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2018 Annual AAEA Meeting Includes UMD AREC Community

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Esteemed students, faculty and alumni of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) will attend this year’s annual Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Meeting held in the District of Columbia from August 5 - August 7 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.  

The three-day event features over 900 expert speakers and over 1600 agricultural and applied economists from around the world are expected to attend. Attendees range from professors in economic and agricultural departments to individuals within government agencies and NGOs. There will be presentations that cover various topics, including food safety, agricultural and environmental policy, adaptation to climate change and much more.

University of Maryland’s professor Robert G. Chambers will be one of the invited speakers during the ticketed luncheon sessions on Monday. His presentation is titled, “Production Uncertainty and Profitability.”

For more information about the meeting, visit the AAEA annual meeting website.

Please find below a list of the UMD AREC student, faculty, and alumni (in italics) who will be presenting posters and/or sessions in the meeting, as well as the titles of their posters and presentations.  

Sunday, August 5

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Alumni Reception for North Carolina State University, University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, Washington Room 4

Monday, August 6

Poster Session:

M084: Crop insurance under restricted access to financial markets
Daniel C. Voica

M085: The incidence of agricultural subsidies on farmland cash rents: Evidence from the Conservation Reserve Program
Haoluan Wang

M098: Potential budgetary impacts of introducing risk-based payments in the European Union common agricultural policy
Simone Pieralli

M105 Conflicting choices: Food vs health. Are we spending or wasting health?
Daniel C. Voica

10:00 a.m.

Household Willingness to Pay for Stream Restoration on Private and Public Lands: Evidence from the Baltimore Metropolitan Region
Andrew B. Rosenberg; David Newburn; Charles A. Towe

Another Genetic Yield Revolution is Needed to Offset Climate Change Effects on U.S. Maize
Ariel Ortiz-Bobea; Jesse B. Tack

Water Quality Trading Program Design with Heterogeneous Behavioral Responses
Patrick Fleming; Erik Lichtenberg; David Newburn

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Applied Risk Analysis Invited Speaker Lecture and Luncheon
“Production Uncertainty and Profitability”
Robert G. Chambers
*Ticketed Event

1:00 p.m.

The Impact of China’s New Rural Pension Scheme on Family Labor Supply: Does the Beneficiary’s Gender Matter?
Yujie Lin

2:45 p.m.

Transaction Cost in China’s Rural Land Rental Market: Bargaining over the Degree of Contractual Formality
Ziyan Yang

The Production Effects of Crop Diversification Requirements under the European Union Greening Policy
Daniel C. Voica; Stefan G. Wimmer
Daniel C. Voica is the moderator for this session: How Policy Programs and Agronomic Research Affect Land Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Uptake and Additionality in a Green Payment Program: A Panel Data Study of the Maryland Cover Crop Program
Erik Lichtenberg; Haoluan Wang; David Newburn

Tuesday, Aug. 7


T013: Can results-based prized to private sector incentivize technology adoption by farmers: Evidence from the AgResults Nigeria pilot that uses prizes to incentivize adoption of Alfasafe
Tulika Narayan; Judy Geyer; Kat Hausdorff; Stephen Bell

T087: The impact of the agglomeration bonus on land conservation: An optimal stopping model approach
Yujie Lin

10:00 a.m.

Discard Intentions are Lower for Post-Date Milk Presented in Containers without Date Labels
Brian Roe; David Phinney; Dennis Heldman; Christopher Simons; Aishwarya Badiger; Kathryn Bender

Track Session: Growing Gulf between Grad and Undergrad Programs in Agricultural Economics
Timothy Haab is a discussant / panelist.

Aggregation Bias of Nonlinear Temperature Effects in Panel Models: Evidence on U.S. Crop Yields
Ariel Ortiz-Bobea

1:00 p.m.

Pollination Services: Honeybee Movements Across the US and the Impact of Travel on Honeybee Health
Claudia Hitaj; David J. Smith; Kevin A. Hunt

2:45 p.m.

The Impact of Voluntary Non-GMO Labeling on Demand in the Ready-to-Eat Cereal Industry
Aaron A. Adalja

Lessons Learned from Federal Pilots to Merge Data and Assess Program Impacts
Cynthia J. Nickerson

Main Session: Coastal Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change: Current Applications and Future Directions
Craig Landry is an organizer.

Track Session: Economic Values of Coastal Erosion Management: Use and Passive Use Values for Beach Nourishment, Shoreline Armoring, and Coastal Retreat
Craig Landry; Xiang Bi

4:45 p.m.

Regulated Firm Strategy under Uncertainty about Regulatory Status
Tihitina Andarge; Erik Lichtenberg

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