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AAEA at the 2017 ASSA Annual Meeting

T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 6:15 PM – 8:45 PM
Swissotel Chicago, St Gallen 2 & 3

Steven N. Durlauf
University of Wisconsin – Madison

"A New Approach to Measuring Genetic and Environmental Influences in Twins Studies"
joint with William Brock, Andros Kourellos and Chih Ming Tan

Durlauf's research spans many topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics. His most important substantive contributions involve the areas of poverty, inequality and economic growth. Much of his research has attempted to integrate sociological ideas into economic analysis. His major methodological contributions include both economic theory and econometrics. He helped pioneer the application of statistical mechanics techniques to the modelling of socioeconomic behavior and has also developed identification analyses for the empirical analogs of these models. Other research has focused on techniques for monetary policy evaluation. Durlauf is also known as a critic of the use of the concept of social capital by economists and other social scientists and has also challenged the ways that agent-based modelling and complexity theory have been employed by social and natural scientists to study socioeconomic phenomena.

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AAEA Networking Reception

Cocktail Reception
Saturday, January 7th 6:00-7:30 pm

Swissotel Chicago, Vevey 1

AAEA Sessions: January 6, 2017

Shifts in Price Discovery in Commodity Markets: Implications for United States Agriculture

Friday,  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Swissotel Chicago, Montreux 1

Organizer: Getachew Nigatu
Presenters: Getachew Nigatu; Linwood Hoffman; John Crespi; Joseph Janzen

Is the United States Role in the Price Determination of Major Agricultural Commodities Changing?
Getachew Nigatu and Michael K. Adjemian

Price Discovery When the Market Structure is Changing: The Case of Corn
Carlos Arnade and Linwood Hoffman

Assessing the Impacts of Global Shocks on United States Livestock Price Discovery
John Crespi, Lee Schulz, William F. Hahn and Keithly Jones

Estimating the Location of World Wheat Price Determination
Joseph P. Janzen and Michael K. Adjemian

Economics of Food Waste

Friday, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Swissotel Chicago, Montreux 1

Organizers: Marc F. Bellemare, Hikaru Peterson, Metin Çakır
Moderator: Metin Çakır
Discussant: Jean Buzby
Presenters: Marc F. Bellemare; Brenna Ellison; Danyi Qi

The Economic Causes and Consequences of Food Waste
Marc F. Bellemare; Metin Çakır; Hikaru Hanawa Peterson; Lindsey K. Novak; Jeta Rudi

Evaluation of a Food Waste Reduction Campaign in a University Dining Hall
Brenna Ellison; Erica Nehrling Meador; Brittany Duff

Estimating Informational Rebound Effects of Policies that Divert Food Waste from Landfills: Results from a Dining Experiment
Danyi Qi; Brian Roe

New Perspectives on Economics of Obesity and Health

Friday, 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Swissotel Chicago, Montreux 1

Chair: Sean B. Cash, Tufts University

Young Food Consumers: How Do Children Respond to Point-of-Purchase Interventions?
Sean B. Cash, and Anna McAlister

Local Food Environment, Dietary Quality, and Weight Status Among United States Individuals
Yanhong Jin, and Maoyong Fan

The Social Cost of Nannying Diet: Examining Psychological Reactance in the Lab
Jakina Debnam

Trade Offs-Between Medical Expenditure and Obesity on Their Impact on Life Expectancy: Evidence From Global Data Set
Sangeeta Bansal, and David Zilberman

Modeling Household Food Choice Behavior Using Store-Based and Household-Based Scanner Data

Friday,  2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Swissotel Chicago, Montreux 1

Organizer: Mary K. Muth
Moderator: Mary K. Muth
Presenters: Scott W. Allard; Lauren Chenarides; Linlin Fan; Ilya Rahkovsky

Place, Price, and Poverty: Understanding Factors Shaping Household Food Behavior
Scott W. Allard, and Pat Ruggles

Store Choice and Consumer Behavior in Food Deserts: An Empirical Application of the Distance Metric Method
Lauren Chenarides, and Edward C. Jaenicke

Does a Nutritious Diet Cost More in Food Deserts?
Linlin Fan, Kathy Baylis, Craig Gundersen, and Michele Ver Ploeg

Is the Focus on Food Deserts Fruitless? Retail Access and Food Purchases Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum
Jessie Handbury, Ilya Rahkovsky, and Molly Schnell

AAEA Sessions: January 7, 2017

United States Food Assistance Programs: New Evidence for Program Impact Recipient Behavior

Saturday, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Swissotel Chicago, St Gallen 2

Organizer: Andrew S. Hanks
Moderator: Tim Beatty
Presenters: Craig Gundersen; Travis A. Smith; Andrew S. Hanks; Gnel Gabrielyan

Reconsidering the SNAP Benefit Formula
Craig Gundersen, Brent Kreider, and John V. Pepper

Do SNAP Households Pay Different Prices Throughout the Benefit Month?
Travis A. Smith, Pourya Valizadeh, and Michele Ver Ploeg

WIC Recipient Behavior in the Transition to the Electronic Benefit Transfer System
Andrew S. Hanks, Carolyn Gunther, and Robert Scharff

Analyzing the Sustainability of the Impact of New USDA School Meal Guidelines on Fruit and Vegetable Selection and Consumption in School Cafeterias
Gnel Gabrielyan, Andrew S. Hanks, Adam Brumberg, and Brian Wansink

Decision Making in the Face of Economic and Climate Uncertainty

Saturday, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Swissotel Chicago, Vevey 1

Organizers: Thomas Hertel; Yongyang Cai
Moderator: Thomas Hertel
Discussant: Mario Miranda
Presenters: Alla Golub; Evan Anderson; Yongyang Cai

Agricultural R&D Policy Under Climate and Economic Uncertainty
Yongyang Cai; Alla Golub; Thomas Hertel; Kenneth Judd

Robust Coupled Economic-Climate Models with Carbon-Climate Response and CES Utility of Consumption per Capita and Climate Quality
Evan Anderson; William Brock; Alan Sanstad

Climate Change Economics and Heat Transport across the Globe: Spatial-DSICE
William Brock; Yongyang Cai; Anastasios Xepapadeas