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Applied Economics Teaching Resources

Applied Economics Teaching Resources (AETR) is an online, open access, and peer-reviewed professional publication series. The aim is to provide an inclusive outlet for research, teaching and Extension education scholarship encompassing but not limited to research articles, case studies, classroom games, commentaries, experiential learning, and pedagogy.  The goal is to support and advance teaching and Extension education within the scholarly areas of agricultural and applied economics, and agribusiness economics and management. AETR seeks to publish articles that are diverse in both scope and authorship. It serves as a platform for addressing and contributing to our understanding of important societal issues, including inequality and discrimination, as well as how shifts in pedagogy (e.g., growing reliance on remote and hybrid learning modalities) may impact accessibility and inclusion.

The publication is online and open access through Agecon Search. All submissions are peer-reviewed and held to the high standards exhibited in the agricultural and applied economics profession. The scope of the journal extends to teaching and education contributions and materials for undergraduate and graduate education, as well as Extension and adult education. AETR will seek the following contributions:

  1. Case Studies in all areas of applied and agricultural economics, and agribusiness economics and management
  2. Teaching and Extension education scholarship and research
  3. Classroom and field educational innovation (e.g. classroom games, online teaching tools, Extension applications, decision aides, experiential learning activities, and other interactive learning innovations)
  4. Teaching and education commentaries (e.g. notes on pedagogy, evaluations of teaching effectiveness, curriculum development, and educational methodology).

The publication editor is Dr. Jason Bergtold, Kansas State University. The journal has an editorial board consisting of six AAEA members. The publication is distributed through AgEconSearch. Authors will be able to track impacts through both anonymous, open-access downloads on AgEconSearch and controlled access to instructor downloads of teaching notes and supplementary materials. In 2020, the journal had 42 requests for teaching notes and supplementary documents reaching an estimated 1230 students at 30 universities.

AETR Call for Special Issue: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics Classrooms and Departments

Applied Economics and Teaching Resources is calling for manuscripts on teaching methods, curriculum development, and programs to foster diversity and inclusion in agribusiness and agricultural economics classrooms and departments. Click on the above link for more information. Manuscripts will be accepted through December 31, 2021. Special Issue Editors: Dr. Mariah Ehmke, University of Wyoming (, and Dr. Kenrett Jefferson Moore, North Carolina A & T University (

Submitting to AETR

For submission guidelines and information on the publication
process and policies please follow the link below:

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Electronic Access to AETR

AETR Editor

Jason Bergtold (2018-2022)
Kansas State University

AETR Editorial Board

Mariah Ehmke
University of Wyoming

James Sterns
Oregon State University

Sierra Howry
University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Michael Wetzstein
Purdue University

Kenrett Jefferson-Moore
North Carolina A & T University

Rodney Jones
Oklahoma State University