Registrations to the 2015 Conference are now open!


Don't forget, presenting authors of papers and posters must be registered for the conference by 19 December 2014 for their submission to remain on the program.

Visit the AARES 2015 Annual Conference website for more information. 


    President's Profile

At the Society's Annual General Meeting held during the 57th Annual Conference in Port Macquarie, 4-7 February 2014, Alan Randall became president of the Society.  He is an honorary professor in both Economics and Agriculture and Environment at the University of Sydney, and a professor emeritus at the Ohio State University.  He began his career with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Sydney and a research economist appointment at the NSW Department of Agriculture.  Alan’s research interests include environmental risk; biodiversity, habitat, and environmental sustainability; environmental regulation, monitoring, and enforcement; and the benefits and costs of environmental projects and programs. 

Alan has been active in consulting and outreach to policy-makers, and in professional associations including AARES, AAEA, and AERE.  At USydney, he encouraged colleagues to be responsive to media requests for comment on public issues with agricultural and resource economics dimensions, and he was frequently seen, heard, and quoted (as the case may be) on TV, radio, and the print media.  He was head of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Sydney 2011-2014, and chair of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at Ohio State University 1998-2010.

For his plenary address in Rotorua for AARES 2015, he is planning to build upon his recent work on managing public risks.

Prize Winners

The following prize winners were announced at the AARES 2014 Annual Conference Dinner in Port Macquarie:

Undergraduate Awards 
 - ACT Branch    Sam Davidson, University of Canberra 
 - NSW Branch    Marie Johnston, University of Sydney
 - NZ Branch    Evelyn Truong, Waikato University
 - QLD Branch    Akihiro Omura, Griffith University
 - SA Branch    Alistair Pellen, University of Adelaide
 - WA Branch    Stephen Ingram, UWA
 - VIC & NE Branch    No nominations
Post-graduate Dissertation Award  
 - Joint Winners    Anthea Coggan, ANU
     Elizabeth Nolan, University of Sydney
 Young Professionals Exchange Travel Awards
 - Heading North    Bethany Cooper, Latrobe University
 - Heading South    Mykel Taylor, Kansas State University
 - Heading West    Levente Timar, MOTU
 - Heading East    Stephanie McWhinnie, University of Adealaide
 AJARE Best Paper
 - Klaus Glenk and Sergio Colombo
   Modelling outcome-related risk in choice experiments
 Quality of Research Discovery Award
 - No award  
 Quality of Research Communications Award
 - Abbie Rogers, Marit Kragt, Fiona Gibson, Michael Burton,
   Liz Peterson and David Pannell
 Donna Brennan Award
 - Wenjie Wei, ANU  
 First Time Presenter's Award
 - Marie Johnston, University of Sydney
 Best Poster Award  
 - Abhishek Rohatgi, National University of Singapore
 Best Poster Presentation Award
 - Jan Orlowski, University of Sydney


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