Invited Paper sessions are selected by the AAEA President and two additional Board members based on proposals submitted by AAEA members. These sessions are chosen because they may appeal to a broad spectrum of meeting attendees, further the development and dissemination of systematic knowledge in the field of agricultural and applied economics, and/or generate meaningful conversation. Invited Paper sessions generally involve 2-3 paper presentations and ample opportunity for discussion. Invited papers may also be published in the proceedings issue of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Invited Paper Sessions are concurrent sessions. Each concurrent session is 90 minutes in duration. Other concurrent sessions include, Selected Paper Sessions, Lightning Sessions, Organized Symposia, Track Sessions, and Invited Case Study Session.
Sofia B. Villas-Boas, University of California, Berkeley
Rebecca Taylor, University of Sydney
In August 2019, students and colleagues held a day and a half workshop at the University of California at Berkeley to honor the work of AAEA Fellow, Professor Peter Berck, who died in September 2018. The workshop highlighted work in many of the diverse areas Professor Berck contributed to so richly. This Session is designed to give a taste of the papers presented at that memorial workshop and the kind of work that Professor Berck encouraged, and two of the papers are co authored with the late Professor Berck. BERCKonomics stands for Bonding over Economics, Resources, Coffee, and Kindness.
The Impacts of Recycling Policies on Convenience: Evidence from the CalRecycle Program in California
Peter Berck, University of California, Berkeley
Food, Temperature, Season, Region and Campylobacteriosis in the U.S
Sandra Hoffmann, USDA-Economic Research Service
Do Conventional Energy Prices Induce Innovation in Renewable Energy? New Evidence from a Non-Linear Approach
Jill J. McCluskey, Washington State University
Juan Pablo Sesmero, Purdue University
The session features research illuminating the role that climate has in the determination of economic outcomes in developing countries. The focus is in food price dynamics and rural workforce participation.
Blame it on the Rain: The Effects of Weather Shocks on Rural Formal Employment in Colombia
Camilo Bohorquez-Penuela, Banco de la República de Colombia
The Influence of Climate Events on Economic Outcomes in Developing Countries: Rural Labor and Food Price Dynamics
Jose G. Nuno-Ledesma, University of Guelph
Geographical constraints for using international trade to stabilize domestic markets in the presence of cross-country correlated supply shocks
Nelson B. Villoria, Kansas State University
Joshua P. Berning, Colorado State University
Time costs and constraints are important parameters in consumer food demand, especially among resource limited households. This session builds on traditional food demand analysis characterized by price and income effects by examining the impact of time costs and monthly cycles in food demand.
Monthly Cycles in Food Pantry Use: Evidence from Pantry Client Panel Data
Anne Byrne, Cornell University
The Quality of the Food Retail Environment When Consumers May Be Mobile
Parke E. Wilde, Tufts University
Changes in Grocery Promotion Content in Response to SNAP Benefit Distributions
Joel Cuffey, Auburn University
Ruth Meinzen-Dick, International Food Policy Research Institute
Valid measures of women’s empowerment are essential for monitoring progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 5 (gender equality and women’s empowerment). One of these measures is the integrated-Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (i-WEAI), a novel approach intended to prevent duplication of survey questions and reduce overall survey time. This approach allows for the collection of most WEAI indicators in existing agricultural household surveys while minimizing the number of additional questions required. Alongside measure of women’s empowerment, data, information, or analysis on differential gender targeting of agricultural extension is lacking, particularly in a developing-country setting characterized by smallholder farming systems. This data limitation persists despite the need for better information system from governments and their development partners who invest considerable resources in new agricultural technologies and practices targeted to farmers with different characteristics. This session will dive deep into gender data collection in some selected countries in Africa, providing the methodological framework as well as case studies in Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, and Tanzania.
Integrating the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index into Agricultural Household Surveys in Mali, Nigeria, and Ghana
Carlo Azzarri, International Food Policy Research Institute
Gender-disaggregated indicators for agricultural extension: Potential indicators, data sources, and emerging patterns
David J. Spielman, International Food Policy Research Institute
Gender differences and weather-induced agricultural labor allocation: Evidence from rural Tanzania
Yeyoung Lee, Seoul National University
Robert C. Johansson, USDA-Office of the Chief Economist
Lee Ann B. Jackson, World Trade Org
This session conducts a comprehensive, one-year, ex post policy and empirical econometric evaluation of the 2018/19 trade war and retaliatory tariffs on U.S. and global agricultural markets.
Agricultural Export Prices and Volumes: A Monthly Panel-Data Assessment of the 2018/19 Trade War
Jason Grant, Virginia Tech
Costs to Global Agriculture from Recent Trade Disputes
Gopinath Munisamy, University of Georgia
Agricultural Trade Aid: Implications and Consequences for US Global Trade Relationships in the Context of the World Trade Organization
Joseph W. Glauber, International Food Policy Research Institute
Girma T. Kassie, ICARDA
Ashok Mishra, Arizona State University
Achieving sustainable food and nutrition security at the global level requires the transformation of food systems (HLPE, 2017). Understanding food system transformation, in turn, requires a multidisciplinary approach involving economists, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, political scientists, and others to collaborate in a context-specific manner. It includes all aspects from input access and use, production, processing, marketing, to the final consumption of food resulting in nutrition and health. A major challenge in attaining the sustainability of the food system is managing the losses incurred throughout the food system (Willet et al., 2019). This session will bring together a multidisciplinary set of issues and solutions for addressing food losses and wastes from various regions of the world.
Technical Efficiency and Food Loss: The Case of Indian Pulses
Shalander Kumar, International Crops Research for the Semi-Arid Tropics