February 2016 Issue 3
Mohammad Jahangir Alam
You won the 2015 Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship for your research proposal: Analysing the Determinants of Farmer`s and Miller`s Participation in the Public Rice Procurement Program in Bangladesh: Implication for Sustainable Food Security, how is your research progressing?
2016 AAEA Annual Meeting EXECON Pre-conference Workshop
Hosted by the new Experimental Economics Section, the objective of this AAEA pre-conference workshop is to teach how to run economic experiments. The primary purpose is to contribute to the attendees’ understanding of the research methods and tools for using experimental economics to analyze individual decision-making. The workshop program includes three speakers who will help provide the nuts-and-bolts details of running an experiment.
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.
The benefits of your AAEA membership only last through the spring of 2016, so be sure to renew soon to ensure that you keep receiving services from AAEA throughout the upcoming year.
2016 Teaching, Learning, and Communication Section: Graduate Student Teaching Award
The TLC Section is an active group of AAEA members interested in the theory, scholarship, and practice of learning, teaching, and communication. Given that a large majority of AAEA members have responsibilities in these three areas, the TLC’s activities are developed to enhance members’ skills in the on-campus classroom, off-campus workshop, and in a presentation to a community group.
Update from the Food Safety & Nutrition (FSN) Section
Looking back at 2015- it was a great year for our section! We sponsored a successful post-conference workshop on "Applying Behavioral and Experimental Economics to Food and Agri-Environmental Issues", co-organized 10 track sessions and one invited paper session. Thus, we have great plans for the 2016 Annual Meetings and we look forward to sharing more details about our track sessions and planned events with you over the coming months. You may already mark your calendars for the FSN Breakfast and Business meeting, which will take place on Sunday morning, July 31 at 9:30 AM. If you are not a member of our section (yet), we would like to encourage you to stop by this event. We are looking forward to seeing newcomers and regulars. Members in our section address a wide range of research topics in the areas of food safety, nutrition, and health economics.
Scanner Data Workshop Announcement
The Economic Research Service (ERS) is sponsoring a workshop, April 18-19, 2016 for researchers who are currently using IRI scanner data or who are interested in learning more about the data for food policy studies. The aims of the workshop are to (1) disseminate findings from studies that are examining the statistical properties of the data, (2) present results of recent food policy-relevant research conducted using the data, (3) share insights regarding best approaches to working with the data, and (4) provide information to potential new users about how to access the data.
152th EAAE Seminar:
Call for WAEA & CAES Selected Paper Submissions
The WAEA and CAES are excited to invite you to be a part of the program for the 2016 joint annual meetings of the Western Ag Economics Association and the Canadian Ag Economics Society this June 21-23rd in Victoria, British Columbia.
Call for applications for IMMANA Grants (Round 2)
Competitive Research Grants to Develop Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Grants) are now open for applications under Round 2.
IMMANA Grants aim to accelerate the development of innovative and interdisciplinary metrics and methods filling the key knowledge gaps.