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Priorities and Solutions for Society Challenges

Special Issue featured in AAEA’s professional journal, AEPP

Agricultural and applied economists provide solutions to society’s most difficult problems and challenges. In a new Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy (AEPP) Special Issue, a select group of Agricultural Economists were brought together to identify the most pressing issues facing society with input from a broad spectrum within the profession. 

Managing editor of AEPP, Craig Gundersen from the University of Illinois noted that “the 10 articles cover how these solutions have been provided, are being provided, and will be provided by the agricultural economics profession.” Gundersen also mentioned that “the articles were written by some of the leading agricultural economists including five previous, current, and future Presidents of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA).”

Authors  were gathered from AAEA, the Council on Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics (C-FARE), and the United States Department of Agriculture - Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS) to establish the Priorities and Solutions Project. 

If you are interested in setting up an interview with the Editor of AEPP, Craig Gundersen, please contact Allison Scheetz in the AAEA Business Office.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices. To learn more, visit

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