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 wait to see your future.
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.
IN THE NEWS
AAE Professor Dan Phaneuf and graduate student Jennifer Raynor look at what pollution caused by Foxconn could cost the fishing industry.
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.
Friday, September 7, 2018Andrew Plantinga, University of California, Santa Barbara12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)Friday, September 14, 2018Samuel Bazzi, Boston University12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)Friday, October 19, 2018Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia University12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)Friday, October 26, 2018Price Fishback, University of Arizona12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)Friday, November 2, 2018Jeremy Magruder, University of California, Berkeley12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
- September 7TBA - Andrew Plantinga, University of California, Santa BarbaraDepartment Seminar12:00 PM, Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
- September 14Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of 'Rugged Individualism' in the United StatesSamuel Bazzi, Boston University12:00 PM, Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
- November 2TBA - Jeremy Magruder, University of California, BerkeleyDepartment Seminar12:00 PM, Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)