Call for Applications:
Editorship of the Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy
The AAEA Executive Board invites applications for one editor for Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy (AEPP) to serve from 2017 through 2019. This call for applications is for an editor to manage Submitted Articles which contain original research results addressing real-world problems with sound research approaches and/or have strong policy relevance within the subject matter of the journal. The degree to which candidate’s expertise complements that of the continuing editors, will be considered in the selection process. AAEA is particularly interested in candidates who will bring ideas and innovations for helping AEPP to further its mission.
Renew Your AAEA Membership for 2016
You can now renew your AAEA membership for 2016 on the AAEA website. Simply log in to the “My Account” section to renew. Completing your renewal online saves you time by filling out most of the information for you automatically.
You will need to be a current AAEA member in order to vote in the Executive Board Election, which runs April 15-May 15.
|2016 Executive Election Candidates:
- GianCarlo Moschini, Iowa State University
- Scott Swinton, Michigan State University
- Joe Balagtas, Purdue University
- Jeffrey Dorfman, University of Georgia
- Ken Foster, Purdue University
- Madhu Khanna, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Registration & Housing are Open:
2016 AAEA Annual Meeting
The majority of the 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting activities will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. Room blocks have been secured and all rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline date for the AAEA group rate is Thursday, July 7. Reserve your room in advance to guarantee a room at the discounted AAEA rate.
Register for the 2016 Employment Center
Registration is now open for the 2016 Employment Center taking place July 31-August 2, during the 2016 AAEA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. The Employment Center offers a great opportunity for highly qualified candidates to connect with a number of employers during the Joint Annual Meeting. This year's Employment Center features a simplified registration and posting process that is now integrated into the newly updated AAEA Job Board. Applicant registration is FREE.
For more information please visit the online Employment Center. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Sarah Kenner. We hope to see you in Boston!
Undergraduate Student Section:
2016 AAEA Annual Meeting Activities
On behalf of the Undergraduate Student Section of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, we cordially invite you and your students to attend and participate in the AAEA Annual Meeting in Boston (July 31-August 2, 2016). Our section offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities for undergraduate students of agricultural and applied economics:
- Academic Bowl Competition
- Student Paper Competition
- Earl O. Heady Decision Sciences Spreadsheet Competition
- Outstanding Chapter Competition
- Creative Club Competition
Call for Participation:
AEM/GSS Sections Case Study Competition
The AEM/Graduate Student Section Case Study Competition allows graduate students to test their communication skills and their ability to apply their knowledge of agricultural economics and agribusiness subjects to practical situations. Students competing in the competition will receive a copy of the case study at least two weeks in advance of the AAEA annual meetings.
2016 Extension Competition for Graduate Students
The Extension and Graduate Student Sections of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association announce a competition for graduate students for 2016. This competition, sponsored jointly by the Extension Section and the Graduate Student Section, provides graduate student competitors the opportunity to develop extension and outreach programs from their research. The development of education materials and presentations suitable for a general public audience is expected.
Call for Submissions
2017 ASSA Annual Meeting
President-Elect Jayson Lusk is soliciting proposals and suggestions for AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2017 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, January, 6-8, 2017. Preference will be given to those proposals that add to knowledge on public issues of national and international importance or expand capabilities and tools for economic research.
Jason M. Beddow (1975-2016)
Beddow, Jason M. PhD Age 41 of Linwood passed away on April 14, 2016. Jason was born in Florida to Vernell and John Beddow. He earned his BS of Economics at Texas Tech University, MS at Virginia Tech and PhD at the Univ. of Minnesota. Jason was a Research Asst. Professor of Applied Economics at U of M where his research interests were focused on the spatial aspects of agriculture, and how we might better use spatial data to understand agricultural systems.
Curtis F. Lard (1936-2016)
Curtis Franklin Lard, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 80 years of age.
Curtis Lard received his BS degree in Agriculture at the University of Tennessee in 1957 and his MS degree (1959) and PhD degree (1963) in Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University. He joined the faculty at University of Tennessee as assistant professor in 1963 and advanced to associate professor in 1967.
2016-2 GTAP 101 Course
“Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling”
The objective of the GTAP 101 course is to engage participants in an active, team-based process of learning about the GTAP computable general equilibrium (CGE) model and its use in applied economic policy analysis. The curriculum emphasizes an intuitive and graphical treatment of economic theory in the CGE model, and provides structured experiences in manipulating and running the standard GTAP Model within the RunGTAP software environment. RunGTAP is an intuitive, menu-driven CGE model that minimizes technological hurdles and allows students to quickly begin to focus on their economic thinking and experimentation. The curriculum is geared to advanced undergraduates, graduates and professionals. At the end of the course, participants will be entry-level modelers and more informed consumers of CGE-based analyses. The course also serves as an entry point for developing the technical skills required for the GTAP Short Course.
The Richardson-Applebaum Award
The Food Distribution Research Society is pleased to accept applications for the 2016 Richardson-Applebaum Award, which is awarded annually for outstanding graduate research in food distribution and marketing. The competition is open to all graduate students with scholarly interest and career aspirations in the food distribution system who have completed their degree in 2015 or by May, 2016. Application packages will be accepted until June 5th, 2016.
The Food Distribution Research Society Award
Applications are also open for the new 2016 Food Distribution Research Society Award, being awarded for outstanding undergraduate research in food distribution and marketing. Application packages will be accepted until June 5th, 2016.