2016 Annual Meeting

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May Issue

Early registration pricing ends on Wednesday, May 25th, registration rates increase after this date. View pricing details and other information about registration on the webpage to register or download a copy of the PDF registration form and scan and email to Mary Annen at mannen@aaea.org or fax to (414) 276-3349.

2016 AAEA Plenary Speakers Schedule

  • Keynote Address: Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley
    Sunday, July 31st at 6:00 pm
  • Presidential Address: Jayson Lusk, Oklahoma State University
    Monday, August 1st at 8:30 am
  • Fellows Address: Jo Swinnen, University of Leuven
    Tuesday, August 2nd at 8:30 am
  • Galbraith Forum: Alain de Janvry, University of California, Berkeley
    Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:15 pm

Read more about the Plenary Speakers and their presentation here.

Schedule for the Six Invited Paper Session and the Case Study 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
    August 2nd 9:45 am
  • Regulatory Technology Policies: A Real Option View
    August 2nd 1:00 pm
  • Frontiers of Data Science in Agricultural, Environmental, Natural Resource, and Applied Economics
    August 2nd 2:45 pm
  • Exploring Economic and Policy Frontiers at the Intersection of Resource, Regional, and Rural
    August 1st 2:45 pm
  • The Economics of Taxes and Marketing Restrictions to Reduce Consumption of Specific Foods and Ingredients
    August 1st 8:45 am
  • Economic Drivers and Consequences of Large Food Retailers’ Location
    August 1st 1:00 pm
  • Case Study
    August 1st 4:30 pm

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 or once maximum capacity is achieved.

If you are registering only for a pre/post conference workshop or would like to add a workshop or luncheon after you register, download and submit the paper form.

Saturday, July 30 Pre-conference workshops:

  • PC12 Big Data Big Data in Applied Economics: Knowledge and Applications
  • PC13 Brewing Industry Tour (private tour of three breweries, lunch, and tastings at each location)
  • PC14 The "How-To" of Experimental Economics in Agricultural, Environmental and Applied Research

Wednesday, August 3 Post-conference workshops:

  • PC51 Applied Computational Economics
  • PC52 USDA-NIFA AFRI Project Directors Workshop - Economics, Markets, & Trade and Environmental & Natural Resource Economics Projects
  • PC53 Extension Tour (Fenway ballpark, Allendale Farm-An example of urban farming, and the Cranberry Research Station- lunch is included).

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 or once maximum capacity is achieved.

If you are registering only for a pre/post conference workshop or would like to add a workshop or luncheon after you register, download and submit the paper form.

COSBAE, CWAE, and Extension Luncheon Speaker Series
Monday, August 1st 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Speaker: Ralph D. Christy, Cornell International Institute for Food

Applied Risk Analysis Invited Speaker Lecture and Luncheon
Monday, August 1st 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Speaker: Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard University

International Lecture and Reception
Monday, August 1st 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Speaker: Daron Acemoglu, MIT

*New this year

There will be a poster presentation on Sunday, July 31st at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm immediately following the Keynote Address. The first 300 people to view the posters will receive a drink ticket that can be used during the Welcome Reception that begins at 8 pm.

Visit the Schedule At-A-Glance for a preliminary schedule of the AAEA Annual Meeting.

Plan your travel

AAEA would like to encourage you to attend all three days of the 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, happening July 31-August 2. Information about events taking place at the meeting can be found on the 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting website.

The following are links to help you plan your travel:

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to our sponsor:

The University of Chicago Press Journal

If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibiting at the AAEA Annual Meeting, please contact Mary Annen, (414) 918-3190. View the Sponsorship/Exhibitor Prospectus or visit the webpage.

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.

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!