Purdue Ag Econ Department ENDEAVORS & Happenings

In the dropdowns below are the reported endeavors and happenings by faculty and students of Purdue AgEcon. This list is self-reported and therefore, only a snapshot of our team's various activities and engagements.

Endeavors & Happenings

January 23, 2024: "Management Transfer, Buy-Sell Agreements and Job Descriptions" presentation by Renee Wiatt and Ed Farris at the Indiana Horticultural Conference and Expo in Danville, IN

January 26, 2024: James Mintert spoke at the Kansas Commodity Classic in Salina, KS

January 30, 2024: "Mind Your Farm Business – Ep. 93: Don't Wait for the Grave for Farm Transition," Interview on RealAg Radio, Sirius XM by Shaun Haney of Renee Wiatt

February 6-9, 2024: Ahmad Zia Wahdat presented a paper titled "The Effect of Displacement and Damage on Household Food Insufficiency: Evidence from Natural Disasters in the US" at the AARES 2024 conference in Canberra, Australia

February 15, 2024: "Transitioning the Family Farm: Management Transfer and Farm Family Meetings" presentation at Pioneer Peterson Ag Services in Remington, IN, by Renee Wiatt

February 15, 2024: Michael Langemeier was the guest speaker for the 21st annual Farmers Breakfast in Brownstown, IN

February 21, 2024: "Handling the Inevitable: Dealing with Conflict in Succession," presented by Renee Wiatt at the Ag Women Engage Pre-Conference: Transferring the Farm's Legacy in Fort Wayne, IN

February 22, 2024: "Moving the Farm to the Next Gen: Management Transfer and Farm Family Meetings" presentation by Renee Wiatt and "Corn and Bean Outlook" presentation by Michael Langemeier at the 2024 Midwest Mint Growers Conference in South Bend, IN

February 2024: Together with Holly Wang, Peter Hirst led the International Research Academy’s visit to Washington D.C. Members of the Academy are Bernhard Dalheimer, Jeneen Fields (Botany and Plant Pathology), Stephen Meyers (Horticulture and Landscape Architecture), and Diane Wang (Agronomy). The group visited NSF, FAO, USDA-FAS, USDA-NIFA, FFAR, USAID, and Lewis-Burke.

February 23-25, 2024: CFDAS team members, including Joe Balagtas, Rick Evans, Eli Bryant, and Caitlinn Hubbell, recently attended The NGA Show 2024, Where Grocers Gather, and engaged with key experts and collaborators in Washington D.C. 

February 29, 2024: Jim Mintert, Michael Langemeier, & Brady Brewer conducted a session titled "Positioning Your Farm for Long-Term Success" at the 2024 Commodity Classic in Houston, TX. View the session's recording, presentation, or transcript.

February 29, 2024: Maria Marshall and Renee Wiatt are part of a five-year project team to enhance sustainable agricultural systems through USDA-awarded grants

March 1, 2024: "Business Development Skills for Beginning and Small Farmers" roundtable chaired by Renee Wiatt at Indiana Small Farms Conference during lunch

March 1, 2024: Dr. Ariana Torres was awarded a project titled “Developing Risk Management Tools for Specialty Crops Farmers” by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center

March 6, 2024: Michael Langemeier spoke on the “Indiana Agriculture All-Star” Panel at the “Taste of Shelby County Agriculture” event in Shelbyville, IN

March 7, 2024: Alla Golub presented "Global Impacts from Land-based Climate Change Mitigation in the UK" by Sabrina Eisenbarth (University of St Gallen), Brett Day (University of Exeter), Alla Golub and Uris Baldos at the 11th Forestry and Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Modeling Forum in Raliegh, NC

March 10, 2024: Purdue Commercial AgCast, with Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier, is featured in AgriNews Farm income forecast: Purdue economists share outlook

March 11, 2024: Russell Hillberry discusses his working paper, "Economic consequences of cabotage restrictions: The effect of the Jones Act on Puerto Rico," on the CATO Daily Podcast

March 12, 2024: Tom Hertel participated in a Ph.D. defense for Alessandro Gatto, a student of Hans van Meijl, at Wageningen University in the Netherlands

Tom Hertel gave talks on the economics of global and local policies to address environmental challenges facing the food system at the following institutions: Dutch Environmental Agency (PBL); Wageningen University, Department of Economics; Wageningen University, Environmental Sciences; Rabobank International Headquarters

Ken Foster was awarded the Frederick L. Hovde Award of Excellence at the 2023 Indiana Farm Bureau Convention in Fort Wayne, IN, December 15

Alla Golub and Uris Baldos "Carbon leakage from afforestation in the UK" presentation at the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Annual Meeting, December 10-12, in Clearwater Beach, FL

Tor Tolhurst, Steven Wu, Meilin Ma, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe received research grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to build a systematic framework for predicting the outcomes of behavioral nudges related to credit and debit card spending.

Gulati, Kajal “Gendered Division of Family and Hired Labor and Agricultural Productivity in India” presentation at the From Research to Impact: Towards just and resilient agri-food systems, CGIAR Gender Impact Platform, October 9-12, 2023, New Delphi, India.

Maria Marshall and Michael Wilcox attended the First American Land-Grant Consortium (FALCON) 2023 Conference in Denver, Colorado, October 12 - 15. They also attended the Land Grant Partners Summit Pre-Conference which NCRCRD was a co-sponsor of the event.

Maria Marshall and Michael Wilcox met with Nebraska’s three land-grant institutions: University of Nebraska, Nebraska Indian Community College, and Little Priest Tribal College in October. Their trip was part of an effort to meet with all 34 land-grant universities in the North Central Region

Renee Wiatt presented “Adapting and Planning for Uncertain Times” at NCPL – Avilla on October 12th.

The GLASSNET biennial meeting was held at the University of Minnesota on October 1-3, 2023. It involved 30 scientists from the US, Canada and the EU, focusing on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals on a planet with limited land and water.

Shelly Surber, NCRCRD Sr. Program Manager, attended the National Extension Tourism Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 24 – 28 as a member of the conference planning committee.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global and Local Policies for Respecting Planetary Boundaries: Tradeoffs and Synergies”, virtual presentation to the workshop on Integrating Planetary Boundaries in Economic and Social Science Analysis, organized by the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, September 15, 2023.

Professor Jake Ricker-Gilbert and Dr. Nina Jovanovic attended the 7th AAAE & 60th AEASA conference in Durban, South Africa. Professor Ricker-Gilbert organized and led two panels: “Land pressure in sub-Saharan Africa” and “Advice for publishing your research in international journals”. Dr. Jovanovic presented the paper titled “Estimating the Direct and Indirect Effects of Improved Seed Adoption on Yields: Evidence from DNA-Fingerprinting, Crop Cuts, And Self-Reporting in Ethiopia.“


Otto Doering participated in the American Farmland Trust Board Meetings, September 19-23rd.

Haqiqi, I., Breier, J. Gerten, D., Muller, C. Hertel, T. (2023). Spillover effects play key role in maintaining planetary boundaries. GLASSNET Use Case Workshop, September 14.

Ellison, B. “Adapting the USDA Food Security Survey Module for use with college students: can we improve model fit?” Invited presentation at the USDA-ERS-Yeutter Institute Food Security Modeling Research Symposium, Kansas City, MO, September 13-15, 2023.

Renee Wiatt and Maria Marshall presented “Rich and Ready to Go” or “Stay and Grow”? A Succession Preparedness Study of U.S. Farmers in the North Central Region at Farm Foundation’s U.S. Farm Households' Social and Economic Needs and the Future of Agriculture on September 13th

Farzad Taheripour participated in ICAO-CORSIA-FTG04 in Italy-Turin from July 24 to July 29 as the Co-lead of ILUC-subgroup.

Ken Foster led the Purdue Farm Policy Study Group meeting on July 11, 2023. A summary and the presentations can be found here.

Jay Akridge led a panel discussion on Leadership in Higher Education at the APLU Joint COPS/New Administrators Conference in Kansas City, MO on July 20. 

Holly Wang presented a paper entitled “Consumer responses to political conflicts through boycott, buycott, or standby: a three country study.” Seminar, College of Finance, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, June 6, 2023.

Meilin Ma presented a paper entitled “Relational Contracts in Well-Functioning Markets: Evidence from China's Vegetable Wholesale.” Seminar, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China, June 6, 2023.

Meilin Ma presented a paper entitled “Comparison of Conservation Incentives under Long-Run Yield Uncertainty and Farmer Risk Aversion.” Seminar, Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan, China, June 23, 2023.

Holly Wang presented a paper entitled “A three-country study on consumer responses to political conflicts: boycott, buycott, or standby.” Seminar, College of Agricultural Economics, Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan, June 23, 2023.

Michael Langemeier and I both participated in the Western Agricultural Economics Association/Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Annual Meeting in Whistler, B.C. from July 17-19, 2023.

Haqiqi, Iman. (2023). Quantifying the uncertainties in estimating the heterogeneous effects of carbon taxes on labor, land, water, and fertilizer use in US agriculture. Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., July 23- 25, 2023.

Haqiqi, Iman. (2023). SIMPLE-G model, data, parameters, and implementation. 26th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis. Université de Bordeaux, Pey-Berland, June 14-16, 2023.

Taheripour, F., Haqiqi, I., Golub, A., Sajedinia, E., Karami, O. (2023). Water scarcity, climate change and potential collaboration in water management in the Middle East. 26th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis. Université de Bordeaux, Pey-Berland, June 14-16, 2023.

Haqiqi, Iman. (2023). Economic Equilibrium Meets Water Balance. Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany, June 19, 2023.

Karami, Omid. (2023). Poster presentation: “Water scarcity, climate change and potential collaboration in water management in the Middle East.” Poster presentation: 26th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis. Université de Bordeaux, Pey-Berland, June 14-16, 2023. https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/resources/res_display.asp?RecordID=7006

Karami, Omid. (2023). Poster presentations: “Dust and Food Security: some evidence from the Dust Belt in Asia;” “Land use change implications of Power-to-Liquid Fuels;” and “The Role of Primary Factors and Households in the Transmission of Exchange Rate to Domestic Prices of Raw and Processed Food Products.” Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., July 23- 25, 2023.

Chepeliev, M. presented at the  29th International Input-Output Association Conference, Alghero, Italy, June 25-30, “Mounting Nutritional and Environmental Pressures of the Global Food Loss and Waste Calls for Urgent Policy Action”. Co-authored by A. Gatto.

Chepeliev, M. presented at the 29th International Input-Output Association Conference, Alghero, Italy, June 25-30, “The War in Ukraine Disrupts Agricultural Value Chains, but Trade Policy Measures Can Mitigate the Impacts”. Co-authored by M. Maliszewska and M. Filipa Seara Pereira.

Chepeliev, M. presented a poster at the 2023 AAEA Annual Meeting, Washington DC, July 23-25, "The War in Ukraine Disrupts Agricultural Value Chains, but Trade Policy Measures Can Mitigate the Impacts". Co-authored by M. Maliszewska and M. Filipa Seara Pereira.

Adhikari, Laxmi. (2023). Poster Presentation: “Consumer Demand for Innovative Healthy Snack in the US.” Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., July 23- 25, 2023.

Russell Hillberry traveled to Washington, DC, where he attended the USDA's Project Director's Meeting for the Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities section of NIFA.  At the meeting, he presented research that was funded by a NIFA grant.

Russell Hillberry travelled to Bordeaux, France, where he attended the Global Trade Analysis Project's annual conference.  He presented his paper on the consequences of the Jones Act on Puerto Rico, a paper written with Manuel Jimenez.

Kane, Diamilatou. (2023). “Contaminant Observability, Gender, and Demand for Food-Safety Technologies in Senegal.” Presentation at Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., July 23- 25, 2023. Co-authors: Gulati, Ricker Gilbert, & Bauchet.

Dr. Ricker-Gilbert and Diamilatou Kane travelled to Senegal June 14-21 for background work on the dairy value chain in Senegal.

Bednarik, Z., Marshall, M.I., and Kumar, I. (2023). Rural small business loan access and their adaptive capacity in times of crisis using data [Conference paper]. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). 2023 Annual Meeting, July 23-25, Washington D.C. https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/335449

Bednarik, Z., Marshall, M.I., and Kumar, I. (2023). Rural small business loan access and their adaptive capacity in times of crisis using data [Conference presentation]. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). 2023 Annual Meeting, July 23-25, Washington D.C.

Bednarik Z., and Unay-Gailhard I. (2023). Urban stayers vs. rural stayers: Understanding location decisions among millennials [Conference presentation]. Rural Sociological Society (RSS). 2023 Annual Meeting, August 2-6, Burlington, VT.

Renee Wiatt attended the Indiana Farmland Community of Practice In-Person Kickoff, July 18, at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis, IN

Alla Golub presented at the 26th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, June 14-16, 2022, Bordeaux, France, “Carbon leakage resulting from afforestation in the UK”, co-authored by Uris Baldos (Purdue University), Sabrina Eisenbarth (University of St. Gallen), and Brett Day (University of Exeter).

Tina Tao presented a poster at the Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture and Natural Resources, May 15-18 at Beck Agricultural Center. While there Tina engaged in meaningful discussions with esteemed professors from Michigan State University, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and professionals from USDA, Cargill and Corteva. Those experiences provided Tina with a well-rounded perspective on the latest academic frontiers and practical applications in the field.

Otto Doering participated the Board meeting of the American Farmland Trust June 4-6 in Gettysburg PA.

Chepeliev M. presented at the 26th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, June 14-16, 2022, Bordeaux, France, “Circular Economy Transition in Türkiye”. Co-authored by Andrea Liverani, Thomas Farole and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe.

NCRCRD attended the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) 2023 Annual Conference in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on April 30 - May 3. In addition to NCRCRD and our sister Regional Rural Development Centers (RRDC) supporting the annual conference through sponsorship, the NCRCRD staff spoke at the North Central Regional meeting and presented with collaborators in a pre-conference workshop, a session, and a poster.

Chepeliev, M. 2023. Presented A Revised Energy and Emissions Data for GTAP 11 at the GTAP Virtual Seminar Series, Vol 4, No 2 (2023). Available at https://t.co/rlht43du1W 

Juan Sesmero presented a paper titled "Out-of-Equilibrium Behavior and Inference on Conduct: Theory and Experimental Evidence" during a seminar series in the Department of Management, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University and in a seminar series in the department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The paper is co-authored with Steve Wu, Joe Balagtas, and Francisco Scott.

Fei Qin attended the Chinese Economists Society 2023 North American Conference in Oklahoma City from Mar 31 to Apr 2, where she presented “Unit Pricing Regulation and Retailer Responses: Evidence from the U.S. Market.” Fei said it was a valuable opportunity to network with fellow scholars and graduate students working on diverse topics in economics, particularly those interested in addressing challenges confronting China.

Maria Marshall presented a seminar titled “Socioemotional Wealth and Small Business Owner Exit Intention to Give, Sell, or Liquidate” at Arizona State University on April 5th.

Renee Wiatt presented “Adapting and Planning in Uncertain Times: A Workshop for Business Owners” on April 27th in Wabash, IN.

Hari Regmi presented a paper entitled "Evaluation of USDA's Soybean Ending Stock Baseline Projections" at NCCC 134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Assessment, April 24-25, 2023, St. Louis, MO (co-author with Dr. Todd Kuethe).

Several Purdue AgEcon researchers presented and discussed “Transportation Infrastructure Expansion in Brazil: A Win-Win Strategy for Agriculture Competitiveness and the Environment?” during a GLASSNET webinar on SIMPLE-G Brazil on March 20. Speakers and discussants included: Zhan Wang, Geraldo Martha Junior, Jing Liu, Cicero Lima, Thomas Hertel, Nelson Villoria, and Angelo Gurgel.

Jingjing (Tina) Tao attended and presented her project “The Feasibility of Processing Fish in Local Facilities for Local Food Systems at the Aquaculture America 2023 Conference in New Orleans Feb 23-26 with Dr. Kwamena Quagrainie.

Maksym Chepeliev and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe participated in the workshop on “Modeling healthy diets from sustainable food systems: EAT-Lancet 2.0”, which took place during March 9-10 in Hague (Netherlands). Chepeliev presented on “GTAP Nutritional Accounts: Challenges and Data Gaps”.

Maksym Chepeliev presented a paper at the US ITC webinar. “Climate Mitigation Policies and Restructuring of the Global Value Chains”. A joint study co-authored by Maryla Maliszewska (World Bank) and Wen Jin “Jean” Yuan (US ITC). February 27, 2023.

Renee Wiatt presented “Communicating Value and Making the Sale” webinar as part of the “Scaling Up Your Small and Medium Sized Farm” (pics attached) as a partnership with the Northeast Indiana Innovation Collective in Fort Wayne, February 2nd.

Renee Wiatt presented “Adapting and Planning in Uncertain Times: A Workshop for Business Owners” as a partnership with the Northeast Indiana Innovation Collective in Fort Wayne, February 7th.

Renee Wiatt presented “Communicating Value and Making the Sale” webinar as part of the “Scaling Up Your Small and Medium Sized Farm,” March 9th.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global-Local-Global Analysis of Sustainability”, Seminar at IFPRI, Washington, D.C., March 16, 2023.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global-Local-Global Analysis of Land and Water Sustainability”, Seminar at ERS/USDA, Washington, D.C., March 15, 2023.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global-Local-Global Analysis of Land and Water Sustainability”, Invited address to the annual meetings of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, (virtual), February 8, 2023.

Mintert presented Ag Economy Outlook at the White County Farm Management Workshop in Reynolds, IN on 2/28, at the Wabash County Ag Outlook in Wabash, IN on 2/28, at the Ag Economy Outlook at Bane-Welker Customer Appreciation Day in Noblesville, IN on 3/3, and at Purdue Extension’s Howard County Ag Outlook in Kokomo, IN on 3/21.

Mintert & Langemeier presented Financial and Risk Management Strategies for 2023 at the 2023 Commodity Classic in Orlando, FL on 3/9/23 https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/home/program/commodity-classic-2023/

Center for Commercial Agriculture/James Mintert presented Farm Management Tools for 2023 at the Ft. Wayne Farm Show on Jan. 18.

Brenna Ellison co-hosted The Leading Voices in Food podcast on "Challenges and opportunities: turning food waste into valuable products," Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center. 

NCRCRD Traveled to Illinois and Nebraska to learn more about Extension programs. Maria Marshall, NCRCRD Director and Michael Wilcox, NCRCRD Associate Director, kicked off 2023 with visits to three of the 34 Land-grant institutions within the North Central Region. The visit included stops at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, IL, Haskell Indian Nation University in Lawrence, KS, and Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. In addition to learning about each university’s Extension programs, the directors introduced NCRCRD and the opportunities available to researchers and Extension professionals through the Center.

Iman Haqiqi presented a webinar, “SIMPLE-G: A multiscale framework for integration of economic and biophysical determinants of sustainability. I-GUIDE’s virtual consulting office (VCO), NSF Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrative Discovery Environment (I-GUIDE), January 24, 2023. https://iguide.illinois.edu/i-guide-vco/

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global-Local-Global Analysis of Land and Water Sustainability”, Invited address to the annual meetings of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, (virtual), February 8, 2023.

Farzad Taheripour was awarded two grants: one as a PI from the Federal Aviation administration and a second grant from the EPA as a co-PI.

Dominique van der Mensbrugghe attended the 44th Conference of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 4-9 February 2023. He was a panelist at a Plenary Session on “Energy and Trade”.

Graduate students Carlos Zurita and Maria Pereira participated in the Farm Foundation Round Table as Farm Foundation Cultivators in January. Each presented a paper and poster representing a key aspect of their studies. Carlos presented his paper "Is the Gravity Model a Power Law? Evidence from Colombia," and Maria presented "The War in Ukraine Disrupts Agricultural Value Chains, but Trade Policy Measures Can Mitigate the Impacts."

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert and Nina Jovanovic spent the week of February 6th disseminating the results from their study on aflatoxin contamination in smallholder farmers’ maize in upper eastern Kenya. They met with and presented the study results to officials and stakeholders in Meru and Tharaka-Nithi counties, stakeholders and policymakers in Nairobi at KALRO HQ, and Chuka University faculty and students. The study results shed light on the current situation in counties that are aflatoxin hotspots in Kenya and the dissemination workshops contributed to the ongoing discussions on how to ensure a more food safe and secure future for the smallholder farmers. The workshops were also covered by the media.

Juan Sesmero is the Institutional PI of a grant awarded by NSF. Project Title: NSF Convergence Accelerator Track J: Building a digital twin for national-scale field-level crop monitoring, prediction, and decision support.

Renee Wiatt will present "Marketing & Sales: Communicating Value and Making the Sale" as part of the Business Management Seminar, February 2 from 6-8pm, hosted by the Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District at Purdue Extension, Allen County. 

Renee Wiatt will present "Adapting and Planning in Uncertain Times: A Free Workshop for Business Owners" at Allen County Public Library from 6:30-8:30pm on February 7, 2023.

Graduate students, Carlos Zurita and Maria Pereira were selected to participate in the Farm Foundation Round Table in January as Farm Foundation Cultivators. Both will be presenting papers during the meeting, Zurita will present, "Is the Gravity Model a Power Law? Evidence from Colombia" and Pereira will present "The War in Ukraine Disrupts Agricultural Value Chains, but Trade Policy Measures Can Mitigate the Impacts".

Thomas Hertel addressed the 28th Annual meetings of the Leibniz Association of German Research Institutes along with the Germany Minister for Education and Research. The event was held in Berlin and Hertel's presentation was titled “Forging international, interdisciplinary collaborations to address global challenges.”

The Purdue Farm Policy Study Group met on Tuesday Dec. 6th at the Beck Ag Center. Ken Foster coordinated a program that included presentations by Rhonda Phillips (factoring measures of well-being into local policy making), Matt Erickson (prospects for a 2023 Farm Bill), and Farzad Taheripour (agricultural implications of a decarbonized economy).

H. Holly Wang. “Altruism and social distance: evidence from a real experiment in China.” Keynote speech, Financial Reform and Governance Modernization International Conference, Nanjing, China, December 10, 2022.

H. Holly Wang. “Impacts on and responses of China to the global food and agricultural shocks.” Keynote speech, 2022 CAER-IFPRI Annual International Conference. Wuhan, China, November 4, 2022.

H. Holly Wang. “Impacts on and Responses of China to the Global Food and Agricultural Shocks.” Seminar at UMSL Global, University of Missouri at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, December 5, 2022.

H. Holly Wang. “Valuation of U.S. Higher Education under Covid-19: Students’ Willingness-to-Pay for Alternative Learning Options.” Seminar at Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions, Stanford University, November 1, 2022.

Alla Golub will present a poster titled "Transboundary Water Challenges and Potential Collaboration in the Tigris-Euphrates River Basin Water Management" at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2022. Co-authors Farzad Taheripour, Iman Haqiqi, Alla Golub, Ehsanreza Sajedinia, and Omid Karami

NCRCRD continues to visit with the 34 land-grant universities in the North Central Region and in January 2023 they will meet with University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL), Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS), and Haskell Indian Nation University (Lawrence, KS).

Diego Cardoso presented working paper “The economic burden of disease” at the World Bank’s Healthy Longevity Initiative Workshop in Washington, DC. Co-authors include: Angela Y. Chang, Gretchen A. Stevens, Diego S. Cardoso, Bochen Cao, and Dean T. Jamison.

Yue Ke, Argonne National Laboratory, and Brigitte Waldorf, Purdue University: "Older Drivers in the Rural West." Paper presented at the 69th North American Regional Science Conference, Montréal, QC, Canada, November 8-12, 2022.

Ayoung Kim, Mississippi State University, and Brigitte Waldorf, Purdue University: "The Impact of Rurality, Age, and Occupation on the Gender Wage Gap in the US." Paper presented at the 69th North American Regional Science Conference, Montréal, QC, Canada, November 8-12, 2022.

Haqiqi, Iman. (2022). "Implications of Climate Policy for Local Agriculture and Irrigation". The 25th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Virtual Conference), Purdue University.

Villoria, Nelson B., Alfredo Cisneros-Pineda, Iman Haqiqi, Shourish Chakravarty, Michael Delgado, and Thomas W. Hertel. (2022) Heterogeneous land supply responses in US agriculture: Exploring changes in land use from reductions in biofuel mandates. No. 322315. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Haqiqi, Iman. (2022). Global Drivers of US Groundwater Stresses and Global Responses to US Groundwater Policies. American Geophysical Union, AGU Fall Meeting, Chicago, IL, 12-16 December 2022.

Haqiqi, Iman. (2022). SIMPLE-G: Integrating Spatially and Temporally Heterogeneous Data to Inform a Multi-Scale and Multi-System Framework of Sustainability and Food Security. American Geophysical Union, AGU Fall Meeting, Chicago, IL, 12-16 December 2022.

 Song, C., Woo, J., Zhao, L., Grogan, D., Haqiqi, I., Lammers, R. (2022). Accelerating Multi-scale Cross-domain Model Linking Using Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. American Geophysical Union, AGU Fall Meeting, Chicago, IL, 12-16 December 2022. (Poster)

Golub, A., Haqiqi, I., Karami, O., Sajedinia, E., Taheripour, F. (2022). Transboundary Water Challenges and Potential Collaboration in the Tigris-Euphrates River Basin Water Management. American Geophysical Union, AGU Fall Meeting, Chicago, IL, 12-16 December 2022. (Poster) 

Maksym Chepeliev presented a paper entitled “The War in Ukraine Disrupts Agricultural Value Chains, but Trade Policy Measures Can Mitigate the Impacts” at the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium that was held during December 11-13, 2022 at Clearwater Beach, FL. https://iatrc.umn.edu/2022-iatrc-annual-meeting/ 

Center for Commercial Agriculture presented a Crop Outlook session with Michael Langemeier, Nathan Thompson, & James Mintert at the Indiana Farm Equipment & Technology Expo on Dec. 14 in Westfield, IN.

Maksym Chepeliev and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe from the (GTAP) Center for Global Trade Analysis attended the 15th Annual Meeting of the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) held at the University of Maryland, between November 29th and December 1st. The IAMC meeting brings together the pre-eminent researchers working on integrated assessment of climate change. The Center presented two of its recent research reports—an assessment of the economic impacts of a more circular economy, and a study on the impacts on Europe of an energy import embargo on Russia.

Fei Qin attended the 14th CAER-IFPRI conference (virtual) on Nov 5 and presented a paper titled, “Unit Pricing Regulation and Retailer Assortment: Evidence from the U.S. Yogurt Market.”

Dawoon Jeong presented a co-authored paper titled, “Efficiency and Equity of Posted Price Markets for Irrigation Water: Theory and Experiment” at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Workshop at Illinois on Oct 30. Co-authors: Dr. Sesmero and Dr. Reeling

Taheripour, Farzad participated and presented “Feedstock Availability and Contributions of Yield Improvements” at ASCENT Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda, October 25 - 27, 2022, Alexandria, VA

Taheripour, Farzad participated at the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection, CAEP Fuels Task Group, Second Meeting, Montreal, October 31-November 4, 3033.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global-Local-Global Analysis of Land and Water Sustainability”, Institute-wide seminar at the Helmholtz Center for Environment Research, Leipzig, Germany, October 24, 2022.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Diversification for Agri-Food System Resilience”, virtual presentation to the FAO Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation, October 20, 2022.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Multi-scale Analysis of Nitrogen Loss Mitigation and Climate Policies
in the US Corn Belt”, institute-wide lecture at the Leipniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research”, Muencheberg, Germany, October 20, 2022.

Hertel, Thomas W. “SIMPLE-G: A Framework for Global-Local-Global Analysis of Sustainability”, workshop at the Leipniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research”, Muencheberg, Germany, October 20, 2022.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global-Local-Global Analysis of Land and Water Sustainability”, Seminar for the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Copenhagen, October 11, 2022.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Multi-scale analysis of U.S. climate policy:  
Gridded implications for land systems change, nitrogen fertilizer leaching and water quality”, European Association of Agricultural Economics Seminar, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, October 6, 2022.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global-Local-Global Analysis of Sustainability Challenges”, workshop at the Stockholm Institute for Resilience, Sweden, October 3, 2022.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global-Local-Global Analysis of Sustainability Challenges”, seminar at the Center for Development Studies, University of Bonn, Germany, September 27, 2022.

James Mintert presented “U.S. Ag Economy Outlook: What Farmers Are Telling Us” at Oklahoma State University’s “Rural Economic Outlook Conference” in Stillwater, OK on October 12 and at the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on October 26.
 
Mintert, Thompson, & Langemeier provided an updated “Crop Outlook” on October 14th available on the Purdue Commercial AgCast podcast.
 
James Mintert was interviewed live on CNN’s “Early Start” on October 19 regarding the drought’s impact on Mississippi river levels and resulting reduction in barge shipping on crop prices.

Alla Golub traveled to Atlanta, GA, and presented a paper titled “Costs of forest carbon sequestration in the presence of climate impacts” at the USDA Carbon Sinks Modeling Forum  https://farmfoundation.swoogo.com/usdacarbonsinks/2036072 

Brenna Ellison was a panelist on ReFED webinar entitled: Inflation: How It’s Affecting Food Waste. August 24, 2022.

Ahmad Zia Wahdat presented "Grocery Shortages and Consumer Shopping Behavior" at the “Experimental and Behavioural Economics Research in Agri-Food and the Environment" seminar in Zagreb, Croatia.

On September 10, Professor Russell Hillberry presented a joint paper with Manuel Jimenez at the European Trade Study Group conference in Groningen, Netherlands.  The paper’s title is “Economic consequences of cabotage restrictions: The effect of the Jones Act on Puerto Rico”

Maria Marshall and Renee Wiatt presented, “Business Planning for Veteran Farmers” in conjunction with Monty Henderson and AgrAbility on September 20th, 4pm ET.

On July 30-August 4, NCRCRD Associate Director, Dr. Michael Wilcox, attended the Association of Extension Administrators (AEA) 1890 Land-Grant Universities 2022 System-Wide Conference in Orlando, FL on behalf of the NCRCRD and in support of North Central region’s two 1890 Land-Grant Universities – Central State and Lincoln.

Hertel, Thomas W. “North-South Relations – Global and Regional Sustainability Strategies”, seminar presented at the Haus der Wissenschaft, Bremen, Germany, August 18, 2022.

The Purdue Farm Policy Study Group met on July 12th at the Beck Ag Center. Ken Foster coordinated the program that included presentations from Larry DeBoer on evolving trends in Indiana property taxes and their potential policy implications, Maxim Chepeliev on the economic and agricultural impacts of the conflict in Ukraine, and Todd Kuethe on updated Indiana farmland value and cash rents. The group will meet next on December 6th.
 
Lourival Monaco presented a symposium at the 77th Soil and Water Conservation Society conference in Denver, CO, on 08/02. The presentation was entitled “Conservation practices: a study of different kinds of users”. This is one of the outcomes of a series of projects the Center for Food and Agricultural Business has had with The Nature Conservancy. This study brings data from the 2021 Large and Commercial Producer Survey and analyzes it under the agricultural conservation practices lens.

AAEA: More than 50 students, faculty, and staff were in attendance at the AAEA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA, August 2022. Here are a few of those presentations:

  • NCRCRD’s Dr. Maria Marshall and Dr. Zuzana Bednarikova attended the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Dr. Maria Marshal, director of the NCRCRD, moderated the panel session, Regional Rural Development Centers 50th Anniversary: The Past, Present, and Future of Building Rural Communities through Collaboration.  

  • Mati Mohammadi: Effect of Adopting Blockchain on the U.S Beef Industry Structure: A cost theory perspective”, Mati Mohammadi, Allan W. Gray, Brady E. Brewer at AAEA. Presented at AAEA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2022
  • Fei Qin: Estimating Consumer Segments and Choices from Limited Information: The Application of Machine Learning Methods, Fei Qin and Steven Y. Wu. Presented at AAEA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2, 2022
  • Sofia K Vielma Delano: Synergies from Agriculture Interventions and Social Protection: Can Smaller Nets Cover More, Sofia K Vielma Delano. Presented at AAEA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2022
  • Alla Golub: "Transboundary water challenges and potential collaboration in the Tigris-Euphrates river basin water management,” Alla Golub, Iman Haqiqi, Omid Karami, Ehsanreza Sajedinia, and Farzad Taheripour. Presented at AAEA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2022
  • Brenna Ellison: Consumer Willingness to Pay for Products Derived from Diversified Forests: The Case of Tree Syrups. Khan, M.J., S.S. Atallah, M.H. Kalaitzandonakes, and B. Ellison. Presented at AAEA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2022
  • Brenna Ellison: Consumer Responses to Changes in Racist Food Packaging. Kalaitzandonakes, M.H., B. Ellison, and T. White. Presented at AAEA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2022
  • Brenna Ellison: Implications of halo effects in the US alcohol market: An open-ended choice experiment with beer and hard seltzer. Staples, A.J., V. Caputo, B. Ellison, and T. Malone. Poster presented at AAEA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2022
  • Zack Neuhofer: Most plant-based meat alternative buyers also buy meat: an analysis of household demographics, habit formation, and buying behavior among meat alternative buyers. Neuhofer, Z.T., Lusk, J.L. Presented at AAEA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2022
  • Edeoba William Edobor, Carlos Zurita and Taylor Thompson represented Purdue in the AAEA- AEM/GSS case competition and won first place.
  • Edeoba William Edobor presented a paper on estates and smallholder household labor decisions in Malawi. Attached is a photo of my presentation.
  • Zhan Wang: Climate Change, Irrigation Expansion and Impacts on Agriculture Production: An Integrated Multi-Scale Analysis of Brazil by 2050.Zhan Wang, Jing Liu and Geraldo B. Martha Jr., Cicero Zanetti de Lima (our Brazilian collaborators).  
Edeoba William Edobor attended the IFAMA conference in June as chair of the Young Board. He was interviewed by a national newspaper there "la republica" about youth involvement in agriculture. 

On June 23rd, Renee Wiatt and Maria Marshall attended Work and Family Researchers Network Conference in New York and Renee presented “Love of Work or Love and Work? Predicting Workaholism among Small Business Owners in the United States” by Renee Wiatt, Maria Marshall, and Yoon Lee

Alla Golub presented "Transboundary water challenges and potential collaboration in the Tigris-Euphrates river basin water management" at the 25th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis. This work is conducted in collaboration with Iman Haqiqi, Omid Karami, Ehsanreza Sajedinia, and Farzad Taheripour.

Dr. Holly Wang is offering the Purdue University Applied Economics Research Method Workshop, July 11 to 24, 2022 online. This workshop introduces research methods of choice experiment and auction experiment with many empirical cases of consumer studies. Additional speakers are from Michigan State University, University of Maine and International Food Policy Research Institute. 

The annual Purdue-China Agribusiness Summer Workshop will be held online August 8 to 18, 2022. This is the 12th offering, with 8 professors in our department and 3 from other universities covering a wide range of topics related to the US agribusiness supply chain.

The Farm Policy Study Group led by Ken Foster held a meeting July 12th at the Beck Center.

Hertel, Thomas W. “The Poverty Impacts of Labor Heat Stress in West Africa under a Warming Climate”, seminar presented to the climate impacts and health group at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany, July 19, 2022.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global-Local-Global Analysis of Sustainability Challenges”, institute-wide research seminar at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany, July 12, 2022.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Food Security in the Context of Multiple Crises”, plenary panel presentation on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany, June 30, 2022.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Agricultural Trade and Sustainability: Global to Local to Global Analysis”, presentation to the OECD Workshop on Agricultural Trade and Sustainability, June 16, 2022 (virtual).

Chepeliev, M., Baldos, U., Haqiqi, I., Hertel, T., Liu, J., and van der Mensbrugghe, D. 2022. Multi-scale analysis of U.S. climate policy: Gridded implications for land systems change, water use and nitrogen leaching. Presented at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) Summer Conference, June 1-3, 2022, Miami, Florida, USA.

Chepeliev, M., Aguiar, A., Farole, T., Liverani, A., and van der Mensbrugghe, D. 2022. EU Green Deal and Circular Economy Transition: Impacts and Interactions. Paper presented during the 25th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Virtual Conference). https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/resources/res_display.asp?RecordID=6607

Chepeliev, M., Corong, E. 2022. Revisiting the environmental bias of trade policies based on an environmentally extended GTAP MRIO Data Base. Paper presented during the 25th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Virtual Conference). https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/resources/res_display.asp?RecordID=6548

Chepeliev, M., Aguiar, A., Farole, T., Liverani, A., and van der Mensbrugghe, D. 2022. Climate Mitigation and Circular Economy Transition in Europe: Impacts and Interactions. Virtual Poster presented at the Forum on Scenarios for Climate and Societal Futures. June 20-22, Session No. 37.

Chepeliev, M. Economic and Agricultural Impacts of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. Presented at the Purdue Farm Policy Study Group meeting, Beck Agricultural Center, Purdue University, July 12, 2022.

Chepeliev, M. served as a discussant in the GLASSNET Use Case Summer Workshop Series “Net Zero Plus – Creating the UK’s New Woodlands”, June 21, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jrUHl6ou44.

Dominique van der Mensbrugghe gave a presentation to the Mandela Fellows on July 5th, 2022. The presentation focused on the GTAP Center as well as the work the Center has done on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). (Information on the Mandela Fellowship program).

Jayson Lusk was the keynote speaker for the in Lecture Series in Honor of Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao in India.  He gave talks at the Indian Institute for Technology, Madras and Indian Institute for Technology, Delhi, India.
 
Jayson Lusk gave an invited talk on food system vulnerabilities for the US Cyberstructure and Infrastructure Security Agency Food and Agriculture Sector Joint Membership Meeting.

Otto Doering participated in the meeting of the Board of the American Farmland Trust May 14-16.

Ken Foster was a Panel Expert for the Purdue World Food Prize Institute program on May 6th

From June 22-25, Renee Wiatt and Maria Marshall will present “Love of Work or Love and Work? Predicting Workaholism among Small Business Owners in the United States......Renee Dawn Wiatt, Purdue University; Maria Marshall, Purdue University; Yoon Lee, Utah State University” at the Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, Work-Family Justice: Practices, Partnerships & Possibilities. 

Zuzana Bednarikova recently participated in the Research and Creative Activity with Rural Communities Colloquium held at French Lick Resort Conference Center and hosted by the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement.  https://rural.indiana.edu/events/2022-rcarc-colloquium.html

Zuzana Bednarikova and Emily Cassanmagnago authored, “Building Bank Relationships: A Small Business Banking Guide." Collaborators on the publication were:  Maria I. Marshall, Gina Anderson, and Tanya Hall.  The project was funded by Purdue University, College of Agriculture’s AgSEED program. 

The NCRCRD team will be attending the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) from June 5 -8
  
Chepeliev, M. presented at the Trade Policy Research Forum webinar (May 19th at 9am Eastern Time, US): "Trade Policy in a Time of Conflict: The Case of Sanctions".

Chepeliev, M.., Osorio Rodarte, I., and van der Mensbrugghe, D. (2021). Distributional Impacts of Carbon Pricing Policies under Paris Agreement: Inter and Intra-Regional Perspectives. Presented at the First Meeting - F20 Sustainable Finance Working Group (SFWG) (Virtual), April 28. 2022.

Chepeliev, M. 2022. GLASSNET conference “Managing the Global Commons: Sustainable agriculture and use of world’s land and water resources in the 21st Century”. (April 7-8). Chepeliev et al. “Local impacts of global climate policies”, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. (in-person in West Lafayette).

Chepeliev, M. 2022. Workshop in the European Parliament “Can the EU afford to ban Russian oil and gas imports?” (March 31st). Chepeliev, M., Hertel, T., and van der Mensbrugghe, D. “Cutting Russia’s fossil-fuel exports: Short-term pain for long-term gain”. European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium (in-person in Brussels).

Chepeliev, M. 2022. Working Group Meeting with Serbian Government (April 19th). Chepeliev, M. and van der Mensbrugghe, D. “Economic Impacts of the NECP ETS Options Working Scenarios for Serbia: An Updated Assessment”. Virtual Meeting

Ken Foster made a presentation based on the Purdue co-authored book How to Feed the World at the joint Purdue-Butler Food Project Expo held at Butler on April 12th.

Brenna Ellison gave a Zoom seminar with Auburn’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology (4/18). Title of seminar: Consumer responses to rebranding racist food packaging: The case of Aunt Jemima.

Maksym Chepeliev and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe. “Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Possible Implications to the U.S. and Global Agriculture.” Presented at Virtual “dinner” with Farm Bureau, 21 March, 2022.

Zuzana Bednarikova, Edeoba Edobor, Maria Marshall, and Renee Wiatt recently presented at the Small Business Institute (SBI) conference in Charleston, South Carolina on February 24 – 26. 

Bo Beaulieu presented a webinar for the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development titled: “How Can Communities Address the Great Resignation.” March 10, 2022. The webinar was targeted to land-grant universities across the North Central region.

Todd Kuethe, presented “Trends in Farmland Values: How has COVID-19 affected farmland values and what other issues are affecting values? What is the outlook for farmland values and/or cash rents?” at the 2022 Agricultural Outlook Forum, February 24-25.

Mario Ortez (see meeting photo) Last Tuesday, 2/22 I was invited to be a Panelist at the Ag Council Spring Retreat. Student members of the Council, coming from the College of Agriculture at the undergraduate level, had the opportunity to ask me and the other two panelist (which came from Becks, and Co-Alliance) about our diverse career paths, university involvement and our decision making process in our professional careers. The event was sponsored by Land O Lakes and was attended by Dean Plaut and Dean Wilson.

The 13th Purdue University-China Agribusiness Workshop was held online during January 17 to 29, 2022, in collaboration with Chinese Center for International Education and Exchange. 54 faculty and students from five Chinese universities participated, thirteen speakers from Purdue and other US universities and the agribusiness industry gave talks and virtual tours.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global Impacts of Agricultural Productivity Growth”, presentation to the USDA Annual Outlook Symposium, February 25, 2022 (virtual).

Hertel, Thomas W. “Integrating Human and Natural Systems Across Scales in Great Lakes Energy-Water-Land Systems: Co-firing of Coal-fired Power Plants in the Midwest using Corn Residue”, Presentation to the Conference on the Great Lakes Environment, Organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Energy, February 10, 2022 (virtual).

Hertel, Thomas W. “Global-Local-Global Analysis of FEW Systems”, Presentation to the INFEWS Conference, Organized by the National Science Foundation, Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (virtual).

Hertel, Thomas W. “A bottom-up approach to identifying key knowledge/coordination gaps in a network of networks”, Plenary Presentation to the AccelNet Awardee meeting, organized by the National Science Foundation, February 2, 2022 (virtual).

On Thursday February 24, Todd Kuethe gave a farmland market outlook talk as part of the “US Farm Income Forecast and the State of the Farm Economy” session at the USDA Outlook Forum.

Ken Foster coordinated the December meeting of the Purdue Farm Policy Study Group on December 14, 2021 at the Purdue Beck Ag Center. The following presentations and discussion were featured in the program. Dr. Sarah Mills (University of Michigan) presented and led a discussion on Solar Energy : New Threat or Opportunity for Farmland Preservation, Dr. Russell Hillberry (Purdue Ag Econ) presented and led a discussion on his research about Community-Level Economic Impact of Wind Power in Indiana, and Dr. Nicole Widmar (Purdue Ag Econ) presented and discussed the Joint Ag Econ-Ag Law Program between Purdue and IU McKinney School of Law and Other Updates on the Purdue Ag Econ Graduate Programs.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Land Use, Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity”, Presentation to the Conference on Biodiversity and Finance, Organized by the Central Bank of Mexico, December 2, 2021 (virtual).

Hertel, Thomas W. “Going for Groundwater: Causes, Consequences and Responses to a Critical Sustainability Challenge””, Plenary Presentation to the Water Sciences and Technology Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, November 15, 2021 (virtual)

Professor emeritus, Bo Beaulieu will be doing a presentation on December 8th at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) National Conference in Chicago, IL on “Building a Rural Environment Sustainable for Talent.”
Ayoung Kim and Brigitte Waldorf presented their paper entitled “A New Look at the Gender Wage Gap“ in a Special Session on Regional/Rural Development at the 68th North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association in Denver, CO, in November 2021.

PIFB hosted their first webinar on December 3rd featuring Lindsay Maliqi from the Small Business Association in Indiana. A recording of the webinar will be uploaded to the PIFB YouTube page soon.

Renee Wiatt Also, was interviewed by RealAg Radio on Sirius XM to talk about Succession in Farms: https://www.realagriculture.com/2021/11/realag-radio-nov-25-managing-for-inflation-a-new-learning-opportunity-and-navigating-farm-succession/.

Together with Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, Maksym Chepliev provided an on-site training/workshop (in DC) to the World Bank staff on the ENVISAGE computable generation equilibrium model during Nov 17-19.

Maksym Chepliev co-presented with Alla Golub at the GTAP Virtual Seminar Series (Nov 9th): “Disaggregating the Vegetables, Fruit and Nuts Sector to the Tariff Line in the GTAP-HS Framework”. Presentation co-authored by Maksym Chepeliev, Alla Golub, Thomas Hertel, Wajiha Saeed and Jayson Beckman. Recording and slides are available at https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/events/GTAPVSS/

Maksym Chepliev co-presented with Uris Baldos at the 10th Forestry & Agriculture GHG Modeling Forum on Nov 30th: “U.S. climate policy revisited: Implications for land systems change, water use, and nitrogen leaching”. Presentation co-authored by Uris Baldos, Maksym Chepeliev, Thomas Hertel, Jing Liu, Iman Haqiqi, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe. Recording is available at this link https://foragforum.org/presentations.html

Alla Golub will present "Incorporating heterogeneous export supply and import demand elasticities in a CGE model" at the 2021 International Agricultural Trade Resource Consortium Annual Meeting, December 12-14, 2021. This work is conducted in collaboration with Angel Aguiar, Maksym Chepeliev, Thomas Hertel, and Dominique van der Mensbrugghe.

Taheripour F. CAEP/12 Fuel Task Group, Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection, International Civil Aviation Organization, Eleventh Meeting (Virtual), 18 to 22 October 2021.   

Taheripour F., Chepeliev M, Aguiar A. and Sajedinia E. 2021 “Development of the GTAP-BIO Data Base: An update for 2014, CRC Life Cycle Analysis Workshop,” Virtual meeting October 19-22.

Taheripour F., Guolin Yao, Xin Zhang, Eric Davidson, “The increasing global environmental consequences of a weakening US–China crop trade relationship,” National Biodiesel Board Sustainability Workshop Virtual meeting November 9 and 10.

Otto Doering participated in the American Farmland Trust's Board meeting October 16-18 in Santa Rosa CA.

Maria Marshall and Renee Wiatt presented to Gary Urban Farmer Initiative on November 3rd entitled “Marketing & Sales: Communicating Value and Making the Sale”.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Going for Groundwater: Causes, Consequences and Responses to a Critical Sustainability Challenge””, Plenary Presentation to the Water Sciences and Technology Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, November 15, 2021 (virtual).

Wang, H. H., J. Yang, B. Zhu and N. Hao. “Consumers’ Willingness-to-Pay for Rice from Remediated Soil: Potential Partnership between Private and the Public for Sustainability.” Invited Papers, International Conference on Food Economics and Agricultural Sustainability, Huazhong Agricultural University, China, December 9, 2021.

Delgado, M., M. Ma and H. H. Wang.  “Risk, Arbitrage, and Spatial Price Relationships: Insights from China’s Hog Market under the African Swine Fever.”

  • Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Davis, November 10 
  • Market and Trade Economics Division, Economic Research Service, USDA, November 15 
  • Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije University Amsterdam, November 18

 

Hertel, Thomas W. “Integrating Socioeconomic & Policy Aspects Across Scales in the Food-Energy-Water System”, Presentation to the National Academy of Engineering Forum on “Complex Food and Agricultural Systems: Engineering for Sustainability and Resilience”, September 9, 2021 (virtual).

Hertel, Thomas W. “Economic Perspectives on Global Agriculture in the Context of a Changing Climate and Water Scarcity”, Presentation to the Inari Advisory Board meeting, Purdue Research Park, September 8, 2021.

Hertel, Thomas W. “Linking Markets, Trade and the Macroeconomy to Ecosystem Services”, Presentation to the Natural Capital Community, September 7, 2021 (virtual).

Hertel, Thomas W. “Macroeconomic, Trade and Household Impacts of Heat Stress under Climate Change”, presentation to the International Conference of Agricultural Economists, August 26, 2021, (virtual).

Maria Marshall, Renee Wiatt and Michael Langemeier collaborated with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the Indiana Soybean Alliance to present “Growing a Legacy: Succession Planning Workshop”, where Maria and Renee presented “First Steps in the Succession Planning Process” and Michael presented “Financial Feasibility of Adding the Next Generation”. There were four sites including: Columbus (August 9th), Fair Oaks (August 10th), Shipshewana (August 12th), and Boonville (August 16th).

Thomas Hertel spoke remotely at the Science Plenary during the United Nations Food Systems Summit, July 8-9, 2021.

Maria Marshall, Michael Langemeier and Renee Wiatt completed a series of presentations with the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council. The workshops were hosted in Columbus (August 9th), Fair Oaks (August 10th), Shipshewana (August 12th), and Boonville (August 16th). Maria and Renee covered “First Steps in Succession Planning” and Michael covered “Financial Feasibility: Is Your Operation Ready for Succession?”.

Taheripour F. Baumes H. Tyner W.E. (2021) “ Renewable fuel standard: Analyzing short-run and long-run economic impacts,” XVI EAAE Virtual Congress, presented at the EAAE 2021 annual meeting in a special session in memory of Professor Late Wallace E Tyner.

Megan Hughes presented two papers “A Comparison of Conservation Incentives Under Long-Run Yield Uncertainty and Farmer Risk Aversion” and “U.S. Milk Price Leadership Among Production Leaders”. 

Taheripour F. Participation presentation in FTG10 UN-ICAO meeting: CAEP/12 Fuels Task Group (FTG/10), Virtual meeting, 27-29 July 2021

Under mentorship of Professor Jake Ricker-Gilbert, Yurani Arias Granada, Mrunal Shah, and Nina Jovanovic presented their dissertation work during the 2021 AAEA Annual Conference's Selected Paper sessions.

Debadrita (Rimi) Kundu presented a paper at the Virtual American Society of Health Economics Conference (AshEcon) titled "Income and Wealth Effects on Unhealthy Behavior: Evidence from the Great Recession" 

Roberto Gallardo participated in the "Digital Access & Fluency in Rural America: Lessons from COVID-19" session at AAEA meeting.

Dr. Holly Wang visited small farms and the Picks project, arranged by Dr. Jake Richer-Gilbert’s collaborator at Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO). 

Hertel, Thomas W. “Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 – A Review of Quantitative Assessments of Synergies and Tradeoffs amongst the UN Sustainable Development Goals”, Plenary presentation to the UN Food System Summit Science Days, FAO, Rome, July 9, 2021, (virtual).

Hertel, Thomas W. “The Role of International Trade in Attaining Food Security”, Plenary presentation to the UN Food System Pre-Summit, FAO, Rome, July 26, 2021, (virtual).

Bavorova M., Z. Bednarikova, E. Ponkina, and O, Visser. 2021. Drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility in Agribusiness in Rural Russia. XVI Virtual Congress of European Association of Agricultural Economists, July 20-23, 2021. Poster Presentation, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.

Haqiqi, Iman and Monireh Aqababaei, “The Impacts of Technological Progress on GHG Emissions, Water Resources, and Land Use.” Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, August 1-3, 2021.

Haqiqi, Iman and Marziyeh Bahalou, “Assessment of COVID-19 Impacts Using the Immediate Impact Model of Local Agricultural Production (IMLAP).” Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, August 1-3, 2021.

Haqiqi, Iman, Alfredo Cisneros Pineda, Danielle S. Grogan, Jing Liu, and Thomas W. Hertel. “Implications of water scarcity for land use and biodiversity in the presence of international agricultural trade.” International Conference of Agricultural Economists. Virtual. August 17-31, 2021.

Haqiqi, Iman, Thomas Hertel, Cicero Zanetti De Lima, and Jonathan Buzan. "Margins of Adaptation to Human Heat Stress: Local, National, and Global Socioeconomic Responses." 24th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis. Virtual. June 23-25, 2021.

Chepeliev, M., Aguiar, A., Liverani, A., Farole, T., van der Mensbrugghe, D., and Wang, Le. 2021. Circular Economy Transition in the Eastern European Member States. Presented at the 24th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis. Available at: https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/resources/res_display.asp?RecordID=6354

Chepeliev, M., Maliszewska, M., Osorio Rodarte, I., Filipa Seara Pereira, M., and van der Mensbrugghe, D. 2021. Globalization not localization key to COVID-19 recovery and poverty alleviation. Presented at the 24th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis. Available at: https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/resources/res_display.asp?RecordID=6417

Chepeliev, M., Osorio Rodarte, I., and van der Mensbrugghe, D. 2021. Distributional Impacts of Carbon Pricing Policies under Paris Agreement: Inter and Intra-Regional Perspectives. Presented at the 24th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis. Available at: https://www.gtap.agecon.purdue.edu/resources/res_display.asp?RecordID=6392

Wang, H. H., Y. Hua and C. Wilson. “A possibly unusual GPA change? How course delivery modes during COVID-19 affect university students’ academic performance.” Selected Papers, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meetings, Austin, TX, July 2021.

Wang, H. H., Y. Hua and C. Wilson “The impact of online teaching due to COVID-19 on students’ valuation of college education: A study on college students’ willingness-to-pay for alternative courses options.” Selected Papers, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meetings, Austin, TX, July 2021.

Zheng, Q. and H. H. Wang, “Economics of facemasks through the lens of Chinese consumers during COVID-19: Demand, supply, price, and willingness-to-pay.” Organized Paper, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meetings, Austin, TX, July 2021.

Wang, H. H. and D. Moon, “Are the public willing to pay to curb the emerging threat of microplastic pollution?” Selected Papers, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meetings, Austin, TX, July 2021.

Zheng, Q., H. H. Wang, and G. Wu. “Let Consumer Willingness-to-Pay Show the Price Guideline of Special Commodities when Governments Impose Price Control: The Case of Facemask in China during COVID-19.” Western Economics Association International Annual Conference, Virtual, June 27, 2021.

Michael Langemeier gave a guest lecture titled “U.S. Production Agriculture” during Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University’s Institutional Development Plan International Seminar Series, June 16, 2021.

Alla Golub presented paper titled "Effects of climate change impacts on costs of forest carbon sequestration" at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Summer Conference, June 2-4, 2021. The work is conducted in collaboration with Brent Sohngen (Ohio State University), Yongyang Cai (Ohio State University), John Kim (USDA Forest Service), and Thomas Hertel.

Zheng, Q., H. H. Wang and G. Wu, “Economics of facemasks through the lens of Chinese consumers during COVID-19: Demand, supply, price, and willingness-to-pay.” Organized paper, Chinese Economists Society Annual Conference, Virtual, China, June, 2021.

Hao, N., and H. H. Wang, “Discrimination against COVID-19 recovered patients: Evidence from non-hypothetical experiments.” Organized paper, Chinese Economists Society Annual Conference, Virtual, China, June, 2021.

Yue, W., N. Liu, Q. Zheng and H. Wang, “Did Chinese consumers’ food consumption and willing-to-pay for food change during COVID-19 pandemic?” Organized paper, Chinese Economists Society Annual Conference, Virtual, China, June, 2021.

Delgado, M. S., M. Ma, and H. H. Wang. “Risk, Arbitrage, and Spatial Price Relationships: Insights from China’s Hog Market under the African Swine Fever.” NBER Conference on Risks in Agricultural Supply Chains. Virtual, May 20, 2021.

H. H. Wang. “Using Online Auction Experiments to Investigate Chinese Consumers’ Support for Anti-Poverty through Willingness-to-Pay for Food Produced by Poor Farmers” Seminar, College of Finance, Nanjing Agricultural University, Virtual, May 5, 2021.

Hertel, Thomas W. “SIMPLE-G: A Multiscale Framework for Analysis of Land and Water Resource Sustainability”, presented to the FEWSCAPES research group at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, April 28, 2021. 

Hertel, Thomas W. “Building Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks, and Stresses”, presented to a workshop co-sponsored by the UN Food Systems Summit and the Academia Pontifica, The Vatican, Rome, April 22, 2021.

Wang, H. H, Q. Zheng, and G. Wu. “The Role of Risk Perception and preference on Consumer Willingness to Pay Higher Prices for PPE and Disinfectants during COVID-19.” SCC-76 Annual Conference, Virtual, April 9, 2021.

Jimenez, Manuel. "Trade Costs and Mark-Ups in Maritime Shipping." IU-Purdue Student Trade Conference, April 2021.

Sesmero, J. Seminar series presentation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, March 19, 2021.