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**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person seminars have been suspended for the forseeable future.

The department is hosting Zoom seminars for the 2020-21 academic year. Each presentation will take place on Wednesdays at 10am EST during the spring semester unless otherwise stated on the table of presenters and their topics listed below.

AAEC also offers a graduate student seminar series in which students give formal presentations of their research to other faculty and students for feedback and professional growth.



Seminar Speaker


Jan. 20, 2021

Silvio Daidone


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The role of social protection in mitigating the effects of weather shocks. A stochastic frontier analysis


Jan. 22, 2021 (Friday, 11am-noon)

Kadee Russ

Associate Professor

University of California at Davis 

Trade Shocks and the Shifting Landscape of US Manufacturing

Jan. 27, 2021 (9-10am)

Chris Barrett


Cornell University

Experimental Evidence on Adoption and Impact of the System of Rice Intensification

Jan. 29, 2021 (Friday, 11am-noon)

Siyan Liu

Graduate Student

North Carolina State University

Does School Choice Help Students in Overcrowded Schools? Evidence from a Centralized School Assignment

Feb. 10, 2021

Zoë Plakias

Assistant Professor

The Ohio State University

Healthy Food, Healthy Farms? Implications of Healthy Food Policies for Agricultural Value Chains

Feb. 19, 2021 (noon-1pm)

Laura Schechter


University of Wisconsin, Madison

Brokering Votes With Information Spread Via Social Networks

Mar. 3, 2021 (noon-1pm)

Anupa Sharma, Asst. Prof., North Dakota State University

Brian Whitacre, Professor, Oklahoma State University

Jacqueline Yenerall, Asst. Prof., University of Tennessee

Alumni panel on the academic job market and academic jobs

Mar. 10, 2021

Angela Lyons

Associate Professor

University of Illinois

A Multidimensional Approach to Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Mar. 24, 2021

Sylvia Bloom

Graduate Student

Cornell University


Mar. 31, 2021

Chris Udry


Northwestern University

Does Poverty Change Labor Supply? Evidence from Multiple Income Effects and 115,579 Bags

April 14, 2021

Mindy Mallory

Associate Professor

Purdue University

Correlations go to One in a Crisis: How the COVID 19 Market Crash brought Cattle and Stocks Together

April 28, 2021 (noon-1pm)

Aaron Smith


University of California at Davis

Causality in Structural Vector Autoregressions: Science or Sorcery?

May 5, 2021

Catherine Kling


Cornell University



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