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Call for NAREA Selected Papers and Symposia

NAREA 2012 Annual Meeting  •  Lowell, Massachusetts  •  June 10-12, 2012

Submission Deadline (Extended): February 15, 2012

The Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) will hold its 2012 annual meeting at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Conference Center, in historic downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, June 10-June 12, 2012. NAREA will sponsor selected paper sessions, symposia, and workshop papers (for a post-conference workshop on Ecosystem Services).

There will be two types of sessions at the annual meeting: Selected Papers and Symposium. Selected Paper sessions are an opportunity for individual NAREA members to share their current research. Symposium sessions allow members to organize a group of three or four papers on a specific area that is of interest to the membership. Papers and Symposia are invited in the following subject categories: Consumer, Environment, Marketing, Natural Resources, Trade, Rural/Regional Development, International Development, Policy, Innovation, Industrial Organization, Production/Management, Health and Nutrition, and Energy.

NAREA Selected Paper Proposals: Selected paper submissions include an extended abstract of no more than 500 words. The Selected Papers Committee will review abstracts in terms of significance to the field, methodology, results, and exposition.

NAREA Symposium Proposals: Symposium proposals include a session proposal that explains the strengths of the combined (3-4) papers and the contribution of the symposium to the conference and individual abstracts of the papers comprising the symposium. Symposium proposals should be submitted by the symposium coordinator. Full symposium proposals are submitted in two stages. First, the symposium coordinator submits a session proposal and justification of no more than 500 words along with the contact information of the session paper presenters. After the coordinator submits the session proposal, the NAREA online submission site will email the associated authors of the individual papers comprising the session; the email will provide instructions and a direct online link for these authors to submit their individual paper abstracts.

Authors will be notified of the status of their abstract by March 31, 2012. Please note that, if accepted, all presenters must be NAREA members and registered for the Annual Meeting by May 2, 2012. Submission questions can be directed to President-Elect Kathleen Bell (kpbell@maine.edu). Local arrangements questions can be directed to local arrangements co-chairs Jacqueline Geoghegan (jgeoghegan@clarku.edu) and Dan Lass (dan.lass@isenberg.umass.edu).

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