AARES 2020 Conference
The Australasian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society
THE AARES CONFERENCE TRADITION
We look forward to welcoming you to Perth in February for the AARES 2020 conference.
AARES 2020 will be the 64th Annual Conference of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. The Society has run a conference every year since the first conference in Sydney in November 1956.
Since then, the Society has grown enormously and evolved in various ways, and these changes are reflected in our annual conferences. In 1996 we added “and Resource” to our name to reflect the growing interest in natural resources and the environment among our members. Then in 2018 we changed our name from “Australian” to “Australasian”, reflecting both the important role of the New Zealand branch in our Society, and also the strong and growing contributions of Asian agricultural and resource economists in the Society, and the links that our Australian and New Zealand members have into Asia.
The conference has a tradition of innovating and experimenting with new approaches. Examples include the addition of mini-symposia during the conference, policy sessions, the three-minute thesis competition, the women-in-economics event, and a range of travel awards that support our younger members to travel to international conferences, and bring younger members of our international partners to our conference. All of these features will be present at the AARES 2020 conference.
To ask a question of the Local Organising Committee, go to the Contact page.
Chair of the Local Organising Committee