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Annual Conference

The Agricultural Economics Society will be held at The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, from Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th of April, 2019.

The Conference will feature a Keynote Session and a Keynote Address. Professor Robert Finger (ETH Zürich) will deliver the keynote address.

The Presidential Address was given by Professor Caroline Saunders (Lincoln University), to view the address please click here.

Workshops will include sessions on food waste, animal welfare and food and health.

A Masterclass on spatial econometrics will be delivered by Dr Doris Laepple (National University of Ireland, Galway).

A tribute to Tim Josling led by Stefan Tangermann will be held after dinner on the 15th at 8pm

Summary conference programe FINAL PDF
Detailed conference programme FINAL PDF

NFU Deputy President Guy Smith will be speaking after the conference dinner on Tuesday 16th.

The Agricultural Economics Society explicitly intends to support early-career researchers:

  • The participation of PhD students is encouraged; a restricted number of presentations embedded in the main Conference programme will be allocated to PhD students, with specific feedback provided for them. The best PhD presenter will be awarded with a prize of £100.
  • Two best poster prizes of £250 each will be awarded to two early career researchers. We acknowledge financial support of Wiley for these prizes.

It is recommended that authors follow the guidelines of the Journal of Agricultural Economics, which can be found here, the max word count is 7,000 words.

Full paper template 2019 PDF
Evaluation criteria PhD PDF
Evaluation critiria Posters PDF

Important Dates and Information

Deadline for full paper submission and early bird registration:  18th March 2019

Booking information and costs

Bedrooms are limited – please book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

To book online, please click here.  To attend the conference you must be a member of the AES.

Useful information on the venue For details on the venue (Ramphal) please click here for the University of Warwick - Warwick Conferences.

Poster Paper guidelines can be viewed here

Joining Instructions for Delegates 2019

Useful information:
Car Parking
Link to register for a car parking space
Campus Map
Useful info CAMPUS accommodation
FAQ Hotel
FAQ Campus

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

For all logistical enquiries, please contact secretariat@aes.ac.uk 

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 are 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).

Applications for the Contributed Paper sessions requires submitting an extended abstract.  Please click here for the template (please upload your extended abstract in a pdf format).  Application for the Discussion Paper sessions is made via submitting a standard 500-word abstract.  

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 on the submission form.

Poster presentations:  Posters are welcome to present research results or research of earlier stage.

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


Workshops are organised by members on current topics in Agricultural Economics and related fields. They might feature a set of talks with an extensive discussion or can have more interactive elements. Past workshops have addressed bio-economic modelling, uptake of low-carbon practices by farmers, organic products and consumer choice, Brexit and plant biosecurity.

Please note that all workshop participants must register for the time that they are at the conference. For accepted workshops a small contribution to the expenses of speakers can be requested. 

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ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION to the Society includes:The Journal of Agricultural Economics an academic journal which is published (hard copy and electronic) three times a year.

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