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.

1-Year Master's in Resource & Energy Demand Analysis

We are now accepting applications for our accelerated master’s degree in Resource & Energy Demand Analysis (REDA). Apply by January 15th to be considered for a scholarship. All applications are due by March 31st.


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

Upcoming Dairy Insurance Webinar

Join AAE Professor Brian Gould and Mr. Ron Mortensen of Dairy Gross Margin LLC for a refresher on Livestock Gross Margin Insurance Plan for Dairy Cattle on March 28th from 9:30-11:00am.

Dairy cows in field


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