ERS Joins AAEA’s 2022 Annual Meeting

USDA’s Economic Research Service looks forward to joining the 2022 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting July 31 to August 2, 2022.

ERS AAEA Presentations

 

Featured Presentations:

 

2022 AAEA Annual Meeting: Exploring Careers in Academia, Industry, and Government. August 1, 2022 at 10-11:30 a.m. PT. Picture of Research Agricultural Economist Elizabeth Dobis

Exploring Careers in Academia, Industry, and Government

Monday, August 1

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT        

Speaker: Elizabeth Dobis, Research Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division

 

2022 AAEA Annual Meeting: Getting to Know USDA Crop, Livestock and Economic Data. August 2, 2022 at 10-11:30 a.m. PT. Picture of Assistant Administrator Kelly Maguire

Getting to Know USDA Crop, Livestock and Economic Data

Tuesday, August 2

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT          

Panelist: Kelly Maguire, Assistant Administrator

 

ERS Strategic Data Assets: Overview, Access, and Opportunities to Collaborate. Pictures of Spiro Stefanou, Kelly Maguire, Sara Scott, Brent Hueth, Mark Denbaly and Mark Prell. 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting. August 2, 2022 at 1-2:30 p.m. PT

ERS Strategic Data Assets: Overview, Access, and Opportunities to Collaborate

Tuesday, August 2

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT        

Moderator: Kelly Maguire, Assistant Administrator

Moderator: Spiro Stefanou, Administrator

Panelist: Brent Hueth, Supervisory Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division 

Panelist: Mark Prell, Economist, Food Economics Division

Panelist: Sara Scott, Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division

Panelist: Mark Denbaly, Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division

 

Leadership at the Economic Research Service: Meet the Team. Pictures of Spiro Stefanou, Thomas Worth, Shida Henneberry, and Jay Variyam. 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting. August 2, 2022 at 4:45-6:15 p.m. PT

Leadership at the Economic Research Service: Meet the Team

Tuesday, August 2

4:45 - 6:15 p.m. PT          

Panelist: Spiro Stefanou, Administrator

Panelist: Jay Variyam, Director, Food Economics Division 

Panelist: Shida Henneberry, Director, Market and Trade Economics Division

Panelist: Thomas Worth, Director, Resource and Rural Economics Division

 

 

Pre-Conference Sessions:

 

Successful Leadership in Good Time and Bad & Skills, Competencies, and Confidence 

Saturday, July 30th 

9:00 a.m. PT           

Moderator: Anne Effland, Economic Research Service 

 

Panel: Needed Skills and Experience for Staffing Leadership

Saturday, July 30th 

1:00 p.m. PT            

Moderator: Spiro Stefanou, Administrator, Economic Research Service 

Panelist: Shida Henneberry, Director, Market and Trade Economics Division

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2022

 

 

TRACK SESSION PRESENTATIONS:       

  

Rural Health Care Availability: Impacts on Communities, Economies, and Health Outcomes  

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT          

Moderator: John Pender, Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division 

Presentation: Kelsey Conley, Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Growing rural health disadvantage: Increase in natural cause, mid-life mortality 

 

Exploring Careers in Academia, Industry, and Government

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT        

Speaker: Elizabeth Dobis, Research Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division

 

Examining Grant and Funding Disparities Between 1862, 1890, and Minority Serving Institutions

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT          

Moderator: Christopher Davis, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division

 

Measuring Demand and Supply of Private Food Assistance in the U.S.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT        

Presentation: Anne Byrne, Research Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division - Food assistance use over the life cycle in the United States

 

Heterogeneous Impacts of Rural Broadband and Broadband Programs  

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT          

Presentation: John Pender, Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Impacts of the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) on broadband adoption, employment, telework, and wages by race and ethnicity

Presentation: Kelsey Conley, Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Impacts of the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) on minority-owned and women-owned businesses

 

Climate Change, Food Security, and Alternatives for Adaptation

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. PT        

Presentation: Anne Byrne, Research Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division - The relationship between Medicaid coverage and food pantry use

 

Revising Determinants of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. PT        

Presentation: Steven Zahniser, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - How do the determinants of U.S. fruit and vegetable demand differ between imports and domestically grown produce?

 

Ensuring Food Safety: Perspectives from the U.S. and Low- and Middle-Income Countries

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. PT          

Presentation: Gregory Astill, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - Food safety on U.S. post-harvest produce operations

Presentation: Michael Ollinger, Research Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division - Moral hazard and testing for Salmonella in chicken carcasses: Why the approach matters

 

Purging Pests and Pulling Weeds: The Economics of Invasive Species Management

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. PT        

Moderator: Mariah Ehmke, Research Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division 

 

 

ORGANIZED SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS:        

 

Leveraging Business Microdata to Monitor Pandemics and Other Shocks - A Supply Chain Perspective

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT        

Panelist: Brent Hueth, Supervisory Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division 

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS:        

 

Conservation Policy 

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT          

Presentation: Andrew Rosenberg, Research Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Voluntary conservation programs and cover crop adoption: The roles of funding levels and payment rates 

 

COVID-19, Convenience and Safety  

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT          

Presentation: Yacob Zereyesus, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - Assessing food security in the post-COVID-19 period: Empirical evidence from India 

 

Experimental Methodology in Ag Econ 

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT          

Presentation: Jennifer Kee, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - Information value and self-persuasion

 

Land Tenure and Property Rights in Agriculture

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. PT        

Presentation: Krishna Paudel, Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - The power of securing property rights: Evidence from China's land titling program

 

Land Use and Deforestation

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. PT        

Presentation: Clark Lundberg, Research Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Market access and deforestation 

 

LIGHTNING SESSIONS PRESENTATIONS:      

 

Agricultural Inputs and Productivity 

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT        

Presentation: Richard Nehring, Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Economic efficiency of North Carolina and Iowa/Minnesota hog farms: Evidence from 2020 

 

Technology and Distributional Effects

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.. PT        

Presentation: LaPorchia Collins, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - Identifying profiles of empowerment: Does the empowerment mix matter for food security

   

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022

 

TRACK SESSION PRESENTATIONS:

 

A Missing Link: Estimation and Specification of Groundwater Demand for Policy Analysis

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT          

Presentation: Kent Kovacs, Research Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Estimating the demand for in-situ groundwater: A second stage hedonic approach 

 

A Understanding the U.S. Specialty Crop Supply Chains: Production Estimates and Environmental Disruptions

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT          

Presentation: Adeline Yeh, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - A game theory analysis of postharvest pest control for blueberry production: The case of Spotted Wing Drosophila

Presentation: Wilma Davis, Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - Fill the gaps: Supplementing annual domestic specialty crop production estimates

 

Regional Rural Development Centers 50th Anniversary: The Past, Present, and Future of Building Rural Communities through Collaboration

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT          

Speaker: John Pender, Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division

 

Paycheck Protection Program: Analysis at the Industry, Lender and Entity levels 

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT          

Presenter: Tia McDonald, Research Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Commercial lending relationships and likelihood of applying for PPP

Presenter: Dipak Subedi, Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Impact of pandemic related aid on demand for farm lending and financial performance of agricultural lenders

 

Foodborne Illness in the United States: Causes and Costs

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. PT    

Presentation: Sandra Hoffman, Research Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division - Improving methods for valuing the economic burden of foodborne illness: WTP to reduce chronic kidney disease 

 

Identification in Demand Estimates

2:45-4:15 p.m. PT 

Presentation: Noé J. Nava, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - The impact of taxing sugary soft beverages in Mexico: A censored QUAI demand system approach

 

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) – Considerations for Lowering Non-Tariff Measures and Adopting Climate Change Adaptation Strategies

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. PT           

Presentation: Michael Johnson, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - Climate change risks and livestock productivity in Africa 

Presentation: Stephen Morgan, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - Estimating non-tariff measures (NTMs) for poultry in Africa 

Presentation: Yacob Zereyesus, Research Agricultural Economist, & Jayson Beckman, Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - Potential impact of lowered non-tariff measures and adoption of climate change mitigation strategies on trade, income growth and food security in Africa

 

ORGANIZED SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS:

 

Getting to Know USDA Crop, Livestock and Economic Data

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT          

Panelist: Kelly Maguire, Assistant Administrator

 

Carbon Markets: Learning from Experience and Visioning for the Future

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT          

Presenter: Anne Effland - Carbon markets: Learning from experience and visioning for the future

 

ERS Strategic Data Assets: Overview, Access, and Opportunities to Collaborate

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT        

Moderator: Kelly Maguire, Assistant Administrator

Moderator: Spiro Stefanou, Administrator

Panelist: Brent Hueth, Supervisory Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division 

Panelist: Mark Prell, Economist, Food Economics Division

Panelist: Sara Scott, Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division

Panelist: Mark Denbaly, Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division

 

Leadership at the Economic Research Service: Meet the Team

4:45 - 6:15 p.m. PT          

Panelist: Spiro Stefanou, Administrator

Panelist: Jayachandran Variyam, Director, Food Economics Division 

Panelist: Shida Henneberry, Director, Market and Trade Economics Division

Panelist: Thomas Worth, Director, Resource and Rural Economics Division

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS:

 

Technology Adoption and Learning

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT         

Presentation: Jeffrey Bloem, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - Private sector promotion of climate-smart technologies: Experimental evidence from Nigeria

 

Farmland Leasing

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT          

Presentation: Daniel Szmurlo, Research Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Land tenure and conservation adoption: An analysis of contracts and incentives

 

Agricultural Production Risk Management

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT          

Presentation: Samantha Padilla, Research Agricultural Economist, Market and Trade Economics Division - The Resiliency of pork processing plants during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Trade and Investment Policies

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. PT        

Presentation: Daniel Szmurlo, Research Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Trade, emissions, and environmental spillovers: Issue linkages in regional trade agreements

 

LIGHTNING SESSIONS PRESENTATIONS:

 

U.S. Farm Sector: Technology, Management and Performance

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. PT          

Presentation: Ryan Olver, Research Agricultural Economist, Research and Rural Economics Division - Climate change, technology adoption, and field crop farm productivity in the United States: Short-term vs. long-term

 

Climate Change in Agriculture – Lightning Session 1

4:45 - 6:15 p.m. PT        

Presentation: Kent Kovacs, Research Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - Evidence of the social cost of agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation with second best policies: A national optimization model of United States crop and livestock production

 

INVITED PAPER PRESENTATIONS:

 

Food Inflation During the Pandemic: Dissecting Supply Chains and Scanner Data

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT         

Presentation: Patrick McLaughlin, Research Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division - Stocking up and stocking out: food retail stock-outs, consumer demand, and prices during the pandemic

 

VIRTUAL PAPERS:

 

Agricultural Policy and Agricultural Finance and Management Virtual Session      

Thursday, August 4

7:00 - 8:30 a.m. PT

Presentation: Krishna Paudel, Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - The power of securing property rights: Evidence from China's land titling program

 

Environmental Economics and Policy Virtual Session

Monday, August 8

7:00 - 8:30 a.m. PT

Presentation: Ryan Olver, Research Agricultural Economist, Research and Rural Economics Division - Climate change, technology adoption, and field crop farm productivity in the United States: Short-term vs. long-term

 

Household and Labor Economics and Rural/Community Development Virtual Session         

Tuesday, August 9 & Friday, August 12

7:00 - 8:30 a.m. PT

Presentation: Sharon Raszap, Research Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division - The Economics of plant-based milk

 

Post-Conference Sessions: 

 

Linking Data for Research in Public Health and Nutrition Research 

Tuesday, August 23rd

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. PT          

Panelist: Andrea Carlson, Research Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division

Panelist: Christopher Lowe, Agricultural Economist, Food Economic Division

Panelist: Alana Rhone, Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division

 

Agricultural Productivity and Innovation

Thursday, August 25th

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. PT          

Panelist: Sun Ling Wang, Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economics Division

Panelist: Keith Fuglie, Agricultural Economist, Resource and Rural Economic Division

 

Food Safety Innovation in Low Income Countries

Thursday, September 15th

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT          

Panelist: Sandra Hoffman, Research Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division

 

Food Price and Nutrition: What Least-Cost Diets Reveal About Access to a Healthy Diet in U.S. and Worldwide

Monday, September 26th

7:00 - 8:30 a.m. PT          

Panelist: Andrea Carlson, Research Agricultural Economist, Food Economics Division

 

 

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