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December 2017 Issue 26

We look forward to providing continued support as you make positive differences within the Agricultural and Applied Economic fields.

Your membership and involvement makes AAEA what it is, and we appreciate the dedication of your time and talents to our field and the Association.

We are grateful for your contributions and hope you will continue to add value to AAEA through your partnership with us. If you would like to become more involved in AAEA, please send an email to

From all of us at the AAEA Business Office, we wish you the happiest of holidays, and a joyous New Year!

Dave Baumann, Kristen McGuire, Sarah Kenner, Allison Scheetz, Jay Saunders, Mary Annen, and Vanessa Nicholas
(AAEA Staff will be out of the office starting December 25, 2017, and will be returning to the office on January 2, 2018.)
















January 17, 2018 Deadlines

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John Louis Fischer

Dr. John Louis Fischer was born at home on a cattle ranch near Gotebo, Oklahoma, on land his father and grandfather acquired in 1901 when Indian Territory was opened to European settlement. A believer in access to higher education, John attended Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, where he met and married Jeanne Moore, who would be his wife for 70 years. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after serving in the European theater in World War II.
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Dale Colyer

Dr. Dale Keith Colyer, 85, Professor Emeritus of Resource Economics and Management at West Virginia University passed away December 15, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dale was born in Albion, IL, on December 22, 1931, the son of the late Wallace C. Colyer and the late Louella (Walker) Colyer.  He married Norma Lucy de Wind of Ancón, Ecuador October 9, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri..

Other News

AAEA at ASSA 2018

T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture
Dave Donaldson, MIT

"Comparative Advantage and the Gains from Market Integration"

Friday, January 5
6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Loews Philadelphia, Washington B

AAEA Networking Reception

Saturday, January 6
6:00 pm
Loews Philadelphia, Washington C

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AJARE Call for Papers:
Special Issue on the Economics of Food Fraud

Food fraud—illegally deceiving consumers and other businesses in the production and marketing of food for economic gain—poses risks to private industry, government regulation programs, and consumers (Spink & Moyer, 2011). Food fraud encompasses a range of actions including food adulteration, tampering, theft (and resale), diversion of products outside of intended markets, and counterfeiting. 
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Food and Health Economics Workshop
Call for Papers

The Food and Health Economics Workshop will take place at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) June  7 and 8, 2018. The Food and Health Economics Workshop brings together researchers from around the world working in the field of Food and Health Economics.
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30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists
Call for submissions

Deadline: January 15, 2018
The ICAE 2018 (International Conference of Agricultural Economists) takes place on July 28 – August 2, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The program is being organized by the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE). The conference website is now open for submission of Contributed Papers (oral and visual), Organized Sessions, the Eicher award, and more. Please go to and get regular email updates.
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AARES 2018 Annual Conference
February 6-9, 2018

The 2018 Annual AARES Conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on North Terrace in Adelaide, South Australia.
The venue is close to public transport and there are numerous hotels within a 2-3 minute walk. The airport is approximately 20 minutes by car. Registrations are open. For information on the rates, workshops available, social functions and to register, head to the Registrations page.
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Call for Chapter Proposals
“Selflessness in Business”

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Selflessness in Business. The volume will be edited by Dr. Dominika Ochnik, Katowice School of Economics, Poland.

We invite submissions that explore the selflessness in relations with business and psychology of work. Possible contributions may include the following topics (non-comprehensive list, open to suggestions):

  1. Selected aspects of business selfless actions at individual, organizational and social level
  2. The role of selflessness in open collaboration 
  3. Business Ethics: possibilities and limitations
  4. Volunteering as a manifestation of selflessness

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IMMANA Fellowships
Call for Applications

The Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are pleased to announce the fourth and last round of Post-doctoral Fellowships for emerging leaders in agriculture, nutrition, and health research, funded with UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID) through their program on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA). For 2018-19, IMMANA will award five 12-month Post-doctoral Fellowships to early career researchers who are using and developing or adapting these new methodological approaches with Mentors in ongoing research programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
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Journal of Consumer Affairs & Financial Literacy and Education Commission
Call for Papers

The Journal of Consumer Affairs and the Financial Literacy and Education Commission announce a
Special Issue and Symposium on: “Effective Financial Capability Interventions for Economically Vulnerable Individuals and Families”
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