University of Wisconsin–Madison

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.

AAE Job Market Candidates

We invite you to learn more about our nine Ph.D. job candidates who are available for employment in 2018.

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.

students standing with faculty

IN THE NEWS

AAE Professor Steve Deller talks about Wisconsin's current low unemployment rate, and what it means for the state's economy.

Faculty Spotlight

AAE Professor Brian Gould has been sharing his passion with Wisconsin students and farmers for more than 30 years. He was recently named the Renk Professor of Agribusiness, and currently serves as the Chair of the Undergraduate Committee.

EVENTS

  • Department Seminar
    Friday, September 7, 2018
    Andrew Plantinga, University of California, Santa Barbara
    12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Friday, September 14, 2018
    Samuel Bazzi, Boston University
    12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Friday, October 5, 2018
    Nancy Qian, Northwestern University
    12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Friday, October 19, 2018
    Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia University
    12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    Price Fishback, University of Arizona
    12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Friday, November 9, 2018
    Maria Rosales, University of California, Irvine
    12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Friday, November 30, 2018
    Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University
    12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

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