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.

Other News

Losing the Plot? Agricultural Research Policy and the 2014 Farm Bill

Philip G. Pardey, Jason M. Beddow, and Steven T. Buccola

Following over a decade of declines, the 2014 Agricultural Act yielded modest increases in research and development (R&D) funding. The increase is insufficient to reverse the decline in the U.S. share of global public food and agricultural R&D, and failing to replenish the R&D stock may have profound adverse consequences for the competiveness of U.S. agriculture.

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