ACT Branch Seminar: ‘Economic resilience from the perspective of a decision-maker', Dr Tim Capon
5.30pm for 6:00pm presentation
Tuesday 25 July, Graduate Lounge, Fellows Bar & Cafe, University House, 1 Balmain Cresent, ANU
The presentations will be followed by questions and informal discussions in the relaxed social setting of the Fellows Bar. Drinks and finger food will be provided.
Cost - This event is free for AARES members and $10 on the night for non-members
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Abstract: In this research we apply new developments in the application of real options analysis to more clearly define and measure the concept of economic resilience from the perspective of a decision-maker. As pointed out in the literature, resilience in social and economic systems differs from ecological resilience because people are conscious of the future in a way that ecosystems are not. We demonstrate how to measure economic resilience, how to value economic resilience, and how this approach is relevant to a broad range of economic contexts and applications..
About the speaker: Dr Tim Capon is an economist with CSIRO. His research draws on economic theories of decision-making under risk and uncertainty to understand the factors that shape decisions and market outcomes. He has worked on applications including the design of markets for greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon sequestration, the design of market-based instruments for natural resource management, climate change adaptation decision-making, and biosecurity decision support.
Rural Focus Symposium & Farming Futures Expo 26 - 28 July 2017
Innovation and technology changing the face of agribusiness
The University of New England in Armidale, NSW, is sponsoring Ag Week in July 2017. It starts with a dinner on Wednesday 26 July, followed by a symposium on Thursday 27 July, including talks, discussions, a panel of experts and a visit to a local farm. On Friday 28 July there is the Farming Futures Expo with a display hall, a fair and guest speakers at the Farming Futures dinner. For further information on this 3-day event go to: https://une.edu.au/ruralfocus
FUNDING GRANTS FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s agriculture sector. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA’s blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of this financial year (June 30).
Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form
here prior to 16 June 2017.
READ THE SPECIAL ISSUE COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS OF FARM CREDIT
Agricultural Finance Review is pleased to announce the publication of a significant special issue commemorating 100 years of farm credit. Sponsored by the NC-1177 (Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition) the papers in this issue represent a broad swath of agricultural finance research in the USA. The special issue is guest edited by Calum G. Turvey from Cornell University, Ashok K. Mishra from Arizona State University, and Charles B. Moss from the University of Florida. The papers and guest editorial can be accessed for free until 08 June 2017. To access the table of contents and the papers of the Special Issue, please click here