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March 2017 Issue 7


2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago: Hotel & Registration is OPEN

AAEA invites you to take part in our 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30 - August 1, 2017. Our meeting will take 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 now as rates will increase.
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AARES-AAEA Young Professionals Exchange Award:
2017 Heading North Award
Applications are now invited for the 2017 Heading North award. The Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) through the AAEA Trust will jointly offer this travel award to members of AARES or AAEA normally resident in Australia or New Zealand.
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Philip Garcia
2017 Fellow
Phil Garcia is the Thomas A. Hieronymus Distinguished Chair in Futures Markets in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After earning an AB from Occidental College in economics and working three years in the Peace Corps, he received M.S. and PhD degrees from Cornell University in agricultural economics. Excellence in research and graduate education characterizes Phil’s career. He has an exceptional record of continuous scholarly contributions, making landmark contributions to understanding agricultural commodity markets, and distinguishing himself as a graduate educator. Phil is a highly productive researcher with over 250 publications, including 117 journal articles, 21 appearing in the AJAE. His works have generated over 3,750 GS citations (h=37).

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Other 2017 AAEA Fellows:

  • Harry M. Kaiser, Cornell University
  • Mario J. Miranda, The Ohio State University
  • Damona Doye, Oklahoma State University
  • Robert J. Myers, Michigan State University

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Register for the 2017 Employment Center
Registration is now open for the 2017 Employment Center taking place July 30- August 1, 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, but participants must be registered for the 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting..

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!

2017 AAEA Early Career Professional 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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2017 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 2017. 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.
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AAEA at ASSA 2018

Call for Submissions:
2018 ASSA Annual Meeting
President-Elect Scott Swinton is soliciting proposals and suggestions for AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2018 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA January, 5-7, 2018.

The objective of AAEA sessions at the ASSA Annual Meeting is to share new knowledge of interest to economists. The AAEA encourages sessions that will draw widely from ASSA attendees, including sessions jointly sponsored with other ASSA member associations.
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Other News

EAAE 2017 Congress
Call for Proposals
AAEA invites you to submit session proposals for the EAAE 2017 Congress taking place August 29-September 1, 2017 in Parma, Italy.

Submitters should use this template and send completed proposals to AAEA President, Jayson Lusk by April 5, 2017.

Call for Undergraduate Teams:
David Sparling Business Case Competition at CAES
Deadline: Midnight (PST), April 13, 2017

The CAES is pleased to announce the new David Sparling Business Case Competition This competition is a great opportunity to showcase the next generation of business leaders in the agri-food industry. Teams will be required to work through a complex, real-world challenge related to sustainability in the agri-food value chain, develop a creative, practical solution and present their findings and recommendations to a panel of judges made up of industry executives and academics.
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2017 Richardson‐Applebaum Scholarship Award
For Outstanding Graduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing
The Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS) is pleased to accept applications for the 2017 Richardson‐Applebaum Scholarship Award, which is awarded annually for outstanding student research in the area of food distribution and marketing. Broadly defined, this area encompasses all economic functions that occur between the farm gate and final consumer.
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2017 Food Distribution Research Society Scholarship Award
For Outstanding Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing
The Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS) is pleased to accept applications for the 2017 Undergraduate Student Research Paper Competition in the area of food distribution and marketing. Broadly defined, this area encompasses all economic functions that occur between the farm gate and final consumer.
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Irma Adelman

(Written by David Zilberman)

A Leading Economist and Outstanding Berkeley Faculty Member
I was very sorry to learn that Irma Adelman passed away February 24, 2017. A brilliant woman whose life story and achievements were truly awe-inspiring, Irma lived through some of the most important events of the 20th century and her research tools and ideas have impacted the lives of countless people. We were privileged to know and work with her for most of her very productive career. Irma was recently profiled in the Annual Review of Resource Economics “Conversation” series where they feature leading economists such as Arnold Harberger and Douglass North. However in this post, I want to offer a more personal perspective on Irma’s life and work.

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