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.
This fall we have nearly 200 students to our graduate and undergraduate programs. AAE now offers four graduate degree options, along with two majors and two certificates for undergrads. Learn more and apply today for Fall 2020.
What's Standing Between Seeds and African Farmers
AAE Professor Emilia Tjernström knows that production could improve if farmers in Africa had access to better seeds. Her research is cited in The Economist this week, in an article on what is standing in the way.
Grow Your Own Beer
Renk Agribusiness Institute Assistant Director Jeremy Beach decided he wanted to create super-local beer, sourcing all ingredients from his farm in Monroe, WI.
AAE Grad Student Awarded
Congratulations to AAE graduate student Erik Katovich who received one of this year's Early Excellence in Teaching Awards from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Our undergrads are lucky to have him as a TA.
REDA Graduates Impacting the Energy Sector
All 2019 REDA graduates hold professional positions, and 85% received analyst jobs within two months of graduation. Students are making an impact in the energy sector immediately, putting their skills to work.
AAE offers new Professional Master's Degree option
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2020 admission to our professional master's program. The program prepares students to enter the workforce in both the US and abroad in data-intensive and quantitatively focused jobs.
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Development Economics Workshop
Applied Economics Workshop
- February 20Internal Migration and the Diffusion of Schooling in the USVasily Rusanov, NYU3:45 PM, Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
- February 27Getting to Grade 10 in Vietnam: Challenges from school access, deprivation and the job marketIan Coxhead, University of Wisconsin - Madison3:45 PM, Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
- March 5Entrepreneurship Education and Teacher Training in RwandaMoussa Blimpo, World Bank3:45 PM, Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
- March 6TBA - Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignDepartment Seminar12:00 PM, Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)
- March 26TBA - Nikita Zakharov, University of FreiburgDevelopment Economics Workshop3:45 PM, Taylor-Hibbard Seminar Room (Rm103)