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March 2021 Issue 6

AAEA Deadlines    

March 31, 2021

May 26, 2021

January 16, 2022


Join us in-person this year!


Call for Membership Selfies!

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.
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2021 AAEA Travel Grants

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.

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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Help Support the Economics Labor Market with Quality Data:
The O*NET Data Collection Program and AAEA members

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
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2021 AAEA Mentoring Research Workshop

Post-Conference Workshop (PC54)
August 4-5, 2021
Austin JW Marriott
See below schedule for times each day
Registration fee: TBD
Space is limited

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.
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Call for papers: Food for Thought: Economic Analysis in Anticipation of the Next Farm Bill

AAEA Post-Conference Workshop, August 4, 2021 (PC 53)

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. 
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Call for Applications

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.

International Section’s Best Publication Presentation on an International Topic Award

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

FSN and FAMPS Post-conference Workshop

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.

Click here for the survey link.
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Call for submissions: AAEA invited paper sessions at the 2022 ASSA Annual Meeting

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.
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AAEA Sessions at ASSA 2021 Available on YouTube

Sunday, January 3

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from Agricultural Economists (A1)
Chair: Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contracting in Agriculture (A1)
Chair: Clark Lundberg, San Diego State University

Monday, January 4

Big Data and Near-Real-Time Monitoring of Food Emergencies (A1)
Chair: Rob Vos, International Food Policy Research Institute

Food Quality Inspection, Certification, and Disclosure (A1)
Chair: John Bovay, Virginia Tech

Tuesday, January 5

The Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Economies (A1)
Chair: Heather Stephens, West Virginia University

Other News

31st International Conference of Agricultural Economists—Moves Virtual

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.
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Specialty Crop Supply Elasticity Estimate User Survey

Your input requested! If you use or produce specialty crop price elasticity of supply estimates in your work, please take this less than 15 minute survey developed by Dr. Zoë Plakias (Ohio State University) and Dr. Daniel Tregeagle (North Carolina State University).

This survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Link to Survey (Survey to close April 2)


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