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Any student enrolled in a UW–Madison doctoral program may pursue a doctoral minor in agricultural and applied economics. Many students who have the relevant background take the master’s core courses of A A E 635 Applied Microeconomic Theory, A A E 636 Applied Econometric Analysis I and A A E 637 Applied Econometric Analysis II to gain training in microeconomic theory and econometrics that are designed to develop a set of analytical skills applicable to a wide range of problems in many disciplines, especially the social sciences.

Graduate students who wish to pursue an Option A external minor in agricultural and applied economics should consult the A A E graduate coordinator or director of graduate studies. Courses should be chosen in consultation with the student's departmental advisor and submitted for approval to A A E before they are taken. Students may earn a doctoral minor in A A E with 9 credits, if all 9 credits are in graduate-level courses preapproved by A A E. Students are expected to achieve a B or better in all courses used for the minor. Directed study courses do not count toward the minor.

The A A E director of graduate studies certifies the minor on the prelim warrant.


Barham, Bradford
Chavas, Jean-Paul
Coxhead, Ian 
Deller, Steven
Foltz, Jeremy
Mitchell, Paul
Phaneuf, Daniel (Chair)
Provencher, R. William
Rutherford, Thomas
Schechter, Laura
Shi, Guanming


Du, Sheldon
Grainger, Corbett
Fletcher, Jason*
Nicholson, Charles
Parker, Dominic


Conroy, Tessa*
Dower, Paul
Johnston, Sarah
Mukherjee, Priya
Stevens, Andrew


Beach, Jeremy
Berner, Courtney


Jordan van Rijn

Mary Treleven

*AAE Affiliate Faculty