Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
226 Agricultural Administration Building
2120 Fyffe Road
B.S., Agricultural Education, Iowa State University (1962)
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University (1968)
Ph.D., Agricultural/Resource Economics, Cornell University (1972)
Fred Hitzhusen's work focuses on economics of sustainable agriculture, forest, mining and renewable energy systems. He teaches courses on cost benefit analysis, economic analysis for collective choice and global population, food and environment.
Hitzhusen has published three books and more than 150 articles, book chapters, bulletins and reports. His research and graduate students and post-docs have been supported by more than $2 million in grants from local, state and national governments, NGOs and private firms. He has led projects for National Science Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ohio Department of Development, and American Agricultural Economics Association.
Hitzhusen has served on Ohio State's Graduate Council, Research Foundation Board, Task Force on South Africa, and numerous strategic committees. He is currently a member of the Academic Advisory Committe of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and is on the Governor's Commission for Resources and Recreation in Ohio.
He served as assistant dean of International Programs in Agriculture from 1984-87 and has a faculty appointment in the graduate program in environmental science. He retired July 2008 but remains very active in teaching and research.
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Department web page
Violent Conflict, Environmental Degradation, and Food Security (2006)
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
The Ohio State University