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Meilin Ma: Assistant Professor at Purdue University

Feb. 28, 2018

In August 2018, Meilin Ma will join Purdue University as an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics. Meilin's research keeps a balanced focus on theory and econometric application. ...

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Professor Julian Alston and Abigail Okrent win AARES Quality of Research Discovery Award for The Effects of Farm and Food Policy on Obesity in the United States

Feb. 23, 2018

Professor Julian M. Alston and Abigail M. Okrent won the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Quality of Research Discovery Award for The Effects of Farm and Food Policy ...

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Julian Alston’s Fellows Address in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Feb. 22, 2018

In August 2017 Julian Alston presented the AAEA "Fellow's Address" at the annual meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, in Chicago. That Address was based on the work ...

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Bulat Gafarov and Colleagues in Journal of Econometrics with Paper: “Delta-method Inference for a Class of Set-identified SVARs”

Feb. 21, 2018

Bulat and co-authors Matthias Meier (University of Mannheim) and José Luis Montiel Olea (Columbia University) have developed a new statistical method to quantify uncertainty in the response of a given ...

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Dalia Ghanem in Journal of Econometrics with Article: “Testing Identifying Assumptions in Nonseparable Panel Data Models”

Feb. 21, 2018

Panel data allow empirical researchers to identify causal effects under weaker conditions than cross-sectional data, and thus they are widely used in reduced-form settings for this purpose. The specific parametric ...

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Schaefer's Dissertation and Valdes-Donoso's Thesis Named ARE Department's Best of 2017

Jan. 30, 2018

Aleks Schaefer completed the best Ph.D. dissertation and Pablo Valdes-Donoso completed the best M.S. thesis in 2017, as voted by an ARE faculty committee. Each year, a faculty committee reviews ...

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Distinguished Professor James Wilen and ARE Alumni James Eales Receive Publication of Enduring Significance Award for 1986 Article "An Examination of Fishing Location Choice in the Pink Shrimp Fishery"

Jan. 24, 2018

"An Examination of Fishing Location Choice in the Pink Shrimp Fishery," by James Eales and James E. Wilen was selected to receive the 2018 Publication of Enduring Significance Award by ...

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Phil Martin's Column on American Agriculture Imports, Machine, and Migrants Featured in The Hill

Jan. 17, 2018

Professor Emeritus Phil Martin's research about "American agriculture at a crossroads between imports, machines, and migrants" is featured in The Hill. Dr. Martin talks about how the slowdown in unauthorized ...

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Ph.D. Candidate Sam Bird Takes Poverty Research to the Field in Eastern Africa

Jan. 12, 2018

Sitting in the main room of a farmer's home in western Kenya, Sam Bird, a Ph.D. candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics, had a rare chance to put a face ...

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Katrina Jessoe and Colleagues' Climate Change Study Featured in USA Today Article

Jan. 2, 2018

Research by Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) Associate Professor Dr. Katrina Jessoe, Professor and Vice Chair Dr. J. Edward Taylor, and alumnus Dr. Dale Manning was recently featured in the ...

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