Tuesday, November 23, 2010

News Roundup - 11/23

Below is a collection of various news items of interest to AAEA members. Have something you would like included? Either mention it in the comments below, or e-mail Adam@aaea.org and we'll include it in a future News Roundup.

Webinar: Targeting Regional Economic Development
"We need to work better together as a region” is an often-heard sentiment in sessions exploring options for economic development, but the conversation often leads to frustration as leaders grapple with uncertainty about which industries have the greatest potential for the region.  The presenters of this webinar have compiled state-of-the art analytical techniques for analyzing a region’s comparative advantage, and they will provide an overview in this session.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm EST. To access it, visit http://breeze.msu.edu/ncrcrd/.

Webinar: Managing Volatility in Agriculture
A hard hitting, applied, Web Seminar series on Managing Volatility in Agriculture will be held December 8, 9, 15, and 16. The four, one hour, interactive segments, will be kicked off on December 8 with presentations on the short and long term pressures creating volatility, and a discussion on how and why producers should approach their businesses to manage the sharp ups and downs much of American Agriculture is experiencing.

Details on the program including speakers and how to join the web seminar will soon. If you want to make sure you don’t miss the next announcement, please send an email to, jnewkirk@wsu.edu , with a simple statement, “Let me Know”.

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Feminist Economics on Land, Gender, and Food Security
Contributions may cover diverse topics, including but not limited to:
  • Distributional, including gender, effects on access to and control over land and livelihoods
  • Gender employment effects and broader socioeconomic impacts of land leasing and land acquisition
  • Impacts of the leasing arrangements on urban and rural producers and consumers
  • Land rights, human rights, and socioeconomic justice
  • Responses by civil society and government to land acquisitions
The deadline to submit abstracts is January 15, 2011.

Call for Papers: Second International Conference on Landscape Economics
Numerous research programs and publications indicate a new interest of economists in landscape. The challenge of this conference is to give an overview on current economic research on landscape and to sketch the profile of landscape economics as a new scientific discipline. The conference draws on the general assumption that economic theory offers a potent analytical framework to examine and explain landscape dynamics, the possibilities to govern landscape development and related economic opportunities in rural and urban areas. The economic research on landscape covers a broad field of innovative empirical and theoretical studies, such as valuation, economic landscape models, cost-benefit analyses of landscape services, landscape governance, externalities, income and labor market effects, and many others. The deadline to submit abstracts is March 7, 2011.

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