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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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Friday, October 17, 2014

New Choices article available

New Tool (FooDS) Identifies Consumers' Views on Food Safety

Consumers' preferences and concerns for food- and meat-related issues have been tracked over the past 16 months. While current events have led to spikes in concern for and awareness of issues like E. coli and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), demands for meat products have remained steady despite high prices and adverse news events.

Jayson L. Lusk and Susan Murray
JEL Classifications: Q11, Q13, Q18
Keywords: Consumer Demand, Meat, Tracking, Willingness-to-Pay
 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pre/Post-conference Workshops

Call for Proposals
The AAEA Executive Board invites proposals for Pre- and Post-conference Workshops at the 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, December 4, 2014. Selections will be finalized at the AAEA Executive Board meeting in early January and organizers will be notified soon thereafter by the AAEA President.
Submissions will be judged on the merits of the proposal and the space and time available at the Joint Annual Meeting. Organizers will work with the AAEA Business Office to develop a budget for final approval at the January Board meeting.
Please fill out the Pre- and Post-conference Workshop Proposal form to submit a proposal. Finished forms should be sent to Kristen Wright at kwright@aaea.org. The form asks the proposers for the following information:
  1. Title of proposed session and the proposed date and time that the workshop would take place (potential dates include Saturday, July 25 and Wednesday, July 29).
  2. Objectives of the workshop, as well as the timeliness of the subject and why the content of the workshop is relevant to AAEA members/meeting attendees.
  3. Potential speakers, presenters, or panel members, and the total time required for these presentations.
  4. Intended audience and expected attendance at the workshop.
  5. Contact information for organizers in charge of overall development and coordination (complete addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses).
  6. Complete budget information, which includes: financial support expected, speakers’ fees, stipends, and honoraria, catering needs, administrative fees, and other income and costs. Detailed information will be needed, including any catering requests (e.g. boxed lunches, buffet, coffee breaks, etc.), so that a registration fee for the workshop can be determined.
  7. Any requests for membership and/or registration fee waivers that may be required in order to properly conduct the workshop.
  8. Any special software or electronic needs, including if the attendees will be required to bring a laptop.
Incomplete proposals cannot be considered. Please include as much information as needed when submitting; there is no minimum or maximum length for the proposal.
Pre- and Post-conference Workshop Proposal forms should be sent to kwright@aaea.org by Thursday, December 4, 2014. For more information, contact the AAEA Business Office at (414) 918-3190.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New Exchange newsletter & Choices article!


Travel Grants for Economists from Low Income & Lower-Middle Income Countries
During the 2014 AAEA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, AAEA welcomed the 2014 recipients of the Travel Grants for Economists from low and lower-middle income countries. These individuals were selected from more than 40 applicants to the travel grant program to attend the meeting, network, and present their research in a Selected Paper session. More information about past winners of the LI-LMI Travel Grant program and the 2015 call for nominations can be found on the AAEA website.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Member Profile: Rob King

Rob King
Professor
University of Minnesota