Invited Paper Sessions:
Call for Proposal
AAEA welcomes proposals for Invited Paper sessions for the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Papers in these Invited Paper sessions may be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) in March 2019, subject to review. Proposals from individuals or groups need to be submitted using the online submission system by Thursday, November 30, 2017. The system will open in early November.
Track Sessions sponsored by AAEA Sections:
Call for Proposals
The AAEA Executive Board invites Track Session proposals for the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Initial proposals need to be submitted by Thursday, November 30, 2017, to Sarah Kenner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final, detailed submissions associated with each session are due by March 7, 2018. The AAEA Business Office will work with each Section that submits proposals on their final submission.
Pre- and Post-conference Workshops:
Call for Proposals
The AAEA Executive Board invites proposals for Pre- and Post-conference Workshops at the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, November 30, 2017. Selections will be finalized at the AAEA Executive Board meeting in early January and organizers will be notified soon thereafter by the AAEA President.
Call for Proposals
AAEA seeks submissions for Organized Symposia for the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Proposals are due by Wednesday, January 17, 2018, and should be submitted using AAEA’s online submission system.
Call for Proposals
AAEA welcomes proposals for Case Studies for the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Cases in this Invited Paper session may be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) in January 2019, subject to review. Proposals from individuals or groups need to be submitted using AAEA’s online submission system by Thursday, November 30, 2017. The system will open in early November.
Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award
The Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award recognizes outstanding impact on agricultural and related policy, based on sound foundations in economic theory, in the tradition of Bruce Gardner. Policy issues are interpreted in their broadest sense. They may relate to either a national or international situation. Their focus may be but not at all necessarily on issues such as price and income policy, environment and land use, local government, rural poverty, and community development problems. The purpose of the award is to encourage sound economic analysis of public policy issues that provides timely and relevant information for more effective public policy and program discussions. The award is intended to focus attention on important efforts in research and education or public service which facilitate the policy process and improve public performance and understanding. A maximum of one award is given annually. The award will carry a cash prize of $1,500 and plaque of recognition financed by the Bruce Gardner Memorial Special Purpose Fund of the AAEA Trust. The Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award Subcommittee is encouraged to generate nominations to assure that all outstanding policy contributions are considered. Nominations are due on February 8, 2018.
Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Awards
The Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Awards recognize achievement of excellence in extension economics education programs. Awards may recognize not only individual programs, but also significant contributions of an individual economist to a larger, group program. Each year, one award for each of the following categories is given:
- Individual with fewer than 10 years’ experience
- Individual with 10 or more years’ experience
*The Group Award recognizes the overall effectiveness, impact and contributions of a single program
Nominations are due on February 8, 2018.
Distinguished Teaching Awards
The Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize and encourage meritorious performance in undergraduate and graduate teaching in agricultural or applied economics as defined by the AAEA vision statement. These award winners will demonstrate outstanding ability and performance as a full-time professional teacher of agricultural or applied economics as defined by the AAEA Vision Statement. Each year, one award for each of the following categories is given:
- Less than 10 years’ undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience
- 10 or more years’ undergraduate teaching
- 10 or more years’ graduate teaching
Nominations are due on February 8, 2018.
Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
The Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is given in recognition of development of professional excellence by persons writing doctoral dissertations in any field consistent with the AAEA vision statement. A maximum of three awards are given each year, and a $1,000 cash prize accompanies each award. Nominations are due on February 8, 2018.
Outstanding Master's Thesis Awards
The Outstanding Master's Thesis Award is given in recognition of development of professional excellence by individuals writing master's theses in any field consistent with the AAEA mission statement. A maximum of three awards are given. A cash supplement of $500 accompanies each award. Nominations are due on February 8, 2018.
Publication of Enduring Quality Award
The Publication of Enduring Quality Award is granted to encourage excellence in publications in fields consistent with the AAEA Vision Statement. A maximum of one award is given each year for a publication with publication date falling at least ten years prior to the year of recognition (2008 or before). Entries are judged on the basis of the enduring quality of the publications to the profession.
Competition is focused on one specific publication by the author(s), one of who was a member of the Association at the time of publication, and not on the cumulative work of the author(s). Nominations are due on February 8, 2018.
Quality of Communication Award
The Quality of Communication Award is granted to encourage excellence in publications in fields consistent with the AAEA vision statement. A maximum of two awards are given each year. Entries must demonstrate superior communication of concepts or knowledge in any subject matter of professional specialization (i.e., teaching, research, policy analysis or extension) in agricultural and applied economics as defined by the vision statement a specified audience. Nominations are due on February 8, 2018.
Quality of Research Discovery Award
The Quality of Research Discovery Award is granted to encourage excellent publications in fields consistent with the AAEA Vision Statement. A maximum of two awards are given each year. Entries must demonstrate excellence in research methodology and may deal with conceptualization of researchable problems as well as empirical verification. Nominations are due on February 8, 2018.
Ari Montgomery Michelsen, 63, of El Paso passed away on September 28, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He was born August 10, 1954, in Oslo, Norway, to Frances (Blumve) and Arve Michelsen. The family returned to the US while he was a toddler, landing in Maryland where Ari graduated from high school. He received a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Management from the University of Maryland in 1976, followed by his M.S. (1983) in Economics and Ph.D. (1988) in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University. Ari was a leader in the field of water resources. He worked for several western universities, most recently as Resident Director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in El Paso. He took great pride in serving on the board of directors for professional organizations and providing consulting expertise to national and international agencies. These activities gave him the opportunity to travel to places like China, Russia, and Chile. In the midst of his professional success, colleagues also remember his mentorship and kindness.
Agrekon: Agricultural Economics Research, Policy and Practice in Southern Africa Special Issue
Call for Papers
Deadline: October 30, 2017
Agri-Food Trade and Non-Tariff Measures
The volume of non-tariff measures (NTMs) impacting on agricultural trade has increased considerably during the last decades. In particular, a large volume of NTMs has been established (and has potential trade effects) between North-South and even between countries in the Global South. Understanding how NTMs influence agri-food trade has become a issue of utmost importance in the international debate and among scholars and policymakers.
The University of Padova (Italy) and the University of Sydney (Australia)
“Food & Health” Winter School
January 29 - February 10, 2018
Lectures will be provided by professors from the University of Padova and the University of Sydney, as well as by FAO and Italian Anti-Adulteration and Health Unit experts. Applications need to be sent to Mara Thiene (email@example.com) by November 22, 2017. Students will be awarded 6 credit points for participating.
AAAS Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement
Food and Water Security Focus in 2018 RFP
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced its call for 2018-19 Fellows in the Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science. “Each year, a cohort of 15 AAAS Leshner Fellows from an area of research at the nexus of science and society will convene for a week of intensive public engagement and science communication training and public engagement plan development… Food and Water Security is the topic for the 2018-2019 cohort of AAAS Leshner Fellows.” The interdisciplinary program invites applicants from a various fields, including economics. Deadline for Fellow applications is November 1, 2017.
Call for Applications
The Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are pleased to announce the fourth and last round of Post-doctoral Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research, funded with UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID) through their program on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA). For 2018-19, IMMANA will award five 12-month Post-doctoral Fellowships to early career researchers who are using and developing or adapting these new methodological approaches with Mentors in ongoing research programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The 62nd Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference 2018
Join us in 2018 for an exciting program of discussion and social events. The annual AARES conference attracts 250 to 300 delegates from around the world in the fields of agricultural, environmental, food, resource and development economics and agribusiness.
The conference offers pre-conference workshops, keynote addresses by distinguished speakers, mini-symposia, selected and contributed paper sessions and a vibrant social program. The call for paper and poster submissions is now open. Registration will open in October 2017. Please visit the conference website for more information on how to submit a paper/poster proposal.
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Opportunities are found in the newly redesigned Catalog of Awards. There are many awards in Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Chemistry, including:
- Mauritius: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
- Australia: Fulbright Senior Scholar in Resources and Energy (Curtin University)
- Canada: Research Chairs in Environment
- United Arab Emirates: All Disciplines (Teaching or Teaching/Research)
- India: Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Awards (All Disciplines)
- Georgia: Science, Technology and Engineering
- Colombia: Fulbright-Universidad Nacional de Colombia Distinguished Chair in Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research
Call for Papers
Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research addresses a broad range of natural resource fields including water, minerals, energy, fisheries and forestry in a synthesizing fashion, rather than stand-alone specialty areas. It also publishes papers on the natural resource implications of climate change, natural disasters and biodiversity loss, among others.
Journal of Consumer Affairs & Financial Literacy and Education Commission
Call for Papers
The Journal of Consumer Affairs and the Financial Literacy and Education Commission announce a
Special Issue and Symposium on: “Effective Financial Capability Interventions for Economically Vulnerable Individuals and Families”