Agricultural and Applied Economics Seminars

This seminar series takes place on Wednesdays from Noon - 1:30 pm  in 119 Ruttan Hall unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2019 - there will be no seminars

Spring 2019

  • February 27
  • March 6
  • March 13
  • March 20 - SPRING BREAK
  • March 27
  • April 3
  • April 10
  • April 17 - Zoë Plakias, Assistant Professor, Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, The Ohio State University — "Tradeoffs in Farm to School Implementation: Larger Foodsheds and Longer Supply Chains Drive More Local Food Expenditures"
  • April 24, Lauren Chenarides, Assistant Professor, W.P. Carey Morrison School of Agribusiness, Arizona State University —"Consumer Preferences for Food Retailer Attributes"
  • May 1
  • May 8

Fall 2018

  • September 19, Alessandro Bonanno, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University — "Simulating the Effect of the Nutrition Fact Label Revision: Added Sugar and the Demand for Ready-to-Eat Breakfast Cereals"
  • October 3, David Pannell, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, School of Agriculture and Environment; Director, Centre for Environmental Economics & Policy, The University of Western Australia — "The Design of Effective Agri-Environment Schemes"
  • October 10, Conner Mullally, Assistant Professor, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida — "Chickens, Household Welfare, and Child Health: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Guatemala"
  • Seminar in Room 230 today October 17, Mike Boland, Professor and Director, The Food Industry Center, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Creating Data Sets for use on Agribusiness Economics Problems Using Public-Private Partnerships"
  • October 24, Simanti Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln — "Bidding & Performance in a Conservation Auction with Joint Bidding: A Laboratory Experiment"
  • October 31, Eva-Marie Meemken, Visiting Researcher, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Benefitting the Poor but not the Poorest of the Poor – Wage Effects of Fairtrade Standards"
  • November 7, Joleen Hadrich, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Machinery Investment: Does it Affect Minnesota Farm Business Expansion over Time?"
  • November 14, Ben Casner, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Ohio State University — "Learning While Shopping: An Experimental Investigation into the Effect of Learning on Consumer Search"
  • November 28, Marin Bozic, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota —"Implications of Cumulative Prospect Theory for Design of Government-Subsidized Agricultural Insurance Programs"
  • December 12, Dominique Rolando, PhD Candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "How to Best Promote Healthy Food:  Evaluating the Impact of Policyi Mechanisms on Low Income Households"

Spring 2018

  • February 7, Marc Bellemare, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Producer Attitudes toward Output Price Risk: Experimental Evidence from the Lab and from the FieldSeminar Flyer
  • March 14, No Seminar, Spring Break
  • March 21, Yanghao Wang, PhD candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "The Welfare Impacts of Increased Demand for 'Super Grain': The Case of Teff in EthiopiaSeminar Flyer
  • March 28, Terrance Hurley, Austin A. Dowell Professor of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Weather Risk: How Does It Change the Yield Benefits of Nitrogen Fertilizer and Improved Maize Varieties in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  • April 4, Dominique Rolando, PhD candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Dieting with Dollars: What do SNAP Participants Buy When They Get More Benefits?Seminar Flyer
  • April 11, Michael Boland, Professor and Director, The Food Industry Center, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "The Business Merits of Agricultural Trade"
  • April 18, Marina Mileo Gorsuch, Assistant Professor,  Economics and Political Science, St. Catherine University — "Customer Prejudice & Salience: The Effect of the 2016 Election on Employment Discrimination" (with Deborah Rho (University of St. Thomas)) — Paper available
  • April 25, Frank Asche, Professor, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems and School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida — "The Impact of Transferable Fishing Quotas on Cost, Price and Season Length"
  • May 2, Travis Smith, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia — "Aging out of WIC and Child Nutrition:  Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design"