Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics Doctor of Philosophy

About us

Welcome to the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE) at The Ohio State University. Housed in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, AEDE currently has twenty-two world-class faculty members and administers highly respectedbachelor’s, master’s and PhD programs.

AEDE’s faculty provide world-class teaching, research and outreach in applied economics, with concentrations in the areas of:

  • agricultural economics and agribusiness
  • environmental and resource economics
  • international and development economics
  • regional and urban economics

Doctoral Program
The AEDE PhD program is a globally recognized leader in the disciplinary areas of agricultural, environmental, and development economics. In 2011, our doctoral program was ranked by the National Research Council as the top program in Agricultural and Resource Economics in the United States.

Students learn to apply the skills they acquire, through rigorous training in economic theory and advanced quantitative methods, to a wide range of real-world economic problems. PhD degree recipients go on to assume teaching, research, and managerial positions with:

  • universities and colleges
  • research institutions
  • government agencies
  • multilateral international institutions
  • nongovernmental organizations
  • private companies and corporations

If you want to learn more about our Department’s outstanding programs, please explore our website. If you have any questions, if you would like more information, or if you are ready to join one of the elite departments at Ohio State and in the world, let us know at or give us a call at 614-292-7911.