Each summer one of the most highly anticipated events for AEDE’s faculty and students takes place: the annual meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). AAEA is the premier professional organization for agricultural and applied economists working in the U.S.
The yearly gathering brings together the country’s top agricultural and resource economists working in the academic, public and private sectors. This year’s meeting, which was held in partnership with the Western Agricultural Economics Association, was held from July 26-28, 2015 in San Francisco. The event featured over 150 educational sessions, 200 posters on display, and multiple plenary sessions each day.
As one of the preeminent academic departments working in the field of agricultural and resource economics, AEDE had a strong presence at the gathering with research from more than two dozen faculty and students presented, including:
- “Willingness-to-Pay and Willingness to Accept Shale Drilling: A Survey of Ohio Residents” by Mitchell Livy, Allen Klaiber, Sathya Gopalakrishnan, and Brian Roe
- “Alternative Nutrient Management Policies and the Trade-offs between Agricultural Profits and Water Quality Improvements” by Wendong Zhang and Elena Irwin
- “Does Farm-County Dependence Explain County Program Payments?: Analysis of Illinois and Kansas Farm-Level Data Based on Student’s t-Copula Method” by Sanghyo Kim, Carl Zulauf, and Jinsoon Lim
- “Structural Determinants of Adoption of Artificial Insemination among Livestock Farmers in Pakistan” by Muhammad Imran Chaudhry and Mario Miranda
- “Mitigation Index Insurance for Developing Countries: Insure the Loss or Insure the Signal?” by Yiting Li and Mario Miranda
- “Sustainability of Regional Food Reserves When Default Is Possible” by Randall Romero-Aguilar and Mario Miranda was presented at a session on farm policy – food, farms and the environment.
- “School Participation in Farm to School Programs: Results Integrating Information from the Farm to School Census and Census of Agriculture” by Elizabeth Botkins and Brian Roe was presented at a session on food and agricultural marketing – organic agriculture, value chains, and farm-to-school programs.
- “Confronting Price Endogeneity in a Duration Model of Residential Subdivision Development” by Allen Klaiber, David Newburn (University of Maryland), and Douglas Wrenn (The Pennsylvania State University) was presented at a session on spatial and land use models.
- Mark Partridge served as a panelist at a session on defining rural and urban geography.
- “Demand for Urban Tree Cover in California: Comparison of Spatial Hedonic Model and Instrument Variable Method” by Yingdan Mei, Brent Sohngen, and Diane Hite (Auburn University) was presented at a session on advances in environmental and hedonic valuation.
- “Financial Intermediation and Poverty Trap Dynamics over the Life Cycle” by Isai Guizar (Tecnologico de Monterrey), Mario Miranda, and Claudio Gonzalez-Vega was presented at a session on the role of transfers programs and credit in poverty alleviation.
- “Perceived Program Effectiveness and Farmer Preferences for Agricultural Incentive Programs” by Gregory Howard (East Carolina University) and Brian Roe was presented at a session on including subjective beliefs in empirical models of choice and preferences: methodological and food policy implications. Brian Roe also served as a discussant at this session.
- “Does Health Insurance Encourage Obesity? A Study of Moral Hazard” by Elizabeth Botkins was presented at a session on decision making biases and food choices.
- “Gender and Dynamics of Agricultural Technology Adoption: Evidence from Uganda” by Khushbu Mishra, Abdoul Sam, and Mario Miranda was presented at a session on gender and intrahousehold allocation issues.
- “Does Past Experience with Natural Disasters Affect Willingness-to-Pay for Weather Index Insurance? Evidence from China” by Xianglin Liu, Yingmei Tang (Nanjing Agricultural University) and Mario Miranda was presented at a session on crop insurance – managing weather risk.
- “A Structural Approach to Health and Environmental Valuation” by Allen Klaiber was presented at a session on challenges in non-market valuation and techniques to address them.
- “Estimating the Effect of Land Fragmentation on Machinery Use and Crop Production” by Wangyang Lai, Brian Roe, and Yumei Liu (China Agricultural University) was presented at a session on agricultural production, labor and land issues.
- “Containing Deep Capture without Stifling Innovation: Policy Options” by Brian Roe, Jafar Olimov, and Ian Sheldon was presented at a session on the economics and psychology of “deep capture”.
- Elena Irwin served as the discussant at a session on inducing agricultural conservation to reduce eutrophication and hypoxia. Wendong Zhang was a panelist at this session.
- “Willingness to Pay for Rainfall Index Insurance Backed Loans and Basis Risk in Northern Ghana” by Richard Gallenstein, Khushbu Mishra, Mario Miranda, and Abdoul Sam was presented at a session on preferences, demand, and government policy.
- “Defending the Shoreline: A Duration Model of Beach Re-Nourishment” by Sathya Gopalakrishnan and Yun Qiu was presented at a session on natural hazard adaptation, resilience and green infrastructure.
- “Local Foods and New Market Entrants: The Role of Competition and Differentiation” by Cristina Connolly and Allen Klaiber was presented at a session on marketing aspects of coffee, apple, maize and local foods.
- Brian Roe served as the discussant at a session on advancing behavioral methods for assessing consumer demand: applications to food safety and animal welfare.
The department also hosted a reunion reception at the gathering.
To see the full program for the AAEA annual meeting, please visit the AAEA website.
August 10, 2015