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December 2018, Issue 25

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January 16, 2019

February 8, 2019

        
           
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AAEA News

Selected Presentation Papers and Posters
Call for Abstracts

AAEA seeks submissions for Selected Presentations for the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Selected Presentations are a submission category that represents both Selected Papers and Selected Posters. All submissions are reviewed and accepted together, and only after acceptance are the submissions designated as a paper or poster. At the time of submission, individuals will have the option for their submission to be considered as a poster only. There is no paper only option.

Abstracts must be received by Wednesday, January 16, 2019, and should be submitted using AAEA’s online Abstract Management System.
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Organized Symposia
Call for Proposals

AAEA seeks submissions for Organized Symposia for the 2019 AAEA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Proposals are due by Wednesday, January 16, 2019, and should be submitted using AAEA’s online submission system, which will open early November.
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Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award
2019 AAEA Annual Meeting

The Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award recognizes outstanding impact on agricultural and related policy, based on sound foundations in economic theory, in the tradition of Bruce Gardner. Policy issues are interpreted in their broadest sense. They may relate to either a national or international situation. Nominations are due on February 8, 2019
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Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Awards
2019 AAEA Annual Meeting

The Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Awards recognize achievement of excellence in extension economics education programs. Awards may recognize not only individual programs, but also significant contributions of an individual economist to a larger, group program. Each year, one award for each of the following categories is given:

  • Individual with fewer than 10 years’ experience
  • Individual with 10 or more years’ experience
  • Group*

*The Group Award recognizes the overall effectiveness, impact and contributions of a single program.
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Distinguished Teaching Awards

The Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize and encourage meritorious performance in undergraduate and graduate teaching in agricultural or applied economics as defined by the AAEA vision statement. These award winners will demonstrate to have outstanding ability and performance as a full-time professional teacher of agricultural or applied economics as defined by the AAEA Vision Statement. Each year, one award for each of the following categories is given:

  • Less than ten years’ undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience
  • Ten or more years’ undergraduate teaching
  • Ten or more years’ graduate teaching

Nominations are due on February 8, 2019.
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Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is given in recognition of development of professional excellence by persons writing doctoral dissertations in any field consistent with the AAEA vision statement. A maximum of three awards are given each year, and a $1000 cash prize accompanies each award.

Nominations are due on February 8, 2019.
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Outstanding Master's Thesis Awards

The Outstanding Master's Thesis Award is given in recognition of development of professional excellence by individuals writing master's theses in any field consistent with the AAEA mission statement. A maximum of three awards are given. A cash supplement of $500 accompanies each award.

Nominations are due on February 8, 2019.
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Publication of Enduring Quality Award

The Publication of Enduring Quality Award is granted to encourage excellence in publications in fields consistent with the AAEA Vision Statement. A maximum of one award is given each year for a publication with publication date falling at least ten years prior to the year of recognition (2008 or before). Entries are judged on the basis of the enduring quality of the publications to the profession. Nominations are due on February 8, 2019
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Quality of Communication Award

The Quality of Communication Award is granted to encourage excellence in publications in fields consistent with the AAEA vision statement. A maximum of two awards are given each year. Entries must demonstrate superior communication of concepts or knowledge in any subject matter of professional specialization (i.e., teaching, research, policy analysis or extension) in agricultural and applied economics as defined by the vision statement a specified audience. Nominations are due on February 8, 2019.
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Quality of Research Discovery Award

The Quality of Research Discovery Award is granted to encourage excellent publications in fields consistent with the AAEA Vision Statement. A maximum of two awards are given each year. Entries must demonstrate excellence in research methodology and may deal with conceptualization of researchable problems as well as empirical verification. Nominations are due on February 8, 2019.
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Post-conference Workshop
AAEA: Early Career Professional Mentoring Workshop

Dates: July 24-25, 2019
Location: Atlanta, GA
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019 

The AAEA Early Career Professional Mentoring workshop is aimed at professionals in research positions in applied economics in academic and non-academic careers. The workshop will consist of a one and a half day program, beginning directly after the 2019 AAEA meetings in Atlanta, GA, starting on July 24 and ending by mid-day on July 25, 2019.
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AAEA at the 2019 ASSA Annual Meeting

T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture & Reception

Raj Chetty, Harvard University
Friday, January 4
6:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Hilton Atlanta, Grand Ballroom C

AAEA Networking Reception

Saturday, January 6
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilton Atlanta, 205-207

AAEA Invited Paper Sessions

NAFTA Revisited – Moving Forward
Friday, January 4
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Hilton Atlanta, 401

Ethics in Agricultural and Applied Economics Research
Friday, January 4
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hilton Atlanta, 401

Exploring Mechanisms Underlying the Gender Gap: Promotion. Perceptions, and Professional Networks
Saturday, January 5
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Hilton Atlanta, 401

Pollination Economics: The Supply of Honey and Pollination Services in the Face of Pollinator Decline
Saturday, January 5
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Hilton Atlanta, 401

Food Markets and Nutrition
Saturday, January 5
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Hilton Atlanta, 401

Agricultural Insurance in Developing and Emerging Economics: Demand, Impacts, and Future Prospects
Saturday, January 5
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hilton Atlanta, 401

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Obituaries

Karen Klonsky
1952-2018

Dr. Karen Klonsky, Emeritus University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension Specialist in Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis died on September 29, 2018, at age 66 after an extended illness.

Karen Klonsky was an internationally respected and influential agricultural economist who contributed important publications and research in her fields of study. She conducted a lauded extension program, was known for evaluating and stimulating environmentally sound farm practices, and operated a widely recognized program on measuring farm costs and returns. This part of Karen Klonsky was public.
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Paul H. Hoepner, Sr.
1934-2018

Born March 31, 1934 in New York City, NY, he received his B.S. in 1955 from Cornell University in Agricultural Education followed in 1956 with a M.S. in Agricultural Economics also from Cornell University. In 1960 Dr. Hoepner received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota with a major in Agricultural Economics and a co-major in Economics and Statistics.
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Other News

Call for Abstracts
4th Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week

(Deadline: 6 January 2019)

The ANH Academy invites the submission of abstracts for the  Research Conference on research  at the nexus of agriculture and food systems, nutrition and health to be held in India from 24 -28 June 2019 (city TBC).The conference programme will include invited papers for oral presentations of various formats as well as poster sessions. We welcome papers from all relevant disciplines, e.g. economics, nutrition, public health, epidemiology, environmental sciences, agronomy, sociology, anthropology etc.
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Tenth Conference on "Industrial Organization and the Food Industry"
Call for Papers

June 6-7 2019, Toulouse, France
Keynote Lectures:
Roman Inderst, Goethe University Frankfurt
Eugenio J. Miravete, University of Texas at Austin
The objective of the conference is the discussion of recent contributions in theoretical and empirical economics with a focus on understanding the functioning of food markets. Special attention will be given to (i) the formal analysis of firms’ innovation strategies and their impact on businesses and consumers, (ii) the relationships between the agricultural sector, the food processing industry, and the distribution networks, and (iii) impact of food supply chain strategies (and public policies) on health and the environment.
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Call for Papers: Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research
Special Issue: Institutional Entropy: Causes, Consequences and Corrective Measures

Guest Editors: Chennat Gopalakrishnan, University of Hawaii at Manoa, U.S.A; Jason Levy, University of Hawaii at West Oahu, U.S.A

Recent years have witnessed a significant increase in the decline and fall of natural resource (e.g., water, energy, forestry, minerals, fisheries) institutions in the US and globally, due to the corrosive impact of institutional entropy. The purpose of this special issue is to examine in detail the causes and consequences of institutional entropy and also suggest possible corrective measures.
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