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How will International Trade Impact Agriculture?

Eight researchers present their findings at 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting

In recent years international trade policy has changed in a number of fundamental ways. Transportation infrastructure and e-technological governance capacity has expanded. Policy makers have been forced to find ways to manage food safety risks and the spread of other human and animal diseases. Alongside these changes, the global arena has seen a retreat from free trade towards isolationism and a resurgence in the use of trade policy as a protectionist strategy tool.

In the lightning session “International Trade – Policy Impacts on Agricultural Trade” at the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., eight academic and government researchers will explain in under 10 minutes each, the effects of trade policy on international agricultural markets. Topics of discussion include a number of issues relevant to the re-negotiation of NAFTA and the future of the European Union.

The moderator for the session, K. Aleks Schaefer from the University of London is hopeful that “participants will leave with an increased understanding of international trade policy issues and hear about some of the cutting-edge research in this area.” The session will be on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 2:45 pm EDT.

Over 1,600 participants are expected to attend the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting, which will take place on August 5- August 7 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

If you are interested in attending the 2018 AAEA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. free of charge or simply 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 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. To learn more, visit

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