Faculty and Students Head to Washington D.C. for the Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Aug. 1, 2013

In early August, 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 and facilitates networking between AEDE’s faculty and students and their peers working in the academic, public and private sectors. This year’s meeting will feature over 150 educational sessions, 200 posters on display, and multiple plenary sessions each day.

The 2013 meeting, which is a joint gathering of both the U.S. based AAEA and the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES), will be held from August 4-6, 2013 in Washington D.C.

As one of the preeminent academic departments working in the field of agricultural and resource economics, AEDE will have a very strong presence at the gathering with more than two dozen faculty and students in attendance. AEDE faculty and graduate students will present their research at a number of the meeting's events:  

  • “The Role of Credit and Savings in the Dynamics of Technology Decisions and Poverty Traps” by Isaí Guízar-Mateos, Dr. Mario J. Miranda, and Dr. Claudio Gonzalez-Vega will be presented at a session on issues in development economics.
     
  • “A Latent Class Analysis of Farmer Preferences Regarding Filter Strip Programs” by Gregory E. Howard and Dr. Brian E. Roe will be presented at a session on attitudes and water and conservation practice adoption. Also at this session, “The Impact of Values and Social Norms on Farm Soil and Nutrient Management Practices” by Avishek Konar, Robyn Wilson, and Dr. Brian E. Roe, will be presented. Howard will also serve as the moderator for this session.
     
  • “A Meta-Analysis and Repeat Sales Approach to Decomposing Local Park Attributes” by Dr. H. Allen Klaiber and Mitchell Livy will be presented at a session on demand for recreation and ecosystem amenities.
     
  • “From Farmer Management Decisions to Watershed Environmental Quality: A Spatial Economic Model of Land Management Choices” by Wendong Zhang and Dr. Elena G. Irwin will be presented at a session on current environmental issues in farming. Zhang will also serve as the moderator for this session.
     
  • “The Role of Calorie Content, Healthiness, Price, and Palatability on School Lunch Purchases” by Matthew V. Pham and Dr. Brian E. Roe will be presented at a session on the role of school lunches in childhood nutrition. Pham will also serve as the moderator for this session.
     
  • “Modeling a Dynamic Forest Sector in a General Equilibrium Framework” by Xiaohui Tian, Dr. Brent Sohngen and D. Sands from the USDA-Economic Research Service, will be presented at a session on forest economics.  Tian will also serve as the moderator for this session.
     
  • “The Implications of Environmental Policy on Nutrient Outputs in Agricultural Watersheds” by  Dr. Brent Sohngen, Kevin King from the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Sei Jin Kim, and Dr. Abdoul G. Sam, will be presented at a session on water quality and agri-environmental policy. Kim will also serve as the moderator for this session.
     
  • “Whither Dairy Policy? Evaluating Expected Government Outlays and Distributional Impacts of Alternative 2013 Farm Bill Dairy Title Proposals” by John C. Newton, Marin Bozic from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Cameron S. Thraen, Brian W. Gould from the University of Wisconsin, and Mark W. Stephenson from Cornell University, will be presented at a session on income and market stabilization tools. This paper will also be presented at a seperate session on the economics and politics of new dairy programs.
     
  • “The Wage Premium and Market Structure: The Case of South Korea and Taiwan” by Meng-Fen Yen and Dr. Mario J. Miranda will be presented at a session on contracting and market structure in developing countries. Also at this session, “The Global Food Price Crisis and China-World Rice Market Integration: A Spatial-Temporal Rational Expectations Equilibrium Model” by Randall Romero-Aguilar, Shu-Ling Chen from National Taipei University, Xianglin Liu, and Dr. Mario J. Miranda will be presented.
     
  • “Credit Constraints, Technology Choice and Exports - A Firm Level Study for Latin American Countries” by Syed Hasan will be presented at a session on non-tariff constraints to international trade.
     
  • Dr. Brian E. Roe will serve as a discussant at a session on deception in economic experiments.
     
  • “Premium Benefits? A Heterogeneous Agent Model of Credit-Linked Index Insurance and Farm Technology Adoption” by Katie Farrin and Dr. Mario J. Miranda will be presented at a session on new tools for evaluating and managing risk.
     
  • “Semiparametric Estimation of Binary Response Models With a Parametric Guide: An Application to Agricultural Technology Adoption in Uganda” by Dr. Abdoul G. Sam, Gracious M. Diiro, and Alan P. Ker from the University of Guelph, will be presented at a session on econometric methods and development economics.
     
  • “Evading Invasives: How Water-Milfoil Impacts New Lakefront Development” by James Goodenberger and Dr. H. Allen Klaiber will be presented at a session on land use and land values.
     
  • “Structural Change in US Consumer Response to Food Safety Recalls” by Mykel R. Taylor from Kansas State University, Dr. H. Allen Klaiber, and Fred Kuchler from the USDA-Economic Research Service, will be presented at a session on regulatory and consumer response to food safety concerns.
     
  • “Cropland Productivity, Carbon Sequestration, and Commodity Prices” by Suk-Won Choi, Sara B. Ohrel from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Dr. Brent Sohngen, will be presented at a session on climate change and agro-environmental impacts.
     
  • “The Role of Tablets in Modernizing the Classroom Experience” by Dr. Steven S. Vickner will be presented at a session on the utility of tablets and technology in teaching agribusiness courses. With Charles Robert Stark, Jr. from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Dr. Vickner is also serving as an organizer for this session.

Additionally, several students from the undergraduate chapter of Ohio State’s AAEA student group will attend the gathering. Dr. Steven S. Vickner serves as the supervisor for this team of students. Ohio State will also host a reunion reception at the 2013 meeting.

To see the full calendar of events for the AAEA annual meeting please visit the AAEA website.

August 1, 2013