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AAEA at the 2019 ASSA Annual Meeting

Register for 2019 ASSA Annual Meeting

T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture & Reception

Raj Chetty, Harvard University

Friday, January 4
6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Hilton Atlanta, Grand Ballroom C

"The Opportunity Atlas: The Geography of Economic Opportunity in America"

Raj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He is also the Director of the Equality of Opportunity Project, which uses “big data” to understand how we can give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding. Chetty's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. His work on topics ranging from tax policy and unemployment insurance to education and affordable housing has been widely cited in academia, media outlets, and Congressional testimony.

Chetty received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003 and is one of the youngest tenured professors in Harvard's history. Before joining the faculty at Harvard, he was a professor at UC-Berkeley and Stanford University. Chetty has received numerous awards for his research, including a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the John Bates Clark medal, given to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field.

Reception will immediately follow the presentation


AAEA Networking Reception

Saturday, January 5
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilton Atlanta, 205-207


 AAEA Invited Paper Sessions

(Bolded names highlight the presenting author)

NAFTA Revisited – Moving Forward

Friday, January 4
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Hilton Atlanta, 401

Organizer: Andrew Schmitz, University of Florida
Moderator: Andrew Schmitz, University of Florida

Renegotiating NAFTA? Evidence from U.S.-Mexico Suspension Agreements on Tomatoes and Sugar
Troy G. Schmitz, Arizona State University, and James L. Seale, Jr., University of Florida

Role of Enabling Trade Indexes & Agreements on Production and Trade Efficiency: A Spatial Stochastic Frontier Analysis
Saleem Shaik, North Dakota State University

Strategic Agricultural Trade Policy Interdependence and NAFTA: Does the Exchange Rate Matter?
P. Lynn Kennedy, Louisiana State University

NAFTA: Trade and Water Needs in the South Texas-Mexico Border
Luis Ribera, Texas A&M University

Ethics in Agricultural and Applied Economics Research

Friday, January 4
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hilton Atlanta, 401

Organizer: Jeffrey Michler, University of Arizona
Moderator: Jeffrey Michler, University of Arizona

Towards a typology of research ethics
Anna Josephson,
University of Arizona, Jeffrey Michler, University of Arizona, and William Masters, Tufts University

“What do you mean by ‘informed consent’?” Household survey ethics in development research
Melinda Smale, Michigan State University and Anna Josephson, University of Arizona

Ethics in econometrics
Travis Lybbert, University of California, Davis

The Right to Food in the United States:  The Role of SNAP
Craig Gundersen
, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Exploring Mechanisms Underlying the Gender Gap: Promotion, Perceptions, and Professional Networks

Saturday, January 5
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hilton Atlanta, 401

Organizer: Joyce Chen, The Ohio State University
Discussant: Shelly Lundberg, University of California, Santa Barbara

Gender Gaps in Academia: Evidence from The Ohio State University
 Daniel Crown, The Ohio State University and Joyce J. Chen, The Ohio State University

Collaboration Networks Among Female Economists: An Examination of Coauthorship using the CSWEP Mentoring Data
Donna K. Ginther, University of Kansas & NBER and Rina Na, University of Kansas

Expectations Bias and Gender
Jill J. McCluskey, Washington State University and Wen Chen, Freddie Mac

Pollination Economics: The Supply of Honey and Pollination Services in the Face of Pollinator Decline

Saturday, January 5
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Hilton Atlanta, 401

Organizer: Brittney Goodrich, Auburn University
Discussant: Brittney Goodrich, Auburn University

Does Colony Loss Reduce Honey Yields?
Peyton Ferrier
, USDA Economic Research Service

The Great Bee Migration: Supply Analysis of Honey Bee Colony Shipments into California for Almond Pollination Services
Brittney Goodrich
, Auburn University, Jeffrey C. Williams, University of California, Davis and Rachael E. Goodhue, University of California, Davis

Beekeeper Costs and Supply Functions for U.S. Honey and Pollination Services
Daniel Sumner
, University of California, Davis, Antoine Champetier, Agricultural Issues Center, University of California, Davis

Support for Native Pollinators among the Public vs Hobby Beekeepers
Jerrod Penn
, Louisiana State University, Wuyang Hu, The Ohio State University, and Hannah Penn, Louisiana State University

Food Markets and Nutrition

Saturday, January 5
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Hilton Atlanta, 401

Organizers: Derek Headey, IFPRI and Will Martin, IFPRI
Discussant: Chris Barrett, Cornell University

Why are nutritious foods so expensive?
Steve Block, Tufts University, Robel Alemu and Derek Headey, IFPRI

Trade reform, dietary diversification and nutrition
William J. Martin, IFPRI and David Laborde Debucquet, IFPRI

Eggs before chickens? Poultry, poverty and nutrition in West Africa
Kwaw Andam, IFPRI, Channing Arndt, IFPRI, Faaiqa Hartley, IFPRI, Derek Headey, IFPRI

The market for lemons … and 95 other foods in rural Ethiopia
John Hoddinott, Cornell University, Kalle John Hoddinott, IFPRII, Derek Headey, IFPRI, and  David Stifel, Cornell University

Agricultural Insurance in Developing and Emerging Economics: Demand, Impacts, and Future Prospects

Saturday, January 5
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hilton Atlanta, 401

Organizers: Ashok K. Mishra, Arizona State University and Awudu Abdulai, University of Kiel
Discussant: Diego Arias Carballo, World Bank

Crop Insurance and Food Security in India: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Survey Data
Thiagu Ranganathan
, Indian Institute of Management Nagpur and Ashok K. Mishra, Arizona State University

Production Risks, liquidity constraints and Participation in Crop Insurance Programs in Ghana
Renan Goetz
, University of Girona, Awudu Abdulai, University of Kiel, Victor Owusu, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Micro-Analysis on the Evaluation of the Impacts of Natural Disasters on Agriculture: Implications for Crop Insurance Programs in Taiwan
Hung Hao Chang,
National Taiwan University