Thursday, January 5, 2012

AAEA Hosting a Number of Events at ASSA in Chicago This Weekend

This Friday and Saturday, AAEA will be hosting six sessions, along with the T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture and Reception, as part of the 2012 ASSA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

New this year, The T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture is free to all attendees and will be featuring Roger Myerson from the University of Chicago. His presentation is titled "State-Building, Leadership, and Local Democracy" and will be held at 5:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Swissotel on Friday, January 6. Following the lecture, AAEA will be hosting a reception that will include some light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. This is a great place to interact with fellow AAEA members while at the meeting. These events are not exclusive to AAEA members, so feel free to bring your colleagues and acquaintances.

In addition to the Schultz lecture, AAEA is hosting four sessions on Friday and two on Saturday which will take place at Swissotel Chicago in Montreux 3. You can find the schedule for these sessions below, and more details on each on the AAEA website:
  • Friday, January 6
    • 8:00 am: Assessment of Climate Change Impact Methods for Agriculture
    • 10:15 am: Revisiting the Relationship between Biofuels Production and Food Prices
    • 12:30 pm: Environmental Kuznets Curve: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives
    • 2:30 pm: The New Normal? The Food and Agricultural Economy
  • Saturday, January 7
    • 8:00 am: Theoretical and Empirical Innovations in Technology Adoption Modeling
    • 10:15 am: Why Peers Matter: Social Networks in Status, Learning and Influence

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