Understanding Productivity Growth in Agriculture

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Wolfram Schlenker, Organizer

May 11-12, 2017

Feldstein Conference Room, 2nd Floor

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Participant List

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, May 11
10:30 am
Jayson L. Lusk, Purdue University
Jesse B. Tack, Kansas State University
Nathan P. Hendricks, Kansas State University
Heterogeneous Yield Impacts from Adoption of Genetically Engineered Corn and the Importance of Controlling for Weather
Discussant: Michael J. Roberts, University of Hawaii at Manoa
11:30 am
Hsing-Hsiang Huang, Environmental Protection Agency
Michael Moore, University of Michigan
Farming Under Weather Risk: Adaptation, Moral Hazard, and Selection on Moral Hazard
Discussant: Joshua Woodard, Cornell University
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Cecilia Bellora, CEPII
Elodie Blanc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jean-Marc Bourgeon, INRA
Eric Strobl, Ecole Polytechnique
Estimating the Impact of Crop Diversity on Agricultural Productivity in South Africa
Discussant: Eyal G. Frank, University of Chicago
2:30 pm
Christine L. Carroll, California State University, Chico
Colin A. Carter, University of California at Davis
Rachael Goodhue, University of California, Davis
C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, Cornell University
Crop Disease and Agricultural Productivity
Discussant: Paul T. Scott, New York University
3:30 pm
Coffee Break
4:00 pm
Sun Ling Wang, Department of Agriculture
V. Eldon Ball, Department of Agriculture
Richard Nehring, Department of Agriculture
Ryan Williams, Department of Agriculture
Truong Chau, Pennsylvania State University
Impacts of Climate Change and Extreme Weather on U.S. Agricultural Productivity
Discussant: Ximing Wu, Texas A&M University
5:00 pm
5:00 pm
Shuttle Vans depart NBER for Royal Sonesta Hotel
6:00 pm
Group Dinner at Royal Sonesta Hotel (Parkview Room/ East Tower)
Friday, May 12
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
Mark Brown, Statistics Canada
Shon M. Ferguson, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)
Crina Viju, Carleton University
Agricultural Trade Reform, Reallocation and Technical Change: Evidence from the Canadian Prairies
Discussant: Paul Rhode, University of Michigan and NBER
9:30 am
Wyatt Brooks, University of Notre Dame
Kevin Donovan, Yale University
Eliminating Uncertainty in Market Access: The Impact of New Bridges in Rural Nicaragua
Discussant: Kelsey Jack, University of California at Santa Barbara and NBER
10:30 am
Coffee Break
11:00 am
Sebastian Sotelo, University of Michigan
Domestic Trade Frictions and Agriculture
Discussant: Thibault Fally, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Katrina Jessoe, University of California at Davis
Reena Badiani, The World Bank
Electricity Prices, Groundwater and Agriculture: The Environmental and Agricultural Impacts of Electricity Subsidies in India
Discussant: Nicholas Ryan, Yale University and NBER
2:00 pm
Sofia Villas-Boas, University of California at Berkeley
Rebecca Taylor, University of Sydney
Hannah Krovetz, University of California, Berkeley
Willingness to Pay for Low Water Footprint Food Choices During Drought
Discussant: Dmitry Taubinsky, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
3:00 pm
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