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Getting Food Taxes Right: The Effect on the Future

Three AAEA members present research at Annual Meeting

Is it possible to globally feed a future, 10 billion people population a healthy diet?

In an Invited Paper session at the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting, “Getting Food Taxes right,” presentations will cover meat consumption, the effect on consumers to respond to price incentives, and food tax insecurity.

Glynn Tonsor from Kansas State University is the discussant for the Invited Paper session which will be on Monday, July 22 at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.

Tonsor says that, “Perhaps more than ever before, society is debating if changes are needed in how various food items are produced and priced to potentially better reflect externalities not fully reflected in current markets.”

If you are interested in attending the session, fill out the complimentary Media Registration. Or to set up an interview with any of the authors, please contact Allison Scheetz in the AAEA Business Office. You can also learn more on our Annual Meeting Media Kit page.

About 1,400 participants are expected to attend the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting, which will take place on July 21-23 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA.

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 two journals, 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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