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|Located on M2
|July 23:||7:30 am - 7:30 pm|
|July 24:||7:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|July 25:||7:30 am - 4:00 pm|
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(Note: Vehicles will begin departing Marriott Marquis at 11:30 am, and return to Marriott Marquis at approximately 5:30 pm)
Registration Fee: $100
The 2023 BEER pre-conference workshop is on Saturday July 22 from 12:00-5:00 pm. We will visit three craft breweries in Washington DC: DC Brau, Atlas Brew Works and Other Half Brewing. At each brewery, we will conduct Q&A with the brewer and/or owner while sampling flights of the beers. The focus of our conversations this year is understanding the impact COVID-19 had on craft breweries, the strategies each operation undertook during this challenging period, and the lessons learned during the lockdown and aftermath. We will be traveling from location to location via Uber vouchers.
9:30 am – 4:30 am
Registration Fee: $55 (GSS/ECP: $25)
Brief Description:While economists recommend using market incentives, there is the widespread use of regulation to achieve agricultural and environmental resource management objectives. We propose to hold a workshop to explain this reality using multiple vantage points including, political economy, irreversibility, and supply chain perspectives. With these perspectives in mind, we will overview the policy choices of environmental and agricultural policies in the US, followed by a roundtable and a public discussion.
Relevance to AAEA Members/Meeting Attendees:Concerns about climate change, the environment, food security and resilience, and the agricultural sector's economic viability have led to various government interventions. The proposed workshop will offer alternative explanations to these policy choices, where the presenters are distinguished association members.
|9:30 am - 10:00 am||Gal Hochman
Introduction: what we learned so far
|10:00 am - 10:30 am||Richard Sexton
U.S. agriculture and policy
|10:30 am - 11:00 am||Thomas Hertel
Agriculture & trade
|11:00 am - 11:30 am||Stefanou Spiro
The role of economics: government agencies and regulation
|11:30 am - 11:45 am||Coffee break|
|11:45 am - 12:15 pm||Catherine Kling
Water and regulation
|12:15 pm - 12:45 pm||Bruce McCarl
|12:45 pm - 1:45 pm||Lunch: USDA (Lunch is provided)
|1:45 pm - 2:15 pm||Johan Swinnen
The political economy of food and agriculture policy
|2:15 pm - 2:45 pm||Rudy Nayga
Food & nutrition consumption in the US
|2:45 pm - 3:15 pm||David Zilberman
Regulation of supply chains
|3:15 pm - 3:45 pm||Madhu Khanna
Agriculture & bioenergy in the U.S.
|3:45 pm - 3:55 pm||Coffee Break|
|3:55 pm - 4:30 pm||Round table
Discussion: how might we use policy to promote climate mitigation and adaptation strategies? How policy can help supply chains become more resilient to price volatility? What would likely be the state of agriculture in ten years from now?
8:45 am – 5:00 pm
$35 SOLD OUT
Brief Description of Topic:
The workshop will involve presentations of completed and work in process of projects funded within the period of 2019-2020 by NIFA’s Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive research programs in agricultural and resource economics. The four AFRI economics programs represented are: (1) the Economics, Markets, and Trade (EMT) and (2) the Environmental & Natural Resource Economics (ENRE) programs; (3) Rural Economic Development; and (4) Social Implications for Emerging Technologies. Project directors whose projects are completed or near-completed will present papers outlining their research endeavors and findings. Projects that are in early stages will present posters outline their project objectives, methods, and anticipated results.
Relevance to AAEA Members/Meeting Attendees:
The AFRI economics programs are competitive grants with the ability to fund only 15-20% of submitted proposals. A successful submission must be of high intellectual merit and provide broader impacts in terms of advancing the discipline, addressing important policy issues, or informing economic behavior and decision-making. The presented papers will illustrate the quality of research funded by AFRI and present variety new research addressing topics of interest to the AAEA members.
The attendees will consist of project and co-project directors, both those with completed and ongoing projects. Ideally, the workshop will attract an audience of individuals who have not submitted proposals to AFRI or those who have submitted proposals but have not been successful in receiving an award. For that audience, it is hoped that the workshop will provide a sense of the type and quality of research that is funded. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for junior faculty to talk with experienced project directors about their views and experience with proposal submission and create an opportunity for both new and experience individuals to network and foster new research collaboration.
|8:30 am - 8:45 am||Welcome - Charlotte Tuttle, National Institute of Food and Agriculture|
|8:45 am - 10:15 am||Economics, Markets, and Trade
|10:15 am – 10:30 am||Break|
|10:30 am - 12:15 pm||Rural Economic Development
|12:15 pm – 1:15 pm||Lunch - on your own|
|1:15 pm - 3:00 pm||Flash Talks - (3-5 minute talks)
|3:00 pm – 3:15 pm||Break|
|3:15 pm - 4:45 pm||Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
|4:45 pm - 5:00 pm||Feedback, Discussion, and Closing
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration Fee: $15
Brief Description:The objective of the workshop is to provide an overview of the trade data generated by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). This includes, but not limited to, the Foreign Agricultural Trade of the U.S. data, State Trade Data, and Agricultural Trade Multipliers.
Relevance to AAEA Members/Meeting Attendees:The focus will be on why this data is generated and how it is used to inform policymakers and the public. At the end of the workshop attendees will have a solid understanding of ERS’s data availability, how to access it, and how to potentially collaborate on joint research projects with ERS
$200 stipend available for graduate students and early career professionals (read below)
Ekaterina Stoliarova (Arizona State University), Shijun Gao (Tufts University)
This workshop aims to provide guidance for new AAEA members and young scholars on productive conference participation and integration into the research community. It will allow junior scholars to learn “tips and tricks” for attending conferences from scholars of different career stages and with different backgrounds, ask relevant questions, connect with their peers, learn more about resources available at the AAEA, and introduce themselves to more experienced colleagues in an informal, welcoming setting. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for more proficient AAEA members to meet new colleagues and exchange ideas for future collaborations.
The topics discussed will include:
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm: Welcome and Introduction (Carola Grebitus, Arizona State University)
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Panel discussion including Q&A with
5:30 pm – 5:45 pm: Introducing AAEA annual meeting code of conduct and resources (Norbert Wilson, Duke University)
5:45 pm – 6:00 pm: Introducing AAEA mentoring program (Zoe Plakias, Western Washington University)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Interactive Networking reception
Registration Fee is $20, including beverages and snacks at the networking reception. Pre-registration is required.
Workshop stipends: Thanks to the AAEA Trust we are able to provide 17 graduate students and early career professionals with $200 travel stipends each!.
Deadline for submission passed, all stipends awarded
Intended Audience: All AAEA members, with a particular focus on new members and young scholars like Ph.D. students and MS students.
For more information, please contact Ekaterina Stoliarova (email@example.com)
$100 SOLD OUT
Additional details coming soon
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
$55 (GSS/ECP: $30) SOLD OUT
Stipend Available to: GSS, ECP, other members of the profession belonging to historically underrepresented groups (WMHU)
The post-conference workshop “Publishing Applied Economic Research on Health and Nutrition", organized by the FSN and HTH sections, will take place from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on July 26th at the Marriott Marquis. This target audience of this workshop consists of those members of our profession conducting applied economic research in fields related to the economics of health and nutrition, and it is expected to be particularly beneficial to early career researchers, including those navigating the tenure and promotion process.
The workshop will be organized in four panels, consisting of:
Marianne Bitler, Professor of Economics at UC Davis, will be the keynote/luncheon speaker for the event.
The registration fee for the workshop is $55 (GSS/ECP: $30), and a continental breakfast, lunch, coffee, and tea will be served. Thanks to the generosity of the AAEA Trust, the USDA-ERS, and CWAE, we are able to offer a limited number of $300 stipends to GSS/ECP and underrepresented AAEA members. Application forms for the stipend can be found at this link.
Workshop stipends: To apply, submit the following via email to Mary Annen: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: “Workshop $300 Stipend.”
A maximum of thirty stipends will be granted.
Deadline for submissions
is May 31, 2023 has been extended to June 11, 2023. The amount of the stipend will not exceed $300 and successful applicants will be reimbursed up to that amount for expenses related to attending the workshop. Workshop registration and full-day attendance are required for reimbursement.
Tentative Schedule (panelists subject to change)
Registration 7:30 – 8:15 am
Light breakfast will be served.
Welcome and Introductions 8:15-8:45 am
Alessandro Bonanno (FSN Chair)
Norbert Wilson (Professor; AAEA Past President)
Panel 1 – The editors’ perspective 8:45-10:00 am
In this panel, editors of AJAE, AEPP, JAAEA and Food Policy will discuss their perspective on issues related to publishing / accepting / rejecting applied economics research manuscripts in health and nutrition. The discussion will focus on what an applied economics article on health and nutrition must have to clear the publication bars. and what makes applied health / nutrition economics research relevant for an agricultural economics journal.
Moderator: Alessandro Bonanno
Break 10:00-10:15 am
Panel 2- From Early Career decisions to PNT. 10:15-11:30 am
The panelists, who are currently in positions of Department heads / chairs will share their views on how to best balance research outputs (disciplinary vs. non-disciplinary publications in health and nutrition outlets) in the contest of approaching the job market and the promotion and tenue process. The discussion will touch upon how a CV is likely to be perceived by potential employers, promotion and tenure committees, and external letter writers.
Moderator: Travis Smith
Lunch break 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Luncheon / Keynote Speaker 12:00 am – 1:15 pm
Marianne Bitler – Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis.
Presentation Title: TBA
Introduced by Di Fang
Panel 3 - Publishing in Non-Economics outlets: Deliberate choice vs. pivoting. 1:15 – 2:30 pm
A panel of agricultural and applied economists with a track record of publishing their health and nutrition research in both economics and non-economics journals, will discuss factors affect their decisions to choose one type of publication outlet instead of another. The discussion will cover when to pivot, the hurdles that one can face when publishing in non-economics outlets (differences in positioning / writing) and how to overcome them, and how publishing in non-economic journals has impacted their research trajectories.
Moderator: Di Fang
Break 2:30 – 2:45 pm
Panel 4 – The Federal Agencies’ Perspective. 2:45-4:00 pm
Researchers from government agencies will discuss how disciplinary and interdisciplinary research are valued by their agencies, and how they are used for policy making, and the existing incentives to publish in disciplinary vs. non-disciplinary outlets.
Moderator: Katherine (Katie) Harris-Lagoudakis
Closing Remarks 4:00 – 4:15 pm
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Fee: $40
Description: The Bayesian paradigm provides a natural and practical way for building complex analytical models by expressing the joint model as a sequence of simpler conditional models. This course will first introduce general notions of Bayesian inference and computational methods and then expand to more complex models that have recently emerged as a result of the current literature in machine learning. Models will be illustrated through practical applications to various real case studies in applied economics avoiding much of the theoretical underpinnings. Participants with basic knowledge of statistical and econometric inferential frameworks will find the course useful in expanding their toolkit. Popular topics in agricultural and applied economics such as generalized linear models, discrete choice models, and latent variable models will be covered along with Bayesian machine learning (BML) methods, which naturally incorporates regularization using specific choices of prior distributions. One major advantage of BML is that it can readily handle data irregularities (e.g., missing or censored values) using posterior predictive distributions. The concepts and methods discussed will be demonstrated using R, but can be carried out using other statistical software. Lecture materials, references, data sets, and example code will be distributed electronically to workshop participants.
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM Session 1: Introduction to Bayesian Inference and Computational Methods
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Session 2: Applications of Bayesian Inference in Agricultural Economics
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Session 3: Bayesian Machine Learning Methods
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Session 4: Applications of Bayesian Machine Learning
5:00 PM End