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.

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.

students standing with faculty

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 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 2, 2018
    Jeremy Magruder, University of California, Berkeley
    12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Friday, November 9, 2018
    Maria Rosales, University of California, Irvine
    12:00pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
  • Development Economics Workshop
    Thursday, September 6, 2018
    Tamara McGavock, Grinnell College
    3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Matt Klein, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Jens Engelmann, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Thursday, October 4, 2018
    Jessica Zuh (JMC), University of Wisconsin - Madison
    3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    Esteban J. Quiñones (JMC), University of Wisconsin - Madison
    3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Fanny Moffette & Marin Skidmore, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Thursday, November 1, 2018
    Eduardo Cenci, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    Amelia Gibbons, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    Sinafikeh Gemessa, University of Minnesota
    3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
    Thursday, December 6, 2018
    Josh Deutschmann & Emilia Tjernström, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    3:45pm Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)

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