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Agricultural Economics Society Annual Conference 2018
The Agricultural Economics Society's 92nd annual conference will be held at The University of Warwick, UK on 16th - 18th April 2018...more

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The Agricultural Economics Society cordially invites you to its 92nd annual conference which will be held at The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, from Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th of April, 2018.

Sue Davies MBE, from Which?, will give a Keynote Address about food and health. In another Keynote Panel Session four experts will focus on Brexit (Fiona Smith, University of Leeds, Alan Winters, University of Sussex and Stefan Tangermann, University of Göttingen and the UK in a Changing Europe). In a third plenary discussion, Stakeholders on Brexit, speakers from organisations involved in farming, land use and environment, and animal health and welfare will present their views on what they would like to see in the post-Brexit future.

The Presidential Address will be given by Professor John Davis, Director of Economics at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast.

Sir Peter Kendall, Chair of the AHDB and former President of the NFU will be the speaker at the conference dinner. 

Workshops and symposia will include sessions on agricultural policy in New Zealand, Brexit research results, small scale agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa and governance of the international food system. Professor Kelvin Balcombe (University of Reading) will deliver a Masterclass on Bayesian econometrics. Publisher Wiley will present two sessions, one aiming mid-career researchers (Increasing publication impact) and another for early-career researchers and PhD students (How to publish).
Agricultural policy and the New Zealand example (organiser: Caroline Saunders)
Food, energy and water nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa (organiser: Euan Phimister)
Increase your publication impact – for early career researchers (organiser:  Erin Osborne, Wiley)
Symposium on Brexit studies and their findings at farm level and slides (organiser: Berkeley Hill)
Masterclass on Bayesian econometrics (organiser: Kelvin Balcombe)
Global challenges for future food and agricultural policies (organiser: David Blandford)
Agricultural market prospects and policy challenges (organiser: Jonathan Brooks)
Novel approaches to agri-environmental provision (organiser: Janet Dwyer)
How to publish – for PhD students (organiser:  Erin Osborne, Wiley)

Academics on Brexit presentations
Fiona Smith
Alan Winters

The AES Annual Conference invites PhD students to present their research in order obtain valuable feedback from peers and experts. A restricted number of presentations will be embedded in the main programme, and poster presentation opportunities are also available.

The best PhD presenter will be awarded with a prize of £100. The best poster paper presented by an early career researcher will receive a £200 prize. 

Call for Papers

Each year a diverse set of papers, centred on the discipline of Agricultural Economics, is selected for the conference programme. Sessions cover topics such as agricultural trade and policy, environmental economics and policy, supply chain analysis, food demand and policy, behavioural economics, structural adjustment of agriculture, climate change impacts and mitigation, livestock production and disease, agricultural development, technology adoption, the economics of bioenergy, modelling and analysis techniques.

Submissions were possible in four categories:  

Contributed Papers: Contributed Papers will present theoretical developments in the field of agricultural economics or sound applications of theory for the benefit of decision making in the public or private sector. Contributed Papers will be allocated in thematic session, each paper with a 25 min slot (15 min talk and 10 min discussion).

Discussion Papers: The intention of these sessions is to provide a platform for authors to present work that considers new ideas and approaches, addresses issues relating to the more formative stages of a research project or more generally provides the basis for wider discussion. Each Discussion Paper will be allocated with a 30 min slot (20 min talk and 10 min discussion).  

Accepted Contributed and Discussion Papers will be made available to delegates through the AES website before the conference. In addition, papers from the conference are normally archived on the AgEcon Search repository at the University of Minnesota. If you would rather not have your paper included on AgEcon Search, please let us know.

Poster presentations: Posters are welcome to present research results or research of earlier stage.  Please consult these guideline when preparing your poster.

PhD Presentations: PhD presentations will be embedded in the main Conference programme and specific feedback will be provided for the presenters.

Important dates and information

Deadline for paper/poster/PhD proposal submission:  11th December 2017
Decisions on acceptance of papers:  16th January 2018
Deadline for full paper submission (for contributed and discussion papers): 16th March 2018
End of early bird registration: 16th March 2018
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