The Agricultural Economics Society's 91st annual conference will be held at the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin, Ireland, from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th of April, 2017.
For details on the venue please click here for the RDS
and here for the Ballsbridge Hotel
where rooms are being held for delegates.
For booking information and costs please click here
. Please book as soon as possible to ensure a hotel room at the Ballsbridge, they cannot be held indefinitely.
Keynote Presenters in the past included, among others, Professor Johan Swinnen (Director of LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at the University of Leuven), Professor Tim Benton (BBSRC Global Food Security Champion), Professor David Pannell (Director of Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of Western Australia), Will Martin (Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute), Professor Nick Hanley (University of Stirling), Professor Stefan Dercon (Chief economist of the UK Department for International Development).
Presidential Address will be given by Professor Peter Midmore, Director of Research, Institute of Management, Law and Information Science, Aberystwyth Business School, Aberystwyth University.
Symposia and workshops will include session on the topics of choice modelling methodologies, using big data, agri-environmental schemes, and barriers to rural development in the EU.
The participation of PhD students is encouraged; a restricted number of presentations embedded in the main Conference programme will be allocated to early career Agricultural Economists, with specific feedback provided for them. The best PhD presenter will be awarded with a prize of £100. The Conference will also include a special session aimed at PhD students.
The best poster paper presented by an early career researcher will receive a £200 prize.
Up to three travel bursaries (£500) is made available for presenters by the Society.
For details please click here
Call for Papers
Each year a diverse set of papers, centred on the discipline of Agricultural Economics, is selected for the conference programme. Sessions cover topics such as agricultural trade and policy, environmental economics and policy, supply chain analysis, food demand and policy, behavioural economics, structural adjustment of agriculture, climate change impacts and mitigation, livestock production and disease, agricultural development, technology adoption, the economics of bioenergy, modelling and analysis techniques.
Submissions are possible in four categories:
: Contributed Papers will present theoretical developments in the field of agricultural economics or sound applications of theory for the benefit of decision making in the public or private sector. Contributed Papers will be allocated in thematic session, each Paper with a 25 min slot (20 min talk and 5 min discussion). Please click here
for guidelines (updated 26.10.16
N.B. when completing the form, please use the Word version here
Discussion Papers: The intention of these sessions is to provide a platform for authors to present work that considers new ideas and approaches, addresses issues relating to the more formative stages of a research project or more generally provides the basis for wider discussion. Each Discussion Paper will be allocated with a 30 min slot (20 min talk and 10 min discussion).
: Posters are welcome to present research results or research of earlier stage. Please click here
for guidelines. For the poster size guide, please click here
: PhD presentations will be embedded in the main Conference programme and specific feedback will be provided for the presenters. Please click here
for to view the flyer.
Please note that the submission process is slightly different this year than it was in previous years. Applications for the Contributed Paper sessions requires submitting an extended abstract or a full paper, while for the Discussion Paper, poster sessions and PhD sessions an abstract submission (500 words) is needed. In case of acceptance, the full Discussion Paper has to be uploaded by the time of registration to the Conference.
To submit a paper in any of the categories please click here
Symposia and Workshops
Symposia - Invited speakers and presentations organised by members on current topics relating to Agricultural Economics.
Workshops - Interactive sessions, organised by members, with short presentations followed by discussion.
Past workshops and symposia have addressed bio-economic modelling, uptake of low-carbon practices by farmers, organic products and consumer choice, Brexit and plant biosecurity.
Please read these guidelines
and contact the programme secretary if interested in organising a workshop.
Important Dates and InformationDeadline for symposium and workshop proposals: 31st October 2016
Deadline for paper/poster/PhD proposal submission: 19th December 2016
Decisions on acceptance of papers: 16th January 2017
Deadline for full paper submission and early bird registration: 27th March 2017
Further details on the conference programme available in February.
We look forward to seeing you in Dublin.
Useful information on the venue
Joining Instructions for Delegates 2017 – will follow in due course
FAQ's – will follow in due course
Directions & useful information - will follow in due course