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New Frontiers for Agricultural Economics Research Using Data from the U.S. Federal Statistical System

Experts present virtually and in-person in Austin, August 1-3, 2021

New research uses confidential federal statistical system data to address novel economic questions concerning farm household behavior and agricultural  production activities, and two policy-oriented discussion papers, one focusing on current and newly available NASS/ERS data products, and a second focusing broadly on recent policy initiatives to promote greater data access and data sharing across federal statistical agencies, and related challenges and opportunities for researchers. In the New Frontiers for Agricultural Economics Research Using Data from the U.S. Federal Statistical System, session taking place as part of the 2021 Hybrid AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting experts discuss via zoom.

Papers in this session:

  • The Research Data Frontier: Challenges and Opportunities
    Jeffrey Hopkins, USDA-ERS; Brent Hueth USDA-ERS
  • Accessing and Using NASS/ERS Confidential Data Products
    Jeff Bailey, USDA-NASS; Joe Parsons, USDA-NASS
  • The Marginal Propensity to Consume Market Facilitation Program Payments
    Brady Brewer, Purdue University; Jessica Todd, USDA-ERS; and David Williams, USDA-NASS

The session will be livestreamed and in-person on August 3, 2021 at 10:00 am CST.

If you are interested in attending this session or any others happening at the 2021 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in-person or virtually, please contact Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office for your complimentary press registration.

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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