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"Foundational Text" in Environmental Economics Released

After more than ten years in the making, Dan Phaneuf and his co-author Till Requate have published A Course in Environmental Economics: Theory, Policy and Practice, the first graduate-level textbook that integrates the empirics, theory and policy of this maturing field. "In our teaching, we saw a clear need for a textbook covering contemporary topics inclusive of the entire field of environmental economics," says Phaneuf.

What if ag recruiting is too late?

AAE undergraduate majors Jessica Wendt and Deanna Zernicke are Emerging Leaders with the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge fellowship program. In a recent eCALS post, they seek to understand the factors motivating students to study in agriculture related fields. "The average American is now at least three generations removed from the farm," they note.

Fast-track master’s preps graduates for jobs in energy analysis

For decades, American energy companies have tried to persuade customers to use less energy. Part of the goal has been to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, but another incentive is to save utilities money by forgoing investments in new power plants. These initiatives sounds good, but do they work? Students enrolled in the Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA) master’s program learn the statistical methods to analyze a variety of energy programs. No matter what happens in Washington, energy analysis will remain a growing field, says Bill Provencher, AAE professor and REDA program director.
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Status of Wisconsin Agriculture 2017

Help Us Build the Forrest Fund for Students -- An alumni giving campaign to support graduate student professional activities and to honor Barbara Forrest's 20+ years in AAE.

April 27 - 3:45pm
Development Economics Workshop
Scott Gehlbach - Political Connections and Economic Performance: Oligarchs and the Orange Revolution
April 28 - 12:00pm
Department Seminar
Erika Deserranno - Social Relations, Group Identity and the Delivery of Public Services
May 3 - 12:00pm
Applied Economics Workshop
Cornelia Ilin - The Evolution of Learning and Uncertainty in the Adoption of a New Technology: The Case of the U.S. Soybean Seed Industry
Last updated on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 10:20am