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Unexpected impacts of U.S. conflict minerals legislation

Just before the winter holidays, Nick Parker, assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics, was interviewed not once, but twice on BBC World News’ Newsday program. The topic of conversation was related to Parker’s research on a Dodd-Frank Bill provision that was designed to curb the violence caused by conflict minerals.

State Economy Faces Trouble

With relatively few college-educated people moving here and an economy that is generating large numbers of lower-skill jobs, Wisconsin faces a challenging future, researchers at the University of Wisconsin Extension and UW-Madison argue in a new report.

"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.
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Status of Wisconsin Agriculture 2017


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AAE Events

March 2 - 3:45pm
Development Economics Workshop
Laura Schechter - Mobile Payment Systems: The Impact of Layaway Plans on Product Purchases
March 3 - 12:00pm
Department Seminar
Christopher Blattman - State Building in the City: The Effects of Security and Municipal Services on Violence and State Legitimacy in Bogotá
March 9 - 3:45pm
Development Economics Workshop
Jordan van Rijn - Microcredit and Social Capital Formation in Mexico
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