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February 2017, Issue 3


 AAEA News

2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago:
Hotel Information

AAEA invites you to take part in our 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30- August 1, 2017. Our meeting will be taking place at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile located in the heart of the Windy City. Surrounded by the best theatres, shopping, dining and entertainment around, this is an ideal location. This is an event you are not going to want to miss. Make sure to register for the event early as rates will be increasing. Registration for #AAEAChicago17 will be open in Mid-March.

AAEA encourages attendees to make hotel room reservations early to avoid sold out rooms. Book your room at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile Online Reservations.

AAEA Room Rates:
  • Single: $195.00
  • Double: $195.00

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2017 AAEA Annual Meeting:
Award Nominations
Award Nominations are open for submission now through February 9. Award winners will be recognized at the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, during the AAEA Awards and Fellows Ceremony. Learn more about each annual award and how to submit a nomination at

Register for the 2017 Employment Center
Registration is now open for the 2017 Employment Center taking place July 27-29, during the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. The Employment Center offers a great opportunity for highly qualified candidates to connect with a number of employers during the Annual Meeting. The Employment Center features a simplified registration and posting process that is integrated into the AAEA Job Board. Employer registration is $400 and includes unlimited job postings. 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 Chicago!

Call for Applications:
Editorship of the Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy
The AAEA Executive Board invites ap¬plications for one editor for Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy (AEPP) to serve from 2018 through 2020. 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. The AAEA is particularly interested in candidates who will bring ideas and innovations for helping AEPP to further its mission. Applications are due February 27, 2017.
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2017 AAEA Mentorship Workshop:
Registration is now OPEN
Who: This Workshop is for Early Career Professionals currently in a position in the academic or government fields. Topics include: teaching; service: learning when to say "NO"; grant writing and project management; work-life balance; research and publishing; extension and outreach; successful communication; strategies and working with the media; navigating re-appointment, promotion and tenure; and advice on careers outside of academia. Registration forms are due with a post marked date of May 5, 2017.
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Land Water, and Environmental Economics (ENV) Section Workshop:
Water Resources & Policy: Exploring the Risks, Benefits and Opportunities for Conservation
The purpose of this workshop is to inform Congressional staff, agency staff, and other research analysts about research on water quantity, water quality, and related policy being conducted by agricultural economists and engage in an interactive dialogue on research needs and priorities for future research useful for policy development. The intended beneficiaries of this exchange are various stakeholders affected by Farm Policy, researchers, and policy-makers. The workshop will bring together representatives from academia, research organizations, government agencies, and Congressional staff for presentations on and discussions about the current state of science, current knowledge gaps, and policy constraints. To encourage the participation of those outside academia, one member on the organizing committee is from a government agency.
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Other News

Canadian Agricultural Economics Society's Annual Meeting:
Call for Submissions
June 18-21, 2017 ● Montreal, QC
Selected Paper Submissions Submissions on any aspect of agricultural or resource economics, including teaching, research, and/or extension are encouraged. The presenters must be a member of the CAES and be registered for the Annual Meeting by April 25, 2017. Each member may be the primary/presenting/contact author on only one submitted abstract, but there are no limits to co-authorship on other abstracts submitted by other individuals. Deadline is at Midnight (PST) on February 6, 2017
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French Association of Environmental and Resources Economists

May 11-12th, 2017, BREST
The workshop will focus on the practical aspects of using market-based instruments in the implementation of environmental and resource management policies. Presentations are welcome that draw from a range of policy domains, including but not limited to greenhouse gas emissions, the protection of air quality, management of groundwater extraction, protection of water quality, regulation of access to fisheries resources, regulation of marine aquaculture, biodiversity conservation as well as the management of recreational activities. The aim of the workshop is to confront experience from different fields, favoring lessons learned from past and current developments in the implementation of market-based management regimes. Research from multiple perspectives will be accepted, including micro- and macro-economic dimensions, political economy as well as legal, political and ecological dimensions.
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6th Conference of the Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA)
Call for Papers
June 15-16, 2017; Piacenza, Italy
Economics and Politics of Migration: Implications for Agriculture and Food: Two key factors have recently contributed to place migration issues at the center of the economic and political agenda. Firstly, the weaker economic prospects and the cuts in public spending due to the recession have increasingly contributed to make immigrants be perceived as competitors in the labor market and in the welfare state, rather than as a resource. Secondly, the refugee crisis, with the number of migrants seeking for asylum in Europe reaching a level not experienced since the mid-1990s, creates alarming tensions and un-coordinated reactions by the EU countries, revealing the fragility of EU institutions.
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Call for Papers and Symposia
NAREA 2017 Annual Meeting

Selected paper sessions, organized sessions, and a poster session allow scholars to share their current research. We are also experimenting this year with discussion symposia. We welcome submissions in all areas of environmental, natural resource, and agricultural economics. Submission Deadline: February 10, 2017.
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