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August 2021 Issue 15

AAEA Deadlines    

December 31, 2021

January 16, 2022




2021 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting
Thank you

Thank you to all who participated virtually and in-person for this year’s, first ever, Hybrid Annual Meeting! Please keep an eye on the app/platform as sessions will be updating within the app for on-demand viewing. A survey will also go out later this week – we welcome and appreciate your feedback!

2021 AAEA Annual Awards

Outstanding Master's Thesis Award


Molly Delcurto, Montana State University
Benjamin Norton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Betty Thomas, Mississippi State University

Honorable Mention: Gabriel Blair Fontinelee

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Christina Korting, University of Delaware

Honorable Mentions: Susanna Berkouwer, Yang Yu

Distinguished Teaching Awards:
Less than 10 years
10 or more years', Undergraduate
10 or more years', Graduate

Cesar Escalante, University of Georgia
Jason Bergtold, Kansas State University
Zhifeng Gao, University of Florida

Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Awards:
Less than 10 years' experience
10 or more years' experience

Wendong ZhangIowa State University
Nick Paulson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Farmdoc Daily Live Coronavirus and Agriculture (Scott Irwin, Jim Baltz, Ryan Batts, Lee Bynum, Jonathan Coppess, Brenna Ellison, Bryan Endres, Todd Gleason, Keith Good, Todd Hubbs, Hongxia Jiao, Dale Lattz, Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Bruce Sherrick, Cathy Strick, and Brad Zwilling)

Bruce Gardner Award

Vida Abadam, USDA (Shawn Arita, Mary Ann Ball, Vince Breneman, Joseph Cooper, Gustavo Ferreira, Georgi Gabrielyan, Essence Hales, Joy Harwood, Deirdre Holder, Ashley Hungerford, Robert Johansson, Kent Lanclos, Callie McAdams, Sharon Raszap, Pete Riley, Phil Sronce, Thomas Gajnak, Rena Yuan, Roger Cryan, and Charles Stephens also of USDA, Economic Research)

Pat Westhoff, University of Missouri (Julian C.R. Binfield, Sera Chiuchiarelli, Deepayan Debnath, Scott Gerlt, Hoa T.K. Hoang, Lauren Jackson, Youngjune Kim, John Kruse, Abigail Meffert, Seth Meyer, Marc Rosenbohm, Byung Min Soon, Wyatt Thompson, Patrick Westhoff, Jarrett Whistance, Peter Zimmel)

Quality of Research Discovery Award


Scott Irwin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Kristen McCormack and James H. Stock from Harvard)

Honorable Mention: Sherzod Akhundjanov (Muyang Ge and Eric C. Edwards)

Quality of communication Award

Johan Swinnen (John McDermott)

AAEA Mentoring Award

Lisa House, University of Florida

Publication of Enduring Quality Award

Nigel Key, USDA (Elisabeth Sadoulet and Alain de Janvry)

Outstanding AJAE Article

Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Cornell University for 
"The Role of Nonfarm Influences in Ricardian Estimates of Climate Change Impacts on US Agriculture"

Outstanding AJAE Reviewers

  1. Leah Bevis, The Ohio State University
  2. Daniel Brent, Pennsylvania State University
  3. Alexandra Hill, Colorado State University
  4. Jonathan McFadden, University of Oklahoma

Outstanding AEPP Article

Joseph JanzenUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Nathan HendricksKansas State University for
"Are Farmers Made Whole by Trade Aid”

Outstanding Choices Article

Jason Grant, Virginia Tech; Shawn Arita, USDA-OCE; Charlotte Emlinger, Virginia Tech; Sharon Sydow,  USDA-OCE; Mary A. Marchant, Virginia Tech for
"The 2018-2019 Trade Conflict: A One-Year Assessment and Impacts on U.S. Agricultural Exports"

Presidential Recognition Award 

Kathleen Liang, North Carolina A&T

Anthony Grano Scholarship

Chellie Hogan, Oklahoma State University
Deven Brand, Kansas Farm Management Association

Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship

P. Venkatesh, Indian Agricultural Research Institute

McCorkle Scholarship

Karin Wu, University of Wisconsin

AAEA Trust Travel Grants

21 Early Career Professionals and Graduate Students

2021 Academic Bowl Winners

Louisiana State University (Team 1)
Colt Hardee
Michael Younis
Erin Matherne

Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners and nominees.

The AAEA Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE)
CWAE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards: Dr. Lurleen Walters, Dr. Leah Palm-Forster, and Dr. Jamille Palacios Rivera

This year CWAE launched new awards to recognize and celebrate individuals who have actively worked to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the applied economics profession. Full eligibility criteria can be found here. We had two award categories, a senior award (10 or more years work experience after highest degree) and a junior award (less than 10 years of work experience after highest degree). We are proud to recognize Dr. Lurleen Walters, Dr. Leah Palm-Forster, and Dr. Jamille Palacios Rivera as the inaugural recipients of this award. Recipients will be recognized at the CWAE/COSBAE 40th Anniversary Celebration (Sunday, August 1, 2:30-6 PM CT) and the annual CWAE/COSBAE luncheon (Monday, August 2, 11:30 AM-1 PM CT) at the AAEA Annual Meeting. Please join us to celebrate their accomplishments.
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AEPP Working Collection of Articles on COVID-19

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:

Call for Papers
Special Issue, “Agricultural and Applied Economics and Inequity and Discrimination Faced by African Americans in the United States”

Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy
The editors of AEPP invite authors to submit articles for a special issue on inequities and discrimination faced by African Americans in the United States related to topics within agricultural and applied economics. AEPP publishes research related to agriculture; animal, plant, and human health; energy; environment; food and consumer behavior; international development; natural hazards, natural resources; population and migration; and regional and rural development.
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Call for Papers
Applied Economics Teaching Resources (AETR)

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.
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Call for Papers
Special Issue, “Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics Classrooms and Departments”

Applied Economics and Teaching Resources
Applied Economics and Teaching Resources is calling for manuscripts on teaching methods, curriculum development, and programs to foster diversity and inclusion in agribusiness and agricultural economics classrooms and departments. Across the academy, researchers have documented the adverse effects of racial and economic inequality, gender discrimination, stereotype enforcement, and social polarization on university students in the United States. Less has been documented about these issues within agribusiness management, agricultural economics, and related undergraduate and graduate university programs. The goal of this special issue is to further our understanding of educational inequalities for students of different economic, racial, sexual, and cultural backgrounds. Further, we seek articles that report on classroom, department, college, or multi-institutional programs designed to foster and support students from diverse backgrounds. 
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