2016 Annual Meeting

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2016 AAEA Annual Meeting Highlights

Announcing the 2016 AAEA Plenary Speakers

• Keynote Address: Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley
• Presidential Address: Jayson Lusk, Oklahoma State University
• Fellows Address:  Jo Swinnen, University of Leuven
• Galbraith Forum: Alain de Janvry, University of California, Berkeley

Six Must See Sessions

Each year, many high quality Invited Paper Sessions are submitted for consideration by the Invited Paper Selection subcommittee. Chosen sessions demonstrate the potential to appeal to a broad range of Annual Meeting attendees and to further the development and dissemination of systematic knowledge in the field of agricultural and applied economics, and/ or generate meaningful conversation.

This year’s Invited Paper Sessions include:

  • Optimal Food Waste: A Theoretical and Empirical Foundation
  • Regulatory Technology Policies: A Real Option View
  • Frontiers of Data Science in Agricultural, Environmental, Natural Resource, and Applied Economics
  • Exploring Economic and Policy Frontiers at the Intersection of Resource, Regional, and Rural
  • The Economics of Taxes and Marketing Restrictions to Reduce Consumption of Specific Foods and Ingredients
  • Economic Drivers and Consequences of Large Food Retailers’ Location

    For additional session information, visit the Invited Paper page on the Annual Meeting website.

Pre and Post Conference Workshops

There will be three pre-conference and three post conference workshops. Advance registration is required for each workshop, and space is limited (additional registration fee). Click here for detailed information on these workshops. Last day to register for the workshops is Friday, July 8th.

Saturday, July 30 Pre-conference workshops:

  • Big Data Big Data in Applied Economics: Knowledge and Applications
  • Brewing Industry Tour
  • The "How-To" of Experimental Economics in Agricultural, Environmental and Applied Research

Wednesday, August 3 Post-conference workshops:

  • Applied Computational Economics
  • USDA-NIFA AFRI Project Directors Workshop - Economics, Markets, & Trade and Environmental
    & Natural Resource Economics Projects
  • Extension Tour

Luncheons and International Lecture and Reception

Consider attending one of the luncheons or reception. Advance registration is required and additional fee applies. Visit the Luncheons and International Lecture and Reception page on the Annual Meeting website for additional details. Last day to register for the luncheons and reception is Friday, July 8th.

Monday, August 1st 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
COSBAE, CWAE, and Extension Luncheon Speaker Series
Speaker: Professor Ralph D. Christy, Cornell International Institute for Food
Title: "Caught between a Discipline and a Profession: Agricultural Economics and the Well-being of Society"

Monday, August 1st 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Applied Risk Analysis Invited Speaker Lecture and Luncheon
Speaker: Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard University
Title: “How Can Commodity-Exporting Countries Cope With Price Volatility?”

Monday, August 1st 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
International Lecture and Reception
Speaker: Professor Daron Acemoglu, MIT
Title: "Is Democracy An Obstacle to Economic Growth?"

Boston Marriott Copley Place

Hotel Room Block Now Open
AAEA has a block of rooms at the Boston Marriott Copley Place at a reduced rate of $190/night. To receive the group rate book by Thursday, July 7th. Reservations can be made online or by calling (877) 901-6632 – make sure you mention the AAEA Annual Meeting when making reservations by phone. There are a limited number of rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to guarantee your room!

** Registration for the Annual Meeting will open soon. Visit the website for more information on registration fees and ticketed events.

Discover downtown from the Boston Marriott Copley Square hotel.
Beautifully appointed and perfectly located, the Boston Marriott Copley Place inspires truly unforgettable experiences for business and leisure travelers. The hotel places you in the heart of downtown Boston's famed Copley Square, just a short distance from some of the city's most popular attractions. The Boston Common, the Shops at Prudential Center and the Copley Place Shops are minutes from the Marriott doorstep; Newbury Street shopping is close by as well.

So much to do in Boston. What will you do?

The Boston area is a wonderful blend of stylish sophistication and historic New England charm. Uncover Boston's history by walking our famous Freedom Trail or visiting one of the many museums. In this issue of Boston on Demand we are highlighting the Freedom Trail and Museums.

The Freedom Trail®
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile, brick lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites. What better way to experience the rich history of our ancestors and the American Revolution here in Boston.

The trail starts at the front door of the Boston Common Visitors Center located at 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA and ends 2.5 miles away at the USS Constitution in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Click on the following link for stops along the Freedom Trail.

Visit Boston Museums and Attractions.
Boston museums are among the finest in the country! View great works of art, stand inside a stained glass globe, experience the world of science, or tour a local brewery. Culture, art, history and fun – your exploration of Boston starts here.

Click on Visit Boston for places to eat, shop and tour during your visit to Boston for the AAEA Annual Meeting.

See you in Boston!