Call for Papers and Symposia

NAREA 2014 Annual Meeting
Morgantown, West Virginia
June 1 – 3, 2014

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2014

The Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) will hold its 2014 annual meeting at the Waterfront Pace Hotel, located in Morgantown’s Wharf District overlooking the Monongahela River from June 1 to June 3, 2014. NAREA will sponsor selected paper sessions, symposia, and workshop papers (for a post-conference workshop on Non-Conventional Gas Energy). Detailed information about the annual meeting and the post-conference workshop is available at http://www.narea.org/. 
 
There will be two types of sessions at the annual meeting: Selected Papers and Symposia. 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, Energy, and Other – Specify.
 
Selected Paper Proposals: Selected paper submissions should include: (i) the title of paper; (ii) names and institutional affiliations of the author and co-authors; (iii) name and e-mail address of paper presenter; and (iv) an extended abstract of no more than 500 words. The Selected Papers Committee will review abstracts in terms of Significance to the Field, Strength of Methodology/Design, Clarity of Writing, Fit Within the Conference Topics, and – if necessary – the number of presentations proposed by the paper presenter. Selected paper proposals should be submitted through NAREA's online submission system accessible at http://www.narea.org/2014/proposal/submit.asp.

Symposium Proposals: Symposium proposals should be submitted by the symposium coordinator. Symposium proposals should include: (i) the title of the symposium; (ii) name and institutional affiliation of the authors submitting individual papers; (iii) the titles of these three-to-four papers; (iv) name and e-mail address of the symposium coordinator; and (v) a symposium justification of no more than 500 words. The justification should describe the strengths of the combined papers and the addition the symposium will make to the conference. Paper abstracts are to be submitted individually by each author. Individual paper submissions do not need to include any introductory material describing the symposium or a description of how the paper fits into the symposium. Symposium proposals should be submitted through NAREA's online submission system accessible at http://www.narea.org/2014/proposal/submit_symposium.asp.

The Selected Papers Committee will review symposium submissions as a complete package.  Rejection and acceptance decisions will be made for the entire proposal rather than for any individual papers; however, the program chair reserves the right to reject individual abstracts if deemed necessary. The order in which the individual abstracts and symposium proposal are received is not important for review. Individual papers may be submitted at any time before the submission deadline.  

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2014.  Authors will be notified of the status of their abstract by March 31, 2014. Please note that, if accepted, all presenters must be NAREA members and registered for the Annual Meeting by May 2, 2014.  Submission questions can be directed to the paper selection chair, President-Elect Ted Jaenicke (tjaenicke@psu.edu). Local arrangements questions can be directed to local arrangements co-chair Mark Sperow (mark.sperow@mail.wvu.edu).