February 2016 Issue 4
Xiaoli L. Etienne|
West Virginia University
What motivated you to pursue Agricultural/Applied Economics as a profession?
Call for Applications for the Mentorship Program: Mentee's and Mentor's
As a mentee, you are given the following opportunities to enhance your career:
The AAEA Mentoring Program promises to be an exciting and rewarding journey for all involved. We encourage all AAEA members to participate.
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 (TLC) 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 section'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.
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
The National Bureau of Economic Research seeks junior AAEA members for attendance at the by-invitation-only conference, “The Economics of Asset Accumulation and Poverty Traps”. June 28-29, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
Call for Papers: 12th Annual Meeting of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC)
5th AAAE Conference
The African Association of Agricultural Economists invites you to participate during its 5th International Conference in Addis Ababa. The theme of the conference is “Transforming smallholder agriculture in Africa: The role of policy and governance.” The meeting will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from September 23-26, 2016.
152th EAAE Seminar:
Looking for Your Opinion about Priorities and Solutions
We need your ideas about these important questions and how answering them will make a difference. Over the next few days you will receive an email about the survey, and we encourage you to respond as soon as possible.