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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


AEDE at the 2015 International Conference of Agricultural Economists

Aug. 26, 2015

Research by AEDE faculty and graduate students was recently presented at the 29th annual International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE), held from August 8-14, 2015 in Milan, Italy.

The conference, which focused on the theme of “Agriculture in an Interconnected World,” is organized annually by the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE).  IAAE is comprised of a global membership and aims to foster the application of agricultural economics to improve rural economic and social conditions, advance knowledge of agriculture's economic organization, and facilitate communication and information exchange among those concerned with rural welfare, according to the organization's website. IAAE oversees the journal Agricultural Economics.

The work presented at the conference included the following contributions from the department:

  • Ian Sheldon served as a discussant for the paper “Contract (in)completeness, product quality and trade – evidence from the food industry” by Daniele Curzi from the University of Milano, Jan Fałkowski from the University of Warsaw, and Alessandro Olper from the University of Milano at the conference’s symposia on “Innovation, product quality and performance in agro-food supply chains."

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