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May 2021 Issue 10

AAEA Deadlines    

May 20, 2021

May 26, 2021

June 15, 2021

June 30, 2021

December 31, 2021

January 16, 2022


Register now for the Hybrid Meeting!



2021 AAEA Travel Grants - Deadline is TODAY

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.

2021 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting
Registration and Housing are OPEN

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. So let us start by laying out some key differences.

  1. All in-person attendees are required to be fully vaccinated prior to their arrival at the joint annual meeting.
  2. There will likely be fewer and/or limited attendance social events at the meeting (for example, seated reunions and receptions).  
  3. We will adhere to safety policies onsite such as wearing masks and social distancing, even if these are more stringent than the requirements of the city hosting our event.
  4. All attendees will sign a waiver that they understand the risk of attending an in-person meeting and will not hold the association responsible, should they contract a communicable disease including but not limited to COVID-19.

The virtual part of our program includes live streaming of the Plenary Sessions, Awards & Fellows Recognition Ceremony, and two sessions during each concurrent session time. There will also be some additional virtual sessions offered by Sections.
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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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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: $40, You must apply to participate in this workshop
Space is limited

Upon being accepted for this workshop, mentees will be required to submit a completed working paper that they would like feedback on to by June 30, 2021. This will give the designated small group mentor enough time to review mentees’ work.
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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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NEW SPF – Uma Lele Mentor Fellowship Fund for Women

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!

Call for Participation
Graduate Students in Agricultural and Applied Economics


In today’s market, there are numerous job opportunities for graduate students to enter positions in which they must effectively evaluate policy and communicate with policymakers and non- specialists about how certain issues influence stakeholders in food and agriculture. Communication must be brief, yet powerful, with proper objectivity and inclusion of timely and accurate information. Through this competition, graduate students will have the opportunity to gain experience in both written and verbal policy communication.
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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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Other News

Survey on Transparency in Research

You are invited to a voluntary online survey regarding your opinions on Pre-Analysis Plans and Pre-Registration. To improve transparency in research, these might become mandatory at one point and it is of the essence to stay abreast of current research guidelines. Conversations are taking place requesting all researchers who use data, regardless of primary/secondary or experimental/observational data, to improve clarity and transparency in all stages of analysis. Your opinion matters as your response can guide the development of both concepts in your research field. The implications of these concepts on researchers in the area of agricultural, environmental, resource, and development economics are not well understood. Results from the study will inform researchers and research institutions, which may ultimately benefit researchers, such as yourself.
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Listening Session with a Focus on Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders’ Issues

May 25, 2021, Noon ET

Please join other NAREA members for an open conversation on anti-Asian racism and concerns affecting AAPI (Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander) scholars within the association and beyond. This will be the first of a series of biannual listening sessions hosted by NAREA leadership. The purpose of these sessions is to provide a safe space to reflect on experiences and share ideas for how NAREA can be a better professional home for all members, particularly for members from underrepresented and historically underserved groups. All NAREA members are invited to attend, including those who don’t identify as AAPI.
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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 or

What research and topics are you working on? Want to be an expert source for journalists working on a story? We want to hear from you. Contact Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office via email,

Sign up for listserv emails regarding
new positions HERE.

Anti-Harassment and Code of Conduct Policy

AAEA is committed to the fair, ethical treatment of all of its members and all other individuals participating in AAEA activities or activities connected with, or related to, AAEA activities, while providing an atmosphere that promotes a variety of research, teaching and extension/outreach activities. The AAEA has zero tolerance for, and prohibits any type of, discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, within the organization, at professional meetings, in the field, or anywhere professional activities are conducted under the aegis of the AAEA. View the Policy.