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Case Study Invited Paper Session Call for Proposals

AAEA welcomes proposals for Case Studies for a special Invited Paper session that will be part of the 2012 AAEA Annual Meeting in Seattle. Cases in this Invited Paper session will be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics in January 2013. Regular page charges will apply. Proposals from individuals or groups need to be submitted using AAEA’s online submission system by January 16, 2012.

Proposals are requested for case studies that show how the application of economic principles to decision making in the public and/or private sectors leads to better decisions. Any topic area that illustrates the application of economic principles is acceptable. Topic areas focusing on emerging issues such as: renewable ingredients, energy economics, food safety, and company environmental policies (e.g. green scorecard) are encouraged. Proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Deals with a problem that has a high level of importance/interest/relevancy to members of AAEA.
  • Clear and concise teaching objective(s) and target audience(s) (e.g. undergraduate students, graduate students, extension audiences).
  • Case summary that presents solutions and explanations of how the learning objectives are realized.
  • Leads to a better understanding of how the application of economic principles improves decision making.
  • A general description of the teaching plan for presenting the case to include expected student use of reference materials

Proposals should include case title, names and contact information of the authors, and a case outline that covers the company or situation profiled, as well as a detailed outline for the case study. The outline should be 3–5 pages in length and a maximum of 2,000 words. The proposal must also contain an outline and ideas for a teaching note, although the teaching note will not be published with the case.

You can submit your proposal using AAEA's online abstract system. You must be a 2012 AAEA member or pay a non-refundable $25 submission fee in order to submit to the 2012 Annual Meeting.