Preliminary Program Overview


This year’s conference features many opportunities to interact and learn, including selected paper sessions, poster and panel sessions, plenary talks, and workshop sessions.

A two-day post-conference workshop on “Ecosystem Services Foundations for Resilient Communities: Agriculture, Land Use, Coasts and Energy for Human Well-Being,” led by Stephen Swallow, Charles Towe and Sandro Steinbach (University of Connecticut), will be held after the Annual Meeting from the afternoon of Tuesday, June 16 until the afternoon of Wednesday, June 17.

The Annual Meeting will begin with an informal opening reception at the Hilton Hotel in Mystic, Connecticut on Sunday, June 14; the academic program will follow on Monday and Tuesday.

We encourage participation from academic, public, and private sector economists with interests that include agricultural, environmental, or resource issues; and welcome professionals, faculty, and students.



SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2020

12:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration for Annual Meeting

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NAREA Executive Board Meeting – Executive board members and invitees only

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

NAREA Past-Presidents’ Roundtable – Open to past presidents; others by invitation

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CAM Happy Hour (hotel bar). All welcome. Stop by and learn more about the CAM (Career Advancement and Mentoring) Program.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NAREA Welcome Reception


MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Registration for Annual Meeting

7:30 am – 8:45 am

Continental Breakfast

8:45 am – 10:00 am

NAREA Keynote:
Kathy Baylis (University of Illinois)

Title: Machine Learning for Agricultural and Resource Economics

Moderator: Dave Abler, NAREA President-Elect

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Selected Paper Sessions I

12:10 pm – 1:30 pm

NAREA Awards Luncheon
Moderator: Gal Hochman, NAREA President

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Selected Paper Sessions II

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Poster Session and Afternoon Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Selected Paper Sessions III

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CAM Panel Session – open to all NAREA members

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

NAREA Business Meeting – open to all NAREA members

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CAM Dinner – CAM fellows and mentors only


TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020

7:30 am – 11:00 am

Registration for Annual Meeting

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:30 pm

Selected Paper Sessions IV

9:30 am – 10:30 am

NAREA Rising Star Keynote:
Alba Collart (Mississippi State University)

Title: The Future of Food in the Third Wave: Blockchain and Beyond

Moderator: Dave Abler, NAREA President-Elect

10:40 am – 12:10 pm

Selected Paper Sessions V


End of Conference and Workshop Begins


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