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Read the latest AARES Newsletter:

News and Views

April 2015

Volume 27, No. 1 

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AJARE Apr 2015

Vol. 59, Issue 2


Bonus for AARES Members

      AARES members are entitled to receive a special 25% discount on all Wiley books.  Why not see what titles are available.  Some great ideas for gifts.  

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AARES and the Local Organising Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the AARES 2015 Annual Conference for helping to make the event such a great success!

Authors of papers and posters that were presented at the AARES 2015 Annual Conference should now email a PDF copy of their submissions to Annie Hurst at the AARES Central Office to be uploaded onto the AgEcon Search website.

Visit the AARES 2015 Annual Conference website


    President's Profile

Ross Cullen was elected AARES President at the Society’s Annual General Meeting held in Rotorua during the 59th Annual Conference. Ross is Professor Emeritus at Lincoln University, New Zealand. He grew up on a sheep and beef farm in South Otago, New Zealand. Ross completed a Diploma in Agriculture and a Diploma in Valuation and Farm Management at (then) Lincoln College, where he first studied economics. After three years driving up production levels on a family-owned farm in South Otago, and conscious of diminishing marginal productivity, he departed for further University study and a new career. Ross completed a BCom (Hons) in economics at University of Otago, 1974-77. His first professional position was Assistant Lecturer in economics at University of Otago, which enabled him to complete a PhD by thesis; The inter-country diffusion of pharmaceutical products.
Soon after completion of his PhD, Ross commenced teaching and research on resource and environmental economics, and his research since 1982 has ranged across that terrain. He has published articles in about 45 diverse journals, with clusters in: environmental risk - biodiversity, habitat and environmental sustainability; resource management – fisheries, forestry, water, natural area, mineral and energy policies; innovation and adoption studies; evaluation of the benefits and costs of environmental projects.
Ross has been active in consulting to policy makers in New Zealand, and contributing to professional associations including, AARES, NZARES, and NZAE. He was co-editor of AJARE 2011-2013. Ross was head of Department of Economics and Marketing, and the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, both at Lincoln University. In his spare time Ross climbs mountains and crags. His 2014 book, Slice of heaven; climbs and scrambles on seven continents, has an informal subtitle – ‘An economist goes climbing’.


Prize Winners

The following prize winners were announced at the AARES 2015 Annual Conference Dinner in Rotorua, New Zealand:

Undergraduate Awards 
 - ACT Branch    Melissa Grinlinton, University of Canberra
 - NSW Branch    Robert Slater, University of Sydney
 - NZ Branch    Mark Calderwood, Waikato University
 - SA Branch    Julian Tunstill, University of Adelaide
 - VIC Branch    Kim Liu, University of Melbourne
 - WA Branch    Jacinta Patterson, UWA
 - NE & QLD Branch      No nominations
Post-graduate Dissertation Award  
   Sini Miller, Lincoln University
 Young Professionals Exchange Travel Awards
 - Heading North    David Ubilava, University of Sydney
 - Heading South    Kate Fuller, Montana State University
 - Heading West    Yvonne Phillips, Waikato Regional Council
 - Heading East    Jonathan Moss, University of New England
 AJARE Best Paper
 - Phil Pardey, Jason Beddow, Terrance Hurley, Timothy Beatty and
   Vernon Eidman
   A Bounds Analysis of World Food Futures:  Global Agriculture
   Through to 2050
 Quality of Research Discovery Award
 - Terrence Hurley, Xudong Rao and Phil Pardey
 Quality of Research Communications Award
 - Katrina Davis, Marit Kragt, Steven Schilizzi, Stefan Gelcich,
   and David Pannell
 Donna Brennan Award
 - Lanjiao Wen, Huazhong Agricultural University in China
 First Time Presenter's Award
 Best Poster Award  


2014 Distinguished Fellow

- Donald MacLaren

2014 Distinguished Life Member

- Jim Ryan

Important Dates

28 June - 2 July 2015
Western Economic Association International (WEAI)
90th Annual Conference
Waikiki, Hawaii

07-10 July 2015
2015 Australian Conference of Economists
'Economic Challenges of Today: Answers from Theory and Practice'
QUT, Brisbane

17 July 2015
Cost Benefit Analysis Forum
MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney

26-28 July 2015
AAEA-WAEA Joint Annual Meeting
San Francisco, USA

09-14 August 2015
ICAE Conference
Milan, Italy

8-9 September 2015
Beeronomics 2015
Washington State University
Seattle WA  USA

9 September 2015
Cider Symposium
Beeronomics 2015
Seattle  WA  USA

16-18 October 2015
Int'l Agri-Biotech Policy & Governance: Implications for China
7th CAER-IFPRI Annual Conference
Hangzhou, China

17-20 November 2015
Congress GMCC-15
Co-existence between GM and non-GM based Ag Supply Chains
Amsterdam, Netherlands

23-27 November 2015
ALCAS 2015 Conference Series
Mercure, Melbourne


The journal of Agricultural Finance Review (AFR) is celebrating its 75th anniversary. To celebrate this key event, Emerald Group Publishing is offering access to articles selected by the Editor, Prof Calum Turvey from Cornell University, USA. To access the articles and read about AFR, please go to:

Agricultural Finance Review was born from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Agricultural Economics in 1938 to review the latest developments and research in the field of agricultural and agribusiness finance. Since its formation 75 years ago, AFR has become the primary field journal in agricultural finance and gathers high quality research work from all over the word. If you are interested in getting involved in the journal by writing or reviewing for it, please read the author guidelines here and register your name on the journal’s online system at:

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Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
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