Call for Papers and Symposia

NAREA 2019 Annual Meeting

Portsmouth, NH

June 9 – 12, 2019


Submission Deadline: February 18, 2019

Abstracts can be submitted starting December 10, 2018.


Annual Meeting: Selected paper sessions, organized sessions, and a poster session allow scholars to share their current research. We also welcome and discussion symposium proposals. We welcome submissions in all areas of environmental, natural resource, and agricultural economics.

For information on submission of papers for the Workshop on “Environmental Regulation and Innovation in Local Communities,” please refer to the Workshop website.


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; (iv) an abstract of no more than 500 words; and (v) 2-4 keywords. The Selected Papers Committee will review abstracts in terms of significance to the field, strength of methodology/design, clarity of writing, and fit within conference topics. Some abstracts may be invited to present as a poster in a poster session instead of in a paper session. If an author submits more than one abstract, he or she may be limited to one presentation. Selected paper proposals should be submitted through NAREA's submission system

If you would like to submit an organized session, please have each author submit his or her abstract as above. The organizer must also (by the submission deadline) submit through the “organized session” form: a list of all titles that belong in the session, a title for the session, and a brief (a sentence or two) explanation of the topical relationship among the papers in the session and why the session topic would be of interest to meeting attendees. The organized session may be accepted in whole, in part (and the accepted papers assigned to other sessions) or may be rejected.


Best paper awards:

  1. NAREA Student Paper Competition: To encourage students’ interest in agricultural and resource economics, we invite students to compete in the NAREA Student Paper Competition. To submit a paper, the student is required to be the lead author. From the papers submitted we will select three finalists to give an oral presentation, and the winner will receive
    1. A $400 check
    2. A plaque recognizing the accomplishment
    3. Expedited review and, upon acceptance, the publication of the paper in the ARER journal while waiving APC charges.

          Special publication opportunities are also available for the two other finalists.

  1. Best Paper Award: To recognize young scholars, we encourage those that are seven years or less from completion of their PhD and that are lead authors, to submit their paper for the Best Paper Award. From the papers submitted, we will select three finalists. The three selected finalists will give an oral presentation, and the winner of the competition will receive
    1. A $400 check
    2. A plaque recognizing the accomplishment
    3. Expedited review and, upon acceptance, the publication of the paper in the ARER journal while waiving APC charges.


Discussion Symposium Proposals: A discussion symposium allows a more fluid and multilateral format for engagement with works in progress or “hot topics” in the field. A symposium may include prepared questions for two or more panelists, a debate, a roundtable, or another format. Regardless, half of the time (out of a session of 85 or 90 minutes) should be allocated for discussion with or questions from the audience. To propose a discussion symposium, submit through the “discussion symposium” form: names of the participants, the title of the symposium, and a paragraph describing what you would do in the symposium and why it would be of interest to meeting attendees.


Submission Deadline: February 18, 2019.  Electronic acknowledgement will be sent to all submitters. We expect to notify the authors by early April 2019 for all types of submissions. If accepted, all presenters must be NAREA members and registered for the Annual Meeting by May 1, 2019.  Submission questions can be directed to the Program Chair, President-Elect Gal Hochman ( Local arrangements questions can be directed to local arrangements chair Kelly Cullen (

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