At a time in Australia when climate change, agriculture, energy, water and environment policies are all at the top of the debate agenda, leading economists from around Australia and the world will meet virtually (7-11 February) for the 66th Annual Conference of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES).  AARES is the pre-eminent society promoting research relevant to Australasia in agricultural, environmental, food, and resource economics and agribusiness.

The conference theme is Resilience in a Time of Uncertaintyand it aims to promote interest in and understanding of the current economic issues affecting primary industries, resources and the environment.

Media are welcome to attend (virtually), after registering their intention to do so.

Please contact 
Cathy Reade 0413 575 934 to arrange registration for attendance, to organise interviews or with any other queries.

Conference Information

  • The conference programme and mini-symposium outlines are available here.
  • You can read about the conference keynote speakers here.
  • The full contributed paper program is available here.

Media Materials

Press releases and other materials will be listed here as they are available.

Media Alert: Resilience in a Time of Uncertainty

Media Releases

Professor Paul Burke, Head of the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU: 
Brave Government Initiatives Needed for Australia’s Energy Export Future

Professor William A. Masters, Professor of Food Economics and Policy, Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University:
Ridding the World of Nutritional Poverty

Dr Johan Swinnen, Director General of the renowned Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute Seizing the Moment:
Transforming Food Systems Post COVID

Professor Elizabeth J Z Robinson, London School of Economics:
Climate and Health - Code Red for a Healthy Future