Deadline: October 4, 2017
Selection is based mainly on a continuous contribution to the advancement of agricultural or applied economics as defined by the Vision Statement of the AAEA. Achievements may be in research, teaching, extension, administration, or business. The nominee must be a living current member of AAEA and have been a member for at least five years.
Deadline: October 16, 2017
The AAEA Trust Committee and Executive Board are seeking proposals for programs or projects that: Support development of graduate students and early career professionals AND/OR Deepen participation in AAEA or reach out to new group AND/OR Enhance the AAEA Annual Meeting.
Deadline: October 5, 2017
The AAEA Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations from AAEA membership for AAEA President-Elect and two AAEA Directors, all for three year terms beginning July 2018.
Please submit the names and affiliations of nominees to email@example.com. Nominations must be received by October 5, 2017.
As applied economists, AAEA members aim to pair relevance with rigor. My goal as your new president is for our Association to enable us all to do that even better. I’ll use this column to keep you abreast of what’s afoot. But please let me and our board of directors know what you see and what you think.
Our annual meeting last month in Chicago reflected the diversity of agricultural and applied economics. Outside the plenary sessions, the five most popular ones covered Big Data, the cult of statistical significance, food labeling, Washington policy update, and crop insurance. We heard plenary speakers on experimental markets for public services (Charles Plott), (dis)honesty in behavioral economics (Dan Ariely), and returns to agricultural research (Julian Alston). Breaking new ground in stylistic diversity, the Beer vs. Wine track session featured presentations via both limericks and song.