Understanding Productivity Growth in Agriculture

Wolfram Schlenker, Organizer

May 11-12, 2017

Feldstein Conference Room, 2nd Floor


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, OECD
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 Scott, New York University
3:30 pm
Coffee Break
4:00 pm
Sun Ling Wang, Department of Agriculture-Economic Research Service
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 US 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, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
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, Arizona State University
Kevin Donovan, Yale University

Eliminating Uncertainty in Market Access: The Impact of New Bridges in Rural Nicaragua
Discussant: Kelsey Jack, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER
10:30 am
Coffee Break
11:00 am
Sebastian Sotelo, University of Michigan and NBER

Domestic Trade Frictions and Agriculture
Discussant: Thibault Fally, University of California, 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, Berkeley and NBER
3:00 pm