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Annual Conference


The Annual Conference of The Agricultural Economics Society was held online on 29th & 30th March 2021

We are very pleased to confirm there will be no conference fees for AES members.  All subscribed members for 2021 will be able to access the conference in full. We encourage everyone to register and participate.  Once you have paid your membership, please email the Secretariat to register, thank you.

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Programme Highlights

-    Presidential address by Prof. Janet Dwyer (Countryside and Community Research Institute):
Policy Analysis for Rural Resilience – Expanding the Toolkit
-    Keynote address by Prof. Ada Wossink (University of Manchester): Loving the Challenge:
Navigating Interdisciplinary Research as an Economist
-    Symposium led by Prof. Helena Hansson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences):
Animal Welfare in the Food Value Chain – from Producers to Consumers
-    Symposium led by Prof. John Davis (Chief Editor of EuroChoices):
Reflections on Twenty Years of EuroChoices in Communicating Accessible Analysis
-    Masterclass on agent-based modelling led by Prof. Gert Jan Hofstede (Wageningen University):
Why Can Farmers Be “Thieves of their own Wallets”? Artificial Sociality in Models of Agricultural Systems

Symposium & Workshops

Symposium 1Animal Welfare in the Food Value Chain – From Producers to Consumers
Symposium 2Open Science as a breeding ground for better research in agricultural economics?
Symposium 3Non-conventional inputs in Total Factor Productivity analysis

Symposium 4: Reflections on Twenty Years of EuroChoices in Communicating Accessible Analysis
Symposium 5: Agroecological transitions of farming systems: Strategies and their implications for sustainability and governance in different European contexts
Symposium 6: Smallholder commercialisation in sub-Saharan Africa

Workshop 1Partial equilibirum modeling in agricultural and trade policy analysis

Workshop 2: Writing skills in agricultural economics
Masterclass on agent-based modelling

The Agricultural Economics Society explicitly intends to support early-career researchers by awarding a prize for the best presentation by a PhD student in the contributed paper sessions and two best poster prizes for early-career researchers.

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). Presentations by PhD students will be embedded in the main Conference programme and specific feedback will be provided for the presenters. The best PhD presenter will be awarded with a prize of £100.

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).

Posters:  Posters are welcome to present research results or research of earlier stage. Two best poster prizes of £250 each will be awarded to two early career researchers. We acknowledge financial support of Wiley for these prizes.  Poster guidelines can be viewed here.

Deadline for full paper submission and registration:  8th March 2021

For all enquiries, please contact: frederic.ang@wur.nl

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