Presidential Recognition Award for Special Service to the Association
Timothy Park, USDA-Economic Research Service, Ian Sheldon, The Ohio State University, and Tomislav Vukina, North Carolina State University
Outstanding Master's Thesis Awards
Steven Chambers, University of Wisconsin, "An Evaluation of Oregon’s Land-Use Planning System: Evidence from Remotely-Sensed Land Cover Data", Thesis Advisor: David Lewis
Honorable Mention: Marc Allison, Texas A&M University, "The Future of Biofuels: An Economic Analysis of the Design and Operation of a Microalgae Facility in Texas and the Southwestern United States", Thesis Advisor: James Richardson
Honorable Mention: Ana Fernandez, Michigan State University, "Wildlife Conservation in Zambia: Impact of Game Management Areas on Household Welfare", Thesis Advisor: David Tschirley
Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards
Luisa Menapace, Iowa State University, "Geographical Indications and Quality Promotion in Food and Agricultural Markets: Domestic and International Issues", Thesis Advisor: GianCarlo Moschini
Honorable Mention: Sathya Gopalakrishnan, Duke University, "Shifting Shorelines: Combining Economics and Geomorphology in Beach Management", Thesis Advisor: Martin Smith
Honorable Mention: Hope Michelson, Cornell University, "Small Farmers and Big Retail: Trade-Offs and Dynamics of Supplying Supermarkets in Nicaragua", Thesis Advisor: Christopher Barrett
Distinguished Teaching Awards
Less Than Ten Years' Experience: W. Scott Downey, Purdue University
Undergraduate Teaching, Ten or More Years' Experience: Frank J. Dooley, Purdue University
Graduate Teaching, Ten or More Years' Experience: Stephen Devadoss, University of Idaho
Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Awards
Individual, Less Than Ten Years' Experience: Corinne Alexander, Purdue University
Individual, Ten or More Years' Experience: H. Douglas Jose, University of Nebraska
Group: Jody Campiche, Michael Dicks, Rodney Jones, and Larry Sanders, Oklahoma State University
Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis
Craig Jagger, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Agriculture
Quality of Communication Award
Harry de Gorter and David Just, Cornell University, "The Social Costs and Benefits of Biofuels: The Intersection of Environmental, Energy and Agricultural Policy"
Honorable Mention: Julian Alston, University of California, Davis, Bruce Babcock, Iowa State University, and Philip Pardey, University of Minnesota, "The Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity Worldwide"
Quality of Research Discovery Award
Julian Alston, University of California, Davis, Matthew Andersen, University of Wyoming, Jennifer James, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and Philip Pardey, University of Minnesota, "Persistence Pays: U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth and the Benefits from Public R&D Spending"
Honorable Mention: John Antle, Oregon State University, "Asymmetry, Partial Moments, and Production Risk"
Outstanding American Journal of Agricultural Economics Article Award
Marc Bellemare and Zachary Brown, Duke University, "On the (Mis)Use of Wealth as a Proxy for Risk Aversion"
Honorable Mention: Glenn Sheriff, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Daniel Osgood, Columbia University, "Disease Forecasts and Livestock Health Disclosure: A Shepherd's Dilemma"
Outstanding Applied Economic Perspectives and PolicyArticle Award
S. Niggol Seo, University of Sydney, "A Microeconometric Analysis of Adapting Portfolios to Climate Change: Adoption of Agricultural Systems in Latin America"
Outstanding Choices Article Award
David Zilberman and Steve Sexton, University of California, Berkeley, Michele Marra, North Carolina State University, and Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo, USDA-Economic Research Service, "The Economic Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops"
Honorable Mention: Ben Senauer and Jon Seltzer, University of Minnesota, "The Changing Face of Food Retailing"
Honorable Mention: Sean Cash, University of Wisconsin and Christiane Schroeter, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, "Behavioral Economics: A New Heavyweight in Washington?"
Publication of Enduring Quality Award
Gerald C. Nelson, International Food Policy Research Institute and Daniel Hellerstein, USDA-Economic Research Service, "Do Roads Cause Deforestation? Using Satellite Images in Econometric Analysis of Land Use"
Chester O. McCorkle, Jr. Student Scholarship
John S. Roberts, University of Maryland
AAEA/AARES Young Professionals Exchange Program—Heading North Award Winner
Marit Kragt, University of Western Australia
Graduate/Undergraduate Student Competitions
Graduate Student Case Study Competition
First Place: Oklahoma State—Amanda Simpson, Lance Weaver, and Kalyn Neal
Second Place: Kansas State University—Brady Brewer, Brian Lauer, and Cooper Morris
Third Place: California Polytechnic State University—Brandon Banner, Garland Nell Jaeger, and Hayley Loehr
Fourth Place: Kansas State/University of Minnesota—Elizbeth Canales, Jim White, and Corey Risch
Graduate Student Extension Competition
First Place: Rebecca Goldbach, Colorado State University
Second Place: David Widmar, Purdue University
Third Place: Callie McAdams, Texas A&M University
Outstanding Undergraduate Paper Awards
First Place: Virginia Allison, University of Georgia
Second Place: Zeke Bryant, University of Georgia
Third Place: Sabrina Westra, University of Alberta
Academic Bowl Awards
First Place: University of Florida, Blue Team—Stephen Morgan, Johanna Wilkes, and Melissa McKendree
Second Place: University of Florida, Orange Team—Christopher Hogan, Perry Sweitzer, and Austin Gerber
Third Place: Texas A&M University, Maroon Team—Jessica Martini, Wilson Alarcon, and Jana Crook
Outstanding Chapter Award
Iowa State University, Advisors: William Edwards and Ron Deiter
Creative Club Award
Angelo State University, Advisors: Kris Ede, Corey Owens, and Sierra Howry