Program Overview

This year’s conference features many opportunities to interact and learn, including: selected paper sessions, plenary talks, discussion symposia, and workshop sessions.

A two-day pre-conference workshop on “Advances in the Economic Analysis of Food System Drivers and Effects,” led by Ted Jaenicke (Penn State University), will be held before the Annual Meeting from noon on Saturday, June 9 until the afternoon of Sunday, June 10.

The Annual Meeting will begin with an informal opening reception at the Hilton DoubleTree Philadelphia Center City on Sunday evening near the pool; the academic program will follow on Monday and Tuesday.

We encourage participation from academic, public, and private sector economists with interests that include agricultural, environmental, or resource issues; and welcome professionals, faculty, and graduate students.

A detailed program with paper titles and presenters will be available in April 2018.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018

12:30 pm – 8:00 pm Registration for Annual Meeting
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm NAREA Executive Board Meeting - Executive board members and invitees only 
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm NAREA Past-Presidents’ Roundtable - Open to past presidents; others by invitation  
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018
7:30 am – 6:00 pm Registration for Annual Meeting 
7:30 am – 8:45 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am CAM Program Event

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Plenary I:

Joseph Price, Brigham Young University, Title: Using Behavioral Economics and Field Experiments to Improve Healthy Eating at Schools
Kevin Volpp, University of Pennsylvania, Title: Behavioral Economics and Efforts to Reduce Obesity
Moderator: David Just, NAREA President-Elect

10:30 am – 10:45 am Poster Session and Morning Break
10:45 am – 12:15 pm SELECTED PAPER SESSIONS 1.a – 1.e

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

NAREA Awards Luncheon, Title: TBD
The NAREA Award for Outstanding Public Service through Economics
Recipient: TBD
Moderator: Sarah Jacobson, NAREA President
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm SELECTED PAPER SESSIONS 2.a – 2.e. 
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Poster Session and Afternoon Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm SELECTED PAPER SESSIONS 3.a – 3.e.
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm Special Plenary
6:45 pm – 7:45 pm Cash Bar Reception and Poster Session

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018
7:30 am – 11:00 am Registration for Annual Meeting
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am SELECTED PAPER SESSIONS 4.a – 4.e. 

9:40 am – 11:10 am

Plenary II:

Marc Bellemare, University of Minnesota, Title: TBD
Pol Antras, Harvard University: Title: Global Value Chains: Spiders and Snakes

11:10 am – 11:30 am Morning Break
11:30 am – 1:00 pm NAREA Business Meeting – Open to all NAREA members  
  End of Conference