Mission Statement:

The WAEES mission is to assist agricultural and biofuel decision makers in making informed
decisions through quantitative economic and environmental analyses using our global partial
equilibrium modeling system.

Business Philosophy:

WAEES provides unbiased, relevant, and factual agricultural analysis and projections to agri-
business, biofuels companies, policy makers, commodity organizations, NGO’s, consultants, and
others interested in agriculture and biofuels to help decision makers make informed choices.  We
conduct our business with the highest levels of integrity, dealing honestly with all clients by providing
analytical solutions specifically supporting and addressing their business challenges and

Brief History:

WAEES was founded in 2002 as the Economic Consulting Group.  The name was changed in 2011
to reflect the changing capabilities of the business to include partial equilibrium commodity modeling,
forecasting and scenario analysis and additional focus on the environment. In 2017, WAEES merged
with Kruse Econometric Consulting but retained the WAEES name.


The WAEES team includes a variety of agricultural analysts, many of which have over 20 years of
experience.  As of 2024, the team includes 2 PhD’s, several master’s, as well as several economists
with their BS.


WAEES also employs ten graduate and undergraduate students providing them with formal training
and an opportunity to gain experiential learning while assisting in the maintenance and development
of our complex agricultural partial equilibrium modeling system. Our current students are pursuing
degrees in economics, statistics, mathematics, computer programming/engineering, biochemistry,
and biochemical engineering.


As a small business WAEES also operates with several senior affiliates which provide critical
support for our analysis efforts. These affiliates help WAEES maintain state-of-the-art systems with
respect to our IT and security systems, data science, and maintaining cutting edge analytical
techniques as well as helping with employee and student recruitment.