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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

 

NBER Agricultural Economics Conference

 

Jeffrey Perloff, Organizer

 

March 4 - 5, 2010

 

NBER

2nd Floor Conference Room

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

PROGRAM

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 4:

 

 

 

Agricultural Policy

 

 

8:15 am

Shuttle Vans Depart from The Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER

 

 

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

8:55 am

Welcoming Remarks

 

 

9:00 am

JOHN BEGHIN, Iowa State University and INRA France

 

ANNE-CELIA DISDIER and STEPHAN MARETTE, INRA France and AgroParisTech

 

The Economics and Potential Protectionism of Food Safety Standards and Inspections: An Application to the U.S. Shrimp Market

 

 

 

Discussant: ARIK LEVINSON, Georgetown University and NBER

 

 

9:50 am

Break

 

 

10:05 am

RACHEL GOODHUE, UC, Davis

 

CARLO RUSSO, Universit√° di Cassino

 

Modeling Processor Market Power and the Incidence of Agricultural Policy: An Exploratory Approach to the Behavioral Model Selection Process

 

 

 

Discussant: JULIE MORTIMER, Harvard University and NBER

10:55 am

Break

 

 

11:10 am

BARRY GOODWIN, North Carolina State University

 

The Buck Stops Where? The Distribution of Agricultural Subsidies

 

 

 

Discussant: GILBERT METCALF, Tufts University and NBER

 

 

12:35 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:35 pm

JEFFREY LAFRANCE, Washington State University and UC, Berkeley

 

RULON POPE, Brigham Young University

 

Risk Response in Agriculture

 

 

 

Discussant: FRANK WOLAK. Stanford University and NBER

 

 

2:25 pm

Break

 

 

2:40 pm

BRUCE BABCOCK Iowa State University

 

The Politics and Economics of the U.S. Crop Insurance Program

 

 

 

Discussant: JOSHUA GRAFF ZIVIN, UC, San Diego and NBER

 

 

3:30 pm

Break

 

 

3:45 pm

ETHAN LIGON, UC, Berkeley

 

Demand for and Effects of Specialty Crop Insurance

 

 

 

Discussant: NOLAN MILLER, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

4:35 pm

Adjourn

 

 

4:45 pm

Shuttle Vans Depart from the NBER for The Royal Sonesta Hotel

 

 

6:00 pm

Group Dinner - Bambara Restaurant, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge

 

(across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 5:

 

 

 

Biofuels

 

 

7:45 am

Shuttle Vans Depart from The Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER

 

 

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

8:25 am

MICHAEL J. ROBERTS, North Carolina State University

 

WOLFRAM SCHLENKER, Columbia University and NBER

 

The U.S. Biofuel Mandate and World Food Prices: An Econometric Analysis of the Demand and Supply of Calories

 

 

 

Discussant: RANDY WALSH, University of Pittsburgh

 

 

9:15 am

Break

 

 

9:30 am

XIAOGUANG CHEN, HAIXIAO HUANG, MADHU KHANNA, and HAYRI ONAL

 

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

Meeting the Mandate for Biofuels: Implications for Land Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Social Welfare

 

 

 

Discussant: MATTHEW KAHN, UC, Los Angeles and NBER

 

 

10:20 am

Break

 

 

10:35 am

THOMAS W. HERTEL, ROMAN KEENEY, Purdue University

 

JAYSON BECKMAN, Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture

 

Commodity Price Volatility in the Biofuel Era: An Examination of the Linkage between Energy and Agricultural Markets

 

 

 

Discussant: V. KERRY SMITH, Arizona State University and NBER

 

 

11:25 am

Break

 

 

11:40 am

STEVE SEXTON and DAVID ZILBERMAN, UC, Berkeley

 

The Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology Adoption: Implications for Biofuel Sustainability

 

 

 

Discussant: DAVID POPP, Syracuse University and NBER

 

 

12:30 pm

Lunch