ARE Fall 2016 Seminar Series

The Department hosts about twenty-five seminars per year, with speakers from the Department, the University, and other academic institutions. Past topics have included food marketing, industrial organization, and environmental economics. All seminars are open to the public.

Time & Place: All lectures will take place from 11:15 am - 12:30 p.m. on Fridays in ATL Room 109 on Storrs campus, unless otherwise noted.

We are still adding additional lectures. Please check back frequently for the most up-to-date schedule!

Questions or comments? Contact Tatiana Andreyeva at or (860) 380-1014

September 2, 2016

Speaker: Rebecca Boehm, Tufts University

Lecture Title: The Carbon Footprint, Nutritional Quality, and Cost of U.S. Household Diets: New Evidence from the National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey

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September 9, 2016

Speaker: Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lecture Title: Addressing Food Insecurity in the United States: What We Know and What We Need to Know

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September 16, 2016

Speaker: Xuan Wei, University of Florida

Lecture Title: Imperfect Substitution between Immigrant and Native Farm Workers in the United States

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Friday, 9/23/16

Speaker: Jane Gu, University of Connecticut

Lecture Title: Consumer Social Sharing and Firm Competition


October 7, 2016

Speaker: Carolyn Dimitri, New York University - CANCELLED

Lecture Title: Organic Yields: Implications for the Environmental Benefits of Organic Farming Systems


October 14, 2016

Speaker: Kent Messer, University of Delaware

Lecture Title: Behavioural Nudges in Competitive Environments: a Field Experiment and Replication Examining Defaults and Social Comparisons in a Conservation Contract Auction

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October 21, 2016

Speaker: Richard Dunn, Boris Bravo-Ureta and Stephen Swallow, University of Connecticut

Lecture Title: How to Win a NIFA Research Grant Award? Tips from the Winners

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October 28, 2016

Speaker: Wei Zhang, Connecticut College - CANCELLED

Lecture Title: The Effects of Air Pollution on Education and Human Capital: Evidence from Prefecture-Level Cities in China


November 4, 2016

Speaker: John Bovay, University of Connecticut

Lecture Title: Economic Effects of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act


November 18, 2016

Speaker: Pengfei Liu, University of Connecticut

Lecture Title: The Unintended Effect of Rebates: A Field Experiment on Energy Saving


December 2, 2016

Speaker: Adam Osman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lecture Title: Selection into Job Training Programs

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Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4021

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