April 2021 Issue 7
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January 16, 2022
AAEA is planning for a hybrid 2021 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas at the JW Marriott. This will not look like a normal AAEA Annual Meeting. Some key differences:
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2021 Travel Grants are now open for applications. These grants defray housing and transportation costs associated with attending the 2021 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, August 1-3, 2021. The amount of the travel grant awarded will depend on the number of applications received. There are Travel Grants for both International and Domestic travel.
The deadline for the 2021 Travel Grants is May 20, 2021, applications will be available soon. Notifications will be sent in June.
These articles will appear in an upcoming special issue on COVID-19. Articles will be added to the collection as they publish online ahead of the special issue publication in early 2021.
View the collection here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1002/(ISSN)2040-5804.special-collection-on-covid-19
Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy
Applied Economics Teaching Resources (AETR) is an online, open access, and peer-reviewed professional publication series. The aim is to provide an inclusive outlet for research, teaching and Extension education scholarship encompassing but not limited to research articles, case studies, classroom games, commentaries, experiential learning, and pedagogy. The goal is to support and advance teaching and Extension education within the scholarly areas of agricultural and applied economics, and agribusiness economics and management. AETR seeks to publish articles that are diverse in both scope and authorship. It serves as a platform for addressing and contributing to our understanding of important societal issues, including inequality and discrimination, as well as how shifts in pedagogy (e.g., growing reliance on remote and hybrid learning modalities) may impact accessibility and inclusion.
Applied Economics and Teaching Resources
The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of expert Economists on our own job market characteristics. As the nation's most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a public resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students at www.onetonline.org.
Post-Conference Workshop (PC54)
The objective of this workshop is mentor junior faculty (less than 5 years) to transition to agricultural and applied economic departments by providing an orientation to expectations for research, teaching and outreach and develop effective strategies for success. The workshop will focus on constructively criticizing research in progress. Mentoring will include networking, information about the profession, and discussion of current research trends and topic areas.
The AAEA Extension Section and Senior Section, along with the USDA Office of the Chief Economist and Texas A&M Agricultural and Food Policy Center are sponsoring a post-conference workshop following the AAEA 2021 meetings to encourage and highlight economic analysis in anticipation of the next Farm Bill.
The Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE) and the Committee on the Opportunities and Status of Blacks in Agricultural Economics (COSBAE) are pleased to announce our new mentoring program, Building the Pipeline. Upper-level undergraduate students from under-represented minorities, as well as female-identifying and non-binary individuals, with a strong interest in graduate education in applied and/or agricultural economics are invited to apply. Applications from 1890 and 1994 land grant institutions are particularly encouraged. For additional eligibility and application information, click here.
2020: "Can insurance alter poverty dynamics and reduce the cost of social protection in developing countries?" written by: Sarah A. Janzen, Michael Carter and Munenubo Ikegami
Honorable mention: "Global food waste across the income spectrum: Implications for food prices, production and resource us," written by Emiliano Lopez Berrera and Thomas Hertel
We are planning a post-conference workshop on data linking. Please take this 15-minute survey to help us tailor the program specifically to the needs of its participants, and be entered to win a $50 gift card. Multiple gift cards are available.
When: April 28, 2021 12:00 PM Arizona
Topic: The Meatless Revolution: A Panel with Industry Experts
Description: The controversy surrounding plant-based vs. lab-grown vs. the traditional meat sector has many wondering how the food system will evolve in this new choice landscape. This symposium brings together both sides of the conversation – the alternative and the traditional meat sectors – to discuss the meatless craze that has swept the nation and the broader implications for the food system. Register here: https://asu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wYTzbm-nTeqc3He4RgDEDQ
AAEA is very excited to announce the creation of the new Special Purpose Fund the Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Fund for Women. This fellowship supports a mentorship relationship between an early career woman agricultural, resource and environmental economist from low income and lower-middle income countries, and a mentor who is a member of the AAEA. More details are available on our website. Donations to this fund are currently being matched 1:2, so donate now!
George W. Morse ,77, of Cape Elizabeth, ME died March 28, 2021. Born in Rumford, ME on May 5, 1943, the son of Frank and Elaine Morse. George married Elizabeth on June 5, 1965. George graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Maine, a Master’s Degree from Purdue University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin in Applied Economics. George was a professor at The Ohio State University from 1977-1989 residing in Athens, Ohio and then Worthington, Ohio. In 1989, George moved to Minnesota and was a professor at the University of Minnesota until his retirement in 2007. George and Elizabeth retired to Maine on the coast which had always been their dream. In retirement, George never slowed down. He was an active member of his community. He was president of the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation in Cape Elizabeth which he was very passionate about.
Government Relations & Washington Update
Biden FY 2022 Budget Proposal Further Delayed
During the last week of March, officials from the Biden Administration reported that the President’s discretionary funding request for fiscal year 2022 will be “coming soon”. It was expected that it would be released during before the end of March but has been further delayed as the Administration works to finalize the proposal. It is expected that the Administration’s submission will only focus on discretionary funding, including proposed funding levels for federal agencies, but not be a full budget request. The release will enable the Biden Administration to highlight its priority areas for spending as Congressional committees begin the annual appropriations process. It is worth noting that the fiscal year 2022 process will not be subject to statutory spending caps, as has been the case in recent years.
AAEA at ASSA
President-Elect Madhu Khanna is soliciting proposals and suggestions for AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2022 Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, January 7-9, 2022.
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.
Sunday, January 3
The COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from Agricultural Economists (A1)
Contracting in Agriculture (A1)
Monday, January 4
Big Data and Near-Real-Time Monitoring of Food Emergencies (A1)
Food Quality Inspection, Certification, and Disclosure (A1)
Tuesday, January 5
The Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Economies (A1)
New for 2021, Farm Foundation is pleased to offer the opportunity for an outstanding early-career agricultural economist to join our team for one year as our first Agricultural Economics Fellow. Applications are due April 9, 2021 and can be submitted at the link below. Applicants can self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague or mentor.
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