Agricultural and Applied Economics Seminars

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

Spring Semester 2017

  • February 8, Metin Çakir, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Panel Price Indices for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Implications for PolicySeminar Flyer
  • February 15, Stacie Bosley, Assistant Professor, Economics, Hamline University — "Judgment and Decision-Making in a Pyramid Scheme ExperimentSeminar Flyer
  • February 22, Marin Bozic, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "The Optimal Hedging Horizon and Application to Dairy Risk Management in the United StatesSeminar Paper
  • March 1, Jesse Tack, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University — "Warming Temperatures Will Likely Induce Higher Premium Rates and Government Outlays for the US Crop Insurance ProgramSeminar Flyer
  • March 8, Christopher B. Barrett, Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Business; Stephen B. & Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management and International Professor of Agriculture in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University — "Revisiting the Effect of Food Aid on Conflict" (w/Paul Christian)  (Note time change 10:30am to Noon)  Seminar Flyer   This seminar is in addition to the Willard W. Cochrane Lecture that begins at 2:00pm in 105 Cargill Building)  Cochrane Lecture Information
  • March 15, Spring Break
  • March 22, No Seminar
  • March 29, No Seminar
  • April 5, No Seminar
  • April 12, Thomas Reardon, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University — "The Broad Penetration of Processed Foods in Rural and Urban Africa and AsiaSeminar Flyer
  • April 19, Lindsey Novak, PhD candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Buy Locally? Big-Box Stores and Time-Inconsistent Preferences"
  • April 26, Christophe Gouel, INRA Research Fellow; IFPRI Visiting Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) — "Bayesian Estimation of the Storage Model using Information on Quantities"

Fall Semester 2016

  • September 7, Nathan Hendricks, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University — "Agricultural Subsidy Incidence: Evidence from Commodity FavoritismPaper available   Seminar Flyer
  • September 14, No Seminar
  • September 21, Timothy Richards, Marvin & June Morrison Chair of Agribusiness & Resource Management, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University — "Strategic Obfuscation and Retail PricingPaper Available   Seminar Flyer
  • September 28, Marc Bellemare, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Contract Farming as Partial Insurance" (with Yu Na Lee and Lindsey Novak)  Seminar Flyer
  • October 5, Yu Na Lee, PhD candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Commodity Price Volatility and Migration in Ethiopia"  Seminar Flyer
  • October 12, Jeta Rudi, PhD candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Demand Spillovers of Food Recalls in Differentiated Product Markets" (Note room change: 230 Ruttan HallSeminar Flyer
  • October 19, Hannes Schwandt, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Zurich, Switzerland — "Poorly Measured Confounders are More Useful on the Left Than on the Right" (with Zhuan Pei, Jorn-Steffen Pischke) Seminar Flyer Paper Available
  • October 26, No Seminar
  • November 2, Cael Warren, PhD student and Rob King, Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "The Impact of an Information Intervention on Food Shelf Nutritional Quality: A Randomized Control TrialSeminar Flyer
  • November 9, Eric Chyn, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Virginia — "The Impact of Disadvantaged Peers: Evidence from Resettlement after Public Housing DemolitionSeminar Flyer
  • November 16, Gabriel Lade, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University — "RIN Pass-Through to Retail E85 Prices Under the Renewable Fuel StandardPaper Available  Seminar Flyer
  • November 23, Thanksgiving Week (No Seminar)
  • November 30, Andrew Stevens, PhD candidate, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley — "Temperature, Wages, and Agricultural Labor ProductivitySeminar Flyer  Paper Available
  • December 7, Joel Cuffey, PhD candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Food Store Access and Shopping at Grocery Stores in a Low-Income U.S. PopulationSeminar Flyer
  • December 14, Kota Minegishi, Assistant Professor, Dairy Production Decision Analytics, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota — "Integrating Efficiency Concepts in Technology Approximation: A Weighted DEA ApproachSeminar Flyer Paper Available

Spring Semester 2016

  • February 17, Jayson Lusk, Regents Professor & Willard Sparks Endowed Chair, Oklahoma State University — "The Food Demand Survey (FooDS)"
  • February 24, No seminar
  • March 2, David A. Haynes, Research Associate, Minnesota Population Center — "Terra Populus: Integrated Data on Population and Environment"
  • March 9, Carlo Azzarri, Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) — "Impact Evaluation of Agricultural Technology Interventions: An Example from Malawi"
  • March 16, Spring Break (no seminar)
  • March 30, Stephen Vosti, Associate Adjunct Professor, Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Davis — "A Model for Assessing the Comparative Advantage of Biofortified Crops in Addressing Vitamin A Deficiencies in Cameroon: A Detailed Look at Agriculture-Nutrition Links"
  • April 6, David Ubilava, Assistant Professor, Economics, University of Sydney — "The El Niño Southern Oscillation and Economic Growth in the Developing World"
  • April 27, Marc Bellemare, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota (postponed until fall semester)

Fall Semester 2015

  • September 2, David Just, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University — Seminar Series Special Inaugural Seminar
  • October 14, Terry Hurley, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Slutsky Meets Arrow-Pratt: Competitive Price Effects with Uncertain Production"
  • October 28, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Cornell Professor Emeritus and World Food Prize Laureate — "How Do Governments Respond to Food Price Volatility: A Political Economy Analysis"
  • November 4, Paul D. Mitchell, Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison — "Conceptual Framework and Empirical Results for a Practical Agricultural Sustainability Program in the United States"
  • November 18, Damien Lepoutre, Land O' Lakes Vice President and President of the Geosys Group — "Hype for Agricultural Technologies! Separating the Wheat from the Chaff to Find Game Changers and Move Markets" (Room change: 143 Ruttan Hall)
  • December 9, Metin Çakir, Assistant Professor, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota — "Does 'Shrinkflation' Contribute to Food Price Inflation?