Risks in Agricultural Supply Chains

Pol Antràs and David Zilberman, Organizers

May 20-21, 2021

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Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, May 20
10:30 am
Welcome
James Poterba, MIT and NBER
Spiro Stefanou, US Department of Agriculture
10:45 am
Sunghun Lim, Louisiana State University
Marc F. Bellemare, University of Minnesota

Global Agricultural Value Chains and Structural Transformation
11:30 am
Shawn Arita, US Department of Agriculture
Jason Grant, Virginia Tech
Sharon S. Sydow, US Department of Agriculture
Jayson Beckman, US Department of Agriculture

Has Global Agricultural Trade Been Resilient Under Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Findings From an Econometric Assessment
12:15 pm
Break
12:30 pm
Keynote Lecture: Food Supply Chains in Less Developed Countries
Thomas A. Reardon, Michigan State University
1:20 pm
Break
1:30 pm
Bruno Conte, University of Bologna
Klaus Desmet, Southern Methodist University and NBER
Dávid Krisztián Nagy, CREI
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, University of Chicago and NBER

Local Sectoral Specialization in a Warming World
2:15 pm
Ishan B. Nath, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Food Problem and the Aggregate Productivity Consequences of Climate Change
3:00 pm
Break
Shorter Presentations Session
3:15 pm
Farid Farrokhi, Purdue University
Heitor S. Pellegrina, New York University Abu Dhabi

Trade, Technology, and Agricultural Productivity
3:30 pm
Joshua Deutschmann, University of Chicago
Tanguy Bernard, GREThA, University of Bordeaux, and International Food Policy Research
Ouambi Yameogo, IITA

Contracting and Quality Upgrading: Evidence from an Experiment in Senegal
3:45 pm
Lucas Zavala, Princeton University

Unfair Trade? Market Power in Agricultural Value Chains
4:00 pm
Discussion
4:15 pm
Adjourn
Friday, May 21
10:45 am
Meilin Ma, Purdue University
Jayson L. Lusk, Purdue University

Concentration and Resiliency in the US Meat Supply Chains (slides)
11:30 am
Austin F. Ramsey, Virginia Tech
Barry Goodwin, North Carolina State University
Mildred Haley, US Department of Agriculture

Labor Dynamics and Supply Chain Disruption in Food Manufacturing
12:15 pm
Break
12:30 pm
Keynote Lecture: The Performance and Future of Agricultural Supply Chains
A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture
1:20 pm
Break
1:30 pm
Michael Delgado, Purdue University
Meilin Ma, Purdue University
H. Holly Wang, Purdue University

Risk, Arbitrage, and Spatial Price Relationships: Insights from China’s Hog Market under the African Swine Fever (slides)
2:15 pm
Obie Porteous, Middlebury College

Reverse Dutch Disease with Trade Costs: Prospects for Agriculture in Africa's Oil-Rich Economies
3:00 pm
Break
Shorter Presentations Session
3:15 pm
Sandro Steinbach, University of Connecticut

Exchange Rate Volatility and Global Food Supply Chains (slides)
3:30 pm
Liang Lu, University of Idaho
Jason Winfree, University of Idaho

Demand Shocks and Supply Chain Flexibility
3:45 pm
Charles A Taylor, UC Berkeley
Geoffrey Heal, Columbia University and NBER

Algal Blooms and the Social Cost of Fertilizer
4:00 pm
Discussion
4:15 pm
Adjourn