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Read the latest AARES Newsletter:

News and Views

March 2014
Volume 26, No. 1

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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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The AARES 2015 Annual Conference website is now open and submissions for Pre-conference Workshops and Mini-Symposia are being accepted (closing date 5 September 2014).

A call for the submission of abstracts for posters, selected papers and contributed papers will be issued in July 2014. 

Further information, including a list of principal dates, is available on the conference website.


    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, Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney, became president of the Society.  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.  He was Head of the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Sydney 2011-2013, and Chair of the department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at Ohio State University 1998-2010.

As president-elect of the Society, Alan suggested "Global, Local, Private, Public: Rethinking the Categories, Bridging the Gaps" for the theme of the 2014 Conference.  Dr Nicholas Gruen provided a stimulating perspective on this theme at the Official Opening and Dr Simon Dietz lucidly addressed the economics of catastrophic climate risk in the Opening Plenary Session at the Conference.

Jack Lewis

The inaugural Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of New England, Jack Neville Lewis, died on April 9 in Ireland.  He was 93.

After war service, a career in the Federal Public Service and study at Harvard, Jack took up his appointment at UNE in July 1957.  In 1970, he joined the International Wool Secretariat in London.  In the early 1980s, Jack spent two years as Chief Research Economist at the then Bureau of Agricultural Economics.    Following his retirement he moved to Ireland. 

An obituary, which will honour this esteemed and significant figure in Australian Agricultural Economics, is being drafted for publication in the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 

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

27-29 July 2014
AAEA Meeting, Minneapolis

26-28 August 2014
'Feeding the 9 Billion, Well'
Crawford Fund 2014 Annual Conference
Parliament House, Canberra

26-29 August 2014
14th EAAE Congress
Ljubljana, Slovenia

28-29 August 2014
2014 NZARES Conference
Nelson, New Zealand

29 August 2014
AARES 2015 Annual Conference
Deadline for submission of Workshop and Mini-Symposium proposals

31 August 2014
AARES Heading South Award
Closing date for submissions

17-19 September 2014
2014 National Landcare Conference

26 September 2014
AARES 2015 Annual Conference
Proposers advised if their Workshop and Mini-Symposium proposals are successful

30 September 2014
AARES Heading West Award
Closing date for submissions

1 October 2014
AARES 2015 Annual Conference
Online registrations open

14 October 2014
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


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