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Mission and Vision

The Applied Risk Analysis Section of the AAEA is intended to disseminate information and facilitate interaction among those in our profession interested in the following topics: production risk, market risk, financial risk, consumer risk, risk theory, risk analysis methods, and risk transfer.  Agricultural and applied economists are regularly asked to assess or model risks, interpret consumer and producer behavior in the presence of risk, and examine the efficacy of risk management strategies.  This section is focused on disseminating information and organizing sessions and Pre- and Post-conference Workshops which further the sharing of information among those interested in risk analysis and management issues.

Applied Risk Analysis section chair, Scott Fausti, presents David Just with the 2014 award for Outstanding Contribution to Applied Risk Analysis.

Outstanding Contribution to Applied Risk Analysis

The 2014 award for Outstanding Contribution to Applied Risk Analysis was presented to the winners during the 2014 AAEA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. The award was presented to:

Marc F. Bellemare, Christopher B. Barrett and David R. Just for their paper entitled "The Welfare Impacts of Commodity Price Volatility: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia."

For more information about the award and to view the call for submissions, please check out the Section Activities page.


ARA membership is open to current members of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Members may join ARA concurrently with AAEA, or join the Section only if already a member of AAEA. Membership in ARA is $10 per year.

You can learn more about joining AAEA by visiting the AAEA membership page. If you are already a member of AAEA and would like to join the Applied Risk Analysis Section, you can do so by completing this form (PDF) or logging in to the My Account section and completing the Online Section Form.