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.


Deller, Steven
Foltz, Jeremy
Mitchell, Paul
Phaneuf, Daniel
Rutherford, Thomas
Schechter, Laura
Shi, Guanming (Chair)


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


Conroy, Tessa
Dower, Paul
Hadachek, Jeff
Jerch, Rhiannon
Johnston, Sarah
Mukherjee, Priya
Stevens, Andrew


Beach, Jeremy
Berner, Courtney
van Rijn, Jordan


Roth, Kevin

Mary Treleven

*AAE Affiliate Faculty