Economics for the real world

Deep historical roots.

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was the first such specialized department in the world. Growing from its original focus on issues of land, forests and farm management, the department is continually evolving to address the needs of students, the state of Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.

Ready for the future.

With research, teaching, and outreach focused on environmental and resource economics, agricultural economics, international development, and community economic development, our faculty’s work addresses some of the world’s most pressing current problems. As one of the top departments in the country, the future of AAE is brighter than ever.

Congratulations to our 2018 Graduates

Congratulations to this year's graduates - we can't wait to see what the future holds for you! Our graduates are moving on to exciting careers in academia, and both the public and private sectors. We wish them all the best!

IN THE NEWS

AAE Professor Nick Parker was recently given an Outstanding Paper award by the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, for work on the impact of U.S. legislation on conlict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Faculty Spotlight

AAE Professor Laura Schechter's work on sewage disposal in Senegal, together with Economics Professor Jean-Francois Houde and AAE graduate student Josh Deutschmann, was recently featured on the NPR podcast Planet Money.

Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients

AAE celebrates all of its graduate and undergraduate scholarship recipients for 2017-18. Students received more than $100,000 in scholarships to support research, study and travel.

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EVENTS

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Department Seminar

Monday, January 6, 2020
Max Kapustin , University of Chicago Crime Lab
12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Friday, January 17, 2020
Casey Wichman , University of Chicago
12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Friday, January 24, 2020
Eric Edwards , North Carolina State University
12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Monday, January 27, 2020
Dawn Thilmany , Colorado State University
12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Monday, January 27, 2020
Will Rafey , MIT
1:30pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Ana Varela Varela , Columbia University
12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Friday, March 6, 2020
Craig Gundersen , University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Friday, April 10, 2020
Rebecca Dizon-Ross , University of Chicago
12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Friday, April 24, 2020
Eyal Frank , University of Chicago
12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

Development Economics Workshop

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Vasily Rusanov , NYU
3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Ian Coxhead , University of Wisconsin - Madison
3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Moussa Blimpo , World Bank
3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Nikita Zakharov , University of Freiburg
3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Jeremy Barofsky , ideas42
3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Corina Mommaerts , University of Wisconsin - Madison
3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Steven Brooke , University of Wisconsin - Madison
3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Francisco Galarza , Universidad del Pacifico
3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

Applied Economics Workshop

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Licheng Xu , University of Wisconsin - Madison
12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Kangli Li & Jordan van Rijn , University of Wisconsin - Madison
12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

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