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Midwest Graduate Student Conference on Regional and Applied Economics (CRAE) to be Held at Ohio State April 5/6 – Follow Our Live Updates

April 22, 2013

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE) at The Ohio State University is organizing the Midwest Graduate Student Conference on Regional and Applied Economics (CRAE), which will be held on the campus of Ohio State on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, 2013.

CRAE, which is a continuation of a series of conferences held by Midwestern universities, was previously held at Purdue University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the titles Regional, Population, Health, & Environmental Economics Midwest Graduate Student Summit (RPHE) and Space, Health and Population Economics (SHaPE). This year is the 6th annual gathering, and the first one hosted by The Ohio State University.

More than 60 participants are expected to attend this year’s conference making it one of the largest gatherings held in the series to date. Students from more than eight Midwestern universities will be in attendance.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Philip McCann from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands whose participation is sponsored by the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). The inclusion of a speaker from an international university is a first for the conference series.

Additional speakers for the event include Dr. Neil Reid from the University of Toledo whose participation is sponsored by the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy at Ohio State, and Dr. Linda Lobao from the Department of Sociology and Geography at Ohio State whose participation is sponsored by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Additionally, AEDE faculty members Dr. Ian Sheldon, Dr. Elena Irwin, and Dr. Alessandra Faggian will participate in a panel discussion at the conference focused on presentation and paper writing skills, as well as the publication and review process.

The conference provides an excellent platform for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from a variety of Midwestern universities to gather and share ideas, seek and provide feedback, and foster collaboration in the fields of regional studies, economic geography, urban economics, and applied economics.

Additionally, participants are encouraged to present their research at the conference. A list of abstracts for work that will be presented at the conference can be found here.

On April 6th awards will be given for the conference’s paper competition. The winner of the competition, as well as one honorable mention, will receive a monetary prize. 

AEDE will post updates from the event on our Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as on the CRAE website. Join the conversion on Twitter by using the hashtag #RegionalEconomics.

April 4, 2013