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AEDE at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations

Jan. 6, 2015

The Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) recently gathered for its annual meeting in Boston, MA from Jan 3-5, 2015 where AEDE was represented amongst the program participants. 

ASSA, in conjunction with approximately 55 associations in related disciplines, holds a three-day meeting each January to present papers on general economic subjects. Over 520 scholarly sessions are held.

One of the organizations that arranged sessions at the gathering was the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA), which a number of AEDE faculty and students are members of.  AAEA hosted six invited paper sessions as well as the T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture.

AEDE research presented at the gathering included:

  • Food Processing Firms, Input Quality Upgrading and Trade” authored by Eric Tseng, OSU AEDE, and Ian Sheldon, OSU AEDE and Ohio State’s Andersons Professor of International Trade, was presented at a session on Heterogeneity and Trade: Applications to the Food and Agricultural Sector. Professor Sheldon also organized the session.
  • “The Political Economy of the 2014 Farm Bill” authored by David Orden, Virginia Tech University and IFPRI, and Carl Zulauf, OSU AEDE, was presented at a session on The 2014 Farm Bill: An Economic Post Mortem.
  • “A Heterogeneous Agent Model of Credit-Linked Index Insurance and Farm Technology Adoption” authored by Mario Miranda, OSU AEDE, and Katie Farrin, USDA’s Economic Research Service and OSU AEDE alumna, was presented at a session on Index Insurance in Developing Countries.

Additionally, a number of AEDE graduate students attended the gathering. To learn more, visit the AAEA website.

January 6, 2015