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Best Practices for Conducting and Publishing Experiments in Agricultural and Food Economics

AAEA annual meeting track session

In the 2023 AAEA Annual Meeting track session (sponsored by the AAEA Experimental Economics Section and the AAEA Institutional & Behavioral Economics Section) “Best practices for conducting and publishing experiments in agricultural and food economics” six panelists will discuss some of the great challenges of Western societies revolve around sustainable consumption and healthy food choices. Experiments offer a methodology to understand the behavioral drivers of economic outcomes while controlling for the potential confounds in observational data. While the interest of agricultural and applied economists in these approaches have grown increasingly popular, the number of experimental papers published in lead journals has been decreasing for years. This panel brings together leading researchers and editors to provide insights for best practices and advice for successfully conducting and publishing experimental research in agricultural economics and other in leading journals in the field.

Panelists in this session:

  • Awudu Abdulai, Kiel University
  • Vincenzina Caputo, Michigan State University
  • Wuyang Hu, The Ohio State University
  • David Just, Cornell University
  • Jayson Lusk, Purdue University
  • Rudy Nayga, Texas A&M University

This session will take place on Monday, July 24 from 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm Eastern in the Marriott Marquis Washington DC in the Catholic University room.

If you are interested in attending the 2023 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington DC, please send a completed complimentary media registration to Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office. You can also learn more on our Annual Meeting Media Kit page.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes three journals, the Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (an open access journal), the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

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