The AARES 2019 Annual Conference in Melbourne, 12-15 February 2019 is now open for registration.

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Suzi Kerr is currently a Senior Fellow at Motu, a Principal Investigator in Te Punaha Matatini, a centre of research excellence focused on networks and complex systems, and an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University. She graduated from Harvard University in 1995 with a PhD in Economics. From 1998 to 2009 she was the founding Director of Motu. In 2010 she won the NZIER Economics Award. She has also worked at the University of Maryland at College Park, Resources for the Future (USA), the Joint Center for the Science and Policy of Global Change at MIT, and more recently was a Visiting Professor at Stanford University for the 2009/10 year and at the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia in the first half of 2014.  She is a member of the Air New Zealand Sustainability Panel and, in 2018, is President of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.

Her current research work focuses on climate change. She empirically and theoretically investigates domestic and international climate change policy with special emphasis on emissions pricing and land use in both the tropics and New Zealand. She has led and co-led several large international projects including the writing of the World Bank and ICAP handbook on emissions trading ‘Emissions Trading in Practice’.

Important Dates

AARES Annual Conference 2019

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 12-15 February 2019 
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AARES Annual Conference 2020

University of Western Australia, Perth
11 - 14 February 2020
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AARES has a YouTube channel. It contain interviews with agricultural and resource economists who have interesting stories to tell about their lives, their careers, and AARES.  Click Here to view


We are delighted to announce AJARE’s 2016 Impact Factor of 1.826!

AJARE is now the 3rd highest ranked journal in the Agricultural Economics & Policy JCR category, and 72nd in the broader Economics category.