Agricultural Economics

Purdue’s Agricultural Economics Department covers a wide array of issues from development, trade, macroeconomics policy implications, agribusiness, production and consumption all the way to environmental and resource issues. Here in Ag Econ, we pride ourselves in our top-notch research, quality teaching and committed Extension. We also house some outstanding centers: the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), the Center for Food and Agricultural Business (CAB), the Center for Commercial Agriculture (CCA) and many more.



Agricultural Economics
403 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-4191

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99% placement rate

Students in Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics have a 99% placement rate after graduation.

Globally renowned program

Purdue is home to the #4 Agricultural Economics program in the World.

Center for World University Rankings 2022

Students in Purdue's Agricultural Economics undergraduate program have an average starting salary of $51,277.


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Student Success is our goal

Student Success is our goal

Jo Thomas and Andy Oppy
For AGEC's Award Winning Advisors, Student Success is their Primary Goal

Andy Oppy and Jo Thomas, Department of Agricultural Economics Advisors, were selected by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the Global Community for Academic Advising to receive prestigious annual awards. Andy received...

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Student gains insight into agricultural policy during DC conference

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