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Land Use and Emerging Policy Challenges: Impacts on Society

AAEA session at 2022 ASSA Annual Meeting

Land use and land use changes have foundational impacts on our society as land directly affects our living space, environmental quality, and essential supplies of water, food, fiber, and energy. Market outcomes of land uses have often meant excessive land exploitation of land and unbalanced land allocation among different uses.

In the AAEA session taking place at 2022 ASSA, “Land Use and Emerging Policy Challenges” the presenters investigate some emerging challenges in policy design aimed at addressing such suboptimality, specifically, what policy options are available, how to assess the intended and unintended consequences of these options.  

  • Land Use and Water Quality Impacts of Expanding the Conservation Reserve Program: An Analysis of Rejected CRP Offers

Andrew Rosenberg, USDA Economic Research Service
Bryan Pratt, USDA Economic Research Service
David Arnold, USDA Economic Research Service

  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Development and Agricultural Land-Use

Yuelu Xu, West Virginia University
Levan Elbakidze, West Virginia University
Xiaoli Etienne, University of Idaho

  • Analysis of Near-Term National Sustainability and Climate Policy Ambitions on Land-Use Projections in the United States

Grace Wu, University of California-Santa Barbara
Justin Baker, North Carolina State University
Gordon McCord, University of California-San Diego
Christopher Wade, TRIU International

  • Grassland Easement Acquisition: Conversion Hazard Rate, Additionality, and Spatial Spillover

Ruiqing Miao, Auburn University
Hongli Feng, Iowa State University
David Hennessy, Michigan State University
Gaurav Arora, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi

If you are interested in viewing the virtual session on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 3:45 – 5:45 pm Eastern, please contact Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office.

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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