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 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 (Note time change 10:30am to Noon)  This seminar is in addition to the Willard W. Cochrane Lecture that begins at 2:00pm in 105 Cargill Building)
  • March 15, Spring Break
  • March 22
  • March 29
  • April 5, No Seminar
  • April 12, Thomas Reardon, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
  • April 19, Lindsey Novak, PhD candidate, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
  • April 26, Christophe Gouel, Economist, INRA-AgroParistech Joint Research Unit in Public Economics, Paris, France

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?