Keith Coble, Mississippi State University
Board of Directors
Marc Bellemare, University of Minnesota
Rodolfo Nayga, University of Arkansas
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the candidates for running.
Deadline: May 23, 2018
*All concurrent session presenters, panelists, moderators, and discussants need to be AAEA members and registered for the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting.
2018 Travel Grants are now open for applications. These grants defray housing and transportation costs associated with attending the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on August 5-7. The amount of the travel grant awarded will depend on the number of applications received. There are Travel Grants for both International and Domestic travel.
The deadline for the 2018 Travel Grants is May 23, 2018. Please submit using the online form.
If China chooses to go directly after U.S. soybeans, for example, exports could decline as much as 40% and result in more than $3 billion in lost income nationwide, according to some estimates. “That’s a big deal,” said Wally Tyner, an agricultural economics professor at Purdue University in Indiana. Most soybeans grown in the U.S. are exported, and China is the largest purchaser.
Am I seriously “looking forward to Washington, D.C. in August”? You bet I am! This column should whet your appetite for a feast of professional learning, connections, and opportunity. With over 200 sessions, ten pre- and post-conferences, and a new job fair, the meetings have something for everyone. I’ll end the column with updates on other AAEA initiatives in progress.
Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Aug. 5-7
Home to the largest concentration of applied economists in the world, Washington, D.C., makes an ideal meeting venue for AAEA. This summer’s meeting will highlight economics that make a difference. The meeting will open with a keynote from African Development Bank, President Akinwumi Adesina. Dr. Adesina won the 2017 World Food Prize in large part for the way he designed and implemented incentive-compatible methods of targeting fertilizer and seed subsidies to Nigerian farmers. The meeting will close with the Galbraith Lecture by Paul Romer, professor of economics at New York University and recent Chief Economist at the World Bank. Dr. Romer has explored how the information economy is changing the role of cities, especially in the developing world. What will this transformation mean for the prosperity of rural areas?