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Read the latest AARES Newsletter:

News and Views

September 2014
Volume 26, No. 2 

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AJARE April 2014

Vol. 58, 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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Registrations to the 2015 Conference are now open!


Don't forget, the extended closing date for the submission of Selected Papers, Contributed Papers and Posters is 27 October 2014

Closing date for submission of entries for Donna Brennan Award is also 27 October 2014.

Visit the AARES 2015 Annual Conference website for more information, or submit here

Don't forget, the deadline for the submission of papers for the IAAE Conference in Milan from 8-14August 2015 is 5 November 2014. 

Visit the ICAE Conference website for more information.



Vale Roley Piggott


Emeritus Professor Roley Piggott passed away at his home in Nambucca Heads, Tuesday morning 26 August 2014. 

Roley graduated BAgEc (with Honours) from the University of New England in 1966.  He was awarded a Master of Agricultural Economics from UNE in 1970, and his PhD from Cornell University in 1974.  His academic career included appointments at Universities of Wollongong, Monash, and Newcastle before returning to New England as a staff member in 1979. Later in his career, be was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Business and Law.

Roley was co-editor of the Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1981-83 and president of AARES in 1991.  He was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Society in 2005.

Roley was also the Australian Representative to the International Agricultural Economics Association for many years and served on the IAAE executive (2000-03).  He was awarded Honorary Life Membership of IAAE in 2006.

Roley's funeral was held in Nambucca Heads on Monday 1 September.  Our President Alan Randall has expressed his sympathy to Roley's family on behalf of the Society and noted that he was a distinguished agricultural economist and a leader in his profession globally and in his university, UNE.

We understand a memorial occasion will be held at the University of New England in the future.  Details about that event will be posted when available.


    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



Important Dates

Early October 2014
AARES 2015 Annual Conference
Online registrations open

27 October 2014 - REVISED
AARES 2015 Annual Conference
Deadline for submission of (1) Selected Papers, and (2) abstracts of Contributed Papers and Posters

14 November 2014
AARES 2015 Annual Conference
Authors advised if their Contributed Paper and Poster submissions have been successful

30 November 2014
Quality of Research Discovery Award
Quality of Research Communications Award
Closing date for Submissions

19 December 2014
AARES 2015 Annual Conference
All presenting authors to be registered for the conference

31 December 2014
AARES 2015 Annual Conference
Closing date for Earlybird Registrations

10-13 February 2015
AARES 2015 Annual Conference

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

09-14 August 2015
ICAE Conference
Milan, Italy


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