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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Joint EAAE/AAEA Seminar Paper Submission Deadline

Call for Papers Deadline is quickly approaching! 

Participants who would like to present a paper are requested to submit an abstract in English (max 3500 keystrokes including spaces; Times New Roman font size 12, double spacing) before October 31st, 2014. The abstract should indicate: the question addressed, theoretical background, methods and results.

Other Deadlines

December 1, 2014: Notification of acceptance/rejection
January 20, 2015: Last day to register for the seminar
February 28, 2015: Submission of full versions of accepted papers due
Download the flyer for the call for papers for more information.

Read more about the seminar here.

Friday, October 24, 2014

San Francisco On Demand, Choices & The Exchange


Next Stop - San Francisco

In 2015, join us in San Francisco, home of the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz and so much more. AAEA is joined by WAEA in 2015 and will hold the joint meeting at the Marriott Marquis from July 26-28.
The San Francisco Marriott Marquis is conveniently located in downtown San Francisco just south of Market Street. It is surrounded by wonderful restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. We encourage all attendees to book a hotel room at the Marriott Marquis under the AAEA room block. Room rates start at $213 per night. The block will open in February; visit the joint annual meeting website for updates.
Read more on San Francisco On Demand

Comparing the United States and Canadian Fair Trade Markets to the Rest of the World

The North American fair trade market is at a critical stage in development. Private standards and label claims promote goods based on ethical, social and environmental attributes. Frequently also claiming to be organic, these products are becoming harder to compare as competing standards make the market more complex.

Nicholas DiMarcello III, Neal H. Hooker, and Nicholas Marconi
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Call for Applications: Editorship of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Editorship appointments for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE) are staggered such that two new appointments are made every two years. The AAEA Board now seeks applications for two editors to be appointed for a four-year term, beginning in January 2016. Each editor handles approximately one-fourth of the submitted manuscripts and makes independent editorial decisions on these submissions. The degree to which candidate’s expertise complements that of the continuing editors, James Vercammen and JunJie Wu, will be considered in the selection process.

In addition, editors share the administrative responsibilities of managing the AJAE. Each editor should plan to dedicate 25 to 40 percent of his/her time to AJAE editorial duties. AAEA will provide financial assistance to defray some portion of the editors’ time and most expenses.

The new editors should be prepared to begin the transition process on August 1, 2015 and expect to be fully engaged in editorial duties by January 1, 2016. The AAEA Board will make final selections by early 2015. Interested candidates can consult the journal website for information on the journal at http://www.ajae.oxfordjournals.org/. Please note that all editors need to maintain their AAEA membership throughout their service to the journal.

Applications should include a brief statement expressing interest which should include applicant’s areas of expertise and editorial philosophy for the AJAE, curriculum vitae (including descriptions of previous editorial work) and statements of administrative support from the candidate’s department chair, dean or other appropriate administrative officer. Applications should be sent electronically via PDF to Brian Mondrag√≥n Jones, Executive Director, at bmjones@aaea.org by December 1, 2014. Nominations of potentially interested candidates who can then be solicited for their materials are also welcome.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

“We the Geeks” Submission Ideas



AAEA and C-FARE Seek “We the Geeks” Submission Ideas!

“We the Geeks" is a new series of Google+ Hangouts presented by the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the United States. Topics such as commercial space exploration; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; turning science fiction into science fact; and others will be discussed with Administration officials and key private sector contributors.

The AAEA and the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics (C-FARE) seek submission ideas for an episode of the President’s “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout series. The submission ideas should include the following components:
  1.  A summary paragraph outlining the issue narrative, science, data, and research or analytics approaches that you suggest be highlighted in the program. (Submissions including infographics and other visuals are encouraged.)
  2.  An explanation of why the topic will appeal to middle-school and/or high-school students.
  3. Up to five suggested speakers to speak on the topic (speaker groups can range from Nobel Prize winners to undergraduate students).
  4. Why this episode of “We the Geeks” will help make a difference in understanding science policy.

AAEA and C-FARE seek submissions related to:
  •       Securing food safety
  •       Elucidating global agricultural markets
  •      Extreme Weather Impacts
  •      Valuing the natural capital of our collective resources
  •      Urban agriculture and local foods

Submissions on other topics are also welcome.  

For examples of “We the Geeks” episodes, please see here:

Please submit your “We the Geeks” ideas to info@cfare.org by Monday, November 10 at 9 AM ET.

Track Sessions

Call for Proposals: Track Sessions sponsored by AAEA Sections

The AAEA Executive Board invites Track Session proposals for the 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Initial proposals need to be submitted by Thursday, December 4, 2014, to Sarah Kenner at skenner@aaea.org. Final, detailed submissions associated with each session are due by March 16, 2015. The AAEA Business Office will work with each Section that submits proposals on their final submission.

Tracks are a set of multiple sessions submitted by AAEA Sections, scheduled throughout the meeting and devoted to a common interest area or topic. The AAEA President determines the number of sessions allocated to each section. All Section leaders will be notified of their allocations in October 2014.
Section leaders are responsible for managing and submitting Track Session proposals. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a Track Session, please contact the chair of the Section for more information about the session topics that they are seeking. Proposals submitted to the AAEA Business Office by an individual will be referred back to the Section for approval and official submission.

AAEA has created a Track Session Outline form for Section Leaders to use when submitting their initial outlines in December. This form should be submitted for each session, by the leader of the sponsoring section.

Specific Track Sessions can also be considered as Invited Paper sessions. These sessions need to be submitted through the abstract submission system as an Invited Paper session (see the call for Invited Paper Sessions for more information), and included with the initial Track Session proposals due in December, with an indication that it has also been submitted as an Invited Paper Session. If the proposed Invited Paper session is not accepted, it will still be included as a traditional Track Session.

Please contact Sarah Kenner at skenner@aaea.org or (414) 918-3190 if you have any other questions about submitting or participating in a Track Session.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Member Profile: B. Wade Brorsen

B. Wade Brorsen
Regents Professor and A.J. & Susan Jacques Chair
Oklahoma State University

Case Study Invited Paper Session

Call for Proposals: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Case Study Invited Paper Session

AAEA welcomes proposals for Case Studies for a special Invited Paper session that will be part of the 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Proposals from individuals or groups need to be submitted using the online submission system by Thursday, December 4, 2014. The online submission system opens in early November.

Cases in this Invited Paper session may be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics in January 2016, subject to review (If your paper is accepted, you must inform Anna Douangphachanh at adouangphachanh@aaea.org of your plan to submit or not to submit to AJAE by March 18. Within that notification, authors should include a 250 word abstract of their paper).

Proposals are requested for case studies that show how the application of economic principles to decision making in the public and/or private sectors leads to better decisions. Any topic area that illustrates the application of economic principles is acceptable. Topic areas focusing on emerging issues such as: renewable ingredients, energy economics, food safety, and company environmental policies (e.g., green scorecard) are encouraged. Proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:
  • Deals with a problem that has a high level of importance/interest/relevancy to members of AAEA.
  • Clear and concise teaching objective(s) and target audience(s) (e.g. undergraduate students, graduate students, extension audiences).
  • Case summary that presents solutions and explanations of how the learning objectives are realized.
  • Leads to a better understanding of how the application of economic principles improves decision making.
  • A general description of the teaching plan for presenting the case to include expected student use of reference materials. 
Proposals should include case title, names and contact information of the authors, and a case outline that covers the company or situation profiled, as well as a detailed outline for the case study. The outline should be 3–5 pages in length and a maximum of 2,000 words. The proposal must also contain an outline and ideas for a teaching note, although the teaching note will not be published with the case.  Of the cases submitted, three winning case submissions will be accepted for presentation at the AAEA meetings by February 12, 2015.

Selected case studies (with teaching note when applicable) should be completed by April 14, 2015. These completed versions will be reviewed by the invited case study committee, and feedback to improve the cases will be provided to the author(s). Final versions of the cases must be submitted to AgEcon Search by June 24, 2015 and should be submitted to the AJAE Proceedings Issue Editor by the same date if the authors wish the case study to be reviewed for publication in the AJAE.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Invited Paper Sessions


Call for Proposals
AAEA welcomes proposals for Invited Paper sessions for the 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Papers in these Invited Paper sessions may be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics in March 2016 subject to review (If your paper is accepted, you must inform Kristen Wright at kwright@aaea.org of your plan to submit or not to submit to AJAE by March 18. Within that notification, authors should include a 250 word abstract of their paper).
Proposals from individuals or groups need to be submitted using the online submission system by Thursday, December 4, 2014. The online submission system opens in early November.
Proposed session formats must include either two papers with two discussants or three papers with one discussant. Four paper sessions will not be considered.
Proposals will be evaluated by how well they satisfy the following criteria:
  • The proposed session supports the objective of the Association to further the development and dissemination of systematic knowledge of agricultural and applied economics.
  • The importance of the session is well-justified.
  • The proposed papers are innovative and the topics are likely to generate meaningful discussion during the presentation, as well as interest in a published version.
  • It is likely that the session format will be conducive to a clear, focused, and informative presentation of the topics proposed.
  • The session theme and paper topics are not repetitive of themes and/or topics previously addressed in Invited Paper sessions.
  • The set of sessions will appeal to a broad spectrum of the membership.
Proposals should include session title, session rationale, titles and two-page abstracts of each proposed presentation, and names and contact information of authors, discussants, and moderators.
Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a subcommittee of the AAEA Board. Final versions of the invited papers must be submitted to AgEcon Search by June 24, 2015 and should be submitted to the AJAE Proceedings Issue Editor by the same date if the authors wish the invited paper to be reviewed for publication in the AJAE.
If you have any questions about submitting an Invited Paper session proposal, please contact Kristen Wright at kwright@aaea.org or at (414) 918-3190.

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