March 2021 Issue 5
March 20, 2021
March 22, 2021
March 31, 2021
May 26, 2021
January 16, 2022
AAEA is looking into ways to update our website, specifically the Membership page, with photos that better represent our diverse membership. The best way to represent our membership is with our members! In a Zoom centric world, AAEA is requesting a “Zoom Selfie” from its members. The goal is to create a collage of virtual members.
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 meat sector is a well-established market, with a typical American consuming over 200 pounds of meat (either beef, chicken, and/or pork) per year. However, the growing demand for alternative proteins (e.g., plant-based, lab-grown) has captured the attention of investors, the media, and consumers. Plant-based “meats” are not only targeted toward vegans and vegetarians, but also consumers who do not subscribe to a specific diet, as plant-based meat companies attempt to mimic the look, feel, and taste of conventional meat-based products. Major food retail chains and fast food restaurants, such as Carl’s Jr., Q’doba, and Burger King, are bucking the trend and have all introduced plant-based alternatives as a substitute to menu favorites. Additionally, new technologies to produce lab-grown meat, such as those derived from chicken feathers, are on the frontier. Infusions of investments by venture capital and large companies are being made, despite the fact that, historically, many investments made in growing food startup companies have ended up being divested at a loss.
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.
Government Relations & Washington Update
Since the beginning of the year, AAEA has been increasing its engagement in Washington, DC. Lowell Randel, AAEA’s new Washington Representative, is meeting with key government officials and partners to discuss the importance of agricultural and applied economics and identify opportunities to advance AAEA priorities. Randel has met with USDA officials including ERS Administrator Spiro Stefanou and USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer to discuss ways AAEA and its members can work with them more closely.
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)
The MRR Innovation Lab invites researchers at U.S. universities to submit proposals for research projects that support our mission to generate and transfer into action innovations that will bolster resilience, keeping rural individuals, households, communities and markets in positions of economic viability from which they can sustain and accelerate a path of inclusive agricultural growth.
The IAAE Board of Directors wishes to announce that the 31st ICAE Conference, initially scheduled for New Delhi in August 2021, will now be a Virtual Event, tentatively from August 17-31. This extended period is to accommodate our participants form diverse time zones. The deadline for submissions of papers and symposia has been extended to Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
AAEA is releasing "Members in the News" emails to the membership. If you find a State, National or International stories about an AAEA Member, please send a link of the story to Jessica Weister at JWeister@aaea.org or email@example.com.
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