AFRE Brown-Bag Seminars

AFRE Brownbag Seminars:  Fall Semester - 2017

All Brown Bag Seminars are held Tuesday, from 11:50 am.-1:00 pm., unless noted, in Rm. 75 Morrill Hall of Agriculture.

  • Sep. 12. “The Effects of Reference Price and External Price Information on Choice Behavior: Evidence from Two Food Choice Studies.” Dr. Vincenzina Caputo, AFRE.
  • Sep. 19. “The Art of Writing an Academic Paper and Conducting Research.”  Dr. Thomas Reardon, AFRE.
  • Sep. 26. “Overview of College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Services.” Jill Cords, CANR, MSU.
  • Oct. 3. “A Bag of Tips: Preparing for an Academic Interview.” Dr. Melissa McKendree, AFRE.
  • Oct. 10. “Effect of Processing Steps on Microbial Population and Mycotoxin Profile of Ogiri.”  Ademola Oluwatoyin, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria.
  • Oct. 17. “The Effectiveness of Temporary Driving Restrictions: Evidence from Air Pollution, Traffic Flows, and Mass-Transit Systems in Santiago.” Nathaly Rivera, AFRE.
  • Oct. 24. “Market Scenarios of Traditional and Novel Food Products.”  Giovanni Sogari, University of Parma.
  • Oct. 31. “Overview of MSU GIS Services.” Amanda Tickner, GIS Librarian, MSU.
  • Nov. 7. “Electricity Storage, Emissions  Taxes, and the Value of Renewable Energy.” Miguel Castro, AFRE.
  • Nov. 14. CANCELLED - “Elicitation of Italian Consumers’ Preferences for Large Wild Game Meat.” Maria Elena Marescotti, University of Milan, Italy.
  • Nov. 21. “Impact of Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Scheme as a Risk Management Strategy Among Farmers in Koji State, Nigeria.” Ufedo Monday Shaibu, Kogi State University, Nigeria.
  • Nov. 28. “Crafting a Cider Comeback: First Steps to Identifying Hard Cider Drinkers.” Professor Trey Malone, AFRE.

AFRE Brownbag Seminars:  Spring Semester - 2017

All Brown Bag Seminars are held Tuesday, from 11:50 am.-1:00 pm., unless noted, in Rm. 75 Morrill Hall of Agriculture.

  • Jan. 11.  “Overview of High Performance Computing at MSU.  Patrick S. Bills, ICER HPCC.
  • Jan. 17.  “Results from an Entrepreneurial Support Program Pilot in the Kenyan Poultry and Fish Sectors”. Dr. H. Christopher Peterson, AFRE.
  • Jan. 24.  “Publishing and Co-authorship in Applied Economics”. AFRE Faculty Panel.
  • Feb. 7.  “Digestive Cancer Mortality and Water Pollution in China: The Role of Environmental Performance Reviews of Government Officials”.  Dr. Jinhua Zhao, Economics/AFRE.
  • Feb. 21. “Farmland Concentration and Rural Labor Productivity: Evidence from Tanzania”. Dr. Thomas Jayne, AFRE.
  • Feb. 28.  “Understanding Water Insecurity and Health: Quantity, Reliability, and Perceptions in Rural Uganda.”  Dr. Amber Pearson, Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, MSU.
  • Mar. 7.  Spring Break.
  • Mar. 14.  Double Up Food Bucks: Program Effects on Consumers’ Fruit and Vegetable Purchases.”  Marie Steele, AFRE.
  • Mar. 21. “Electricity Storage, Emissions Taxes, and the Dynamic Value of Variable Renewable Energy”. Miguel Castro, AFRE.
  • Mar. 28.  “Nigerian Poultry Industry: Conventional Wisdom, Recent Evidences, Emerging Issues and Future Research Needs.” Wale Ogunleye, AFRE.
  • Apr. 4.  “Gender Dynamics in Agglomeration Economies: A Case Study of Parboilers in Rice Processing Clusters in Kano State, Nigeria.” Aisha Ibrahim, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.
  • April 11. “Do Stakeholder Comments Increase Agri-Environmental Compliance: Evidence from a Public Goods Experiment.” Stephen Morgan, AFRE
  • April 18.  TBA.  Dr. David Ortega, AFRE.

AFRE Brownbag Seminars:  Fall Semester – 2016

All Brown Bag Seminars are held Tuesday, from 11:50 am.-1:00 pm., unless noted, in Rm. 75 Morrill Hall of Agriculture.

  • Sept. 20.  “Preparing to Go on the PhD and MA Job Market”.  AFRE Faculty Panel
  • Oct. 4.   “The Impact of Latino-owned Business Employment Share on Local Economic Performance”.  Dr. Scott Loveridge, AFRE
  • Oct. 11.   ”Intra-rural Migration and Pathways to Greater Well-being: Evidence from Tanzania”.  Dr. Ayala Wineman and Dr. Thomas Jayne, AFRE
  • Oct. 18.   “Agricultural Policy Challenges in Myanmar”.  Dr. Duncan Boughton, AFRE
  • Oct. 25.   “Is Small Still Beautiful? The Farm Size-Productivity Relationship Revisited in Kenya”. Dr. Milu Muyanga and Dr. Thomas Jayne,  AFRE
  • Nov. 1.   “Limitations of Auctions for Cost-effective Payment of Farmers to Abate Phosphorus Runoff”.  Dr. Scott Swinton, AFRE
  • Nov. 8.   “Interpreting and Applying Input-Output Models for Estimating Economic Impacts”.  Dr. Steven Miller, AFRE
  • Nov. 15.  “How Do Nuclear and Extended-Family Households Differ in Labor Allocation Decisions Due in Agricultural Technology Adoption? Evidence from Burkina Faso”. Aissatou Ouedraogo, AFRE.
  • Nov. 22.   “Farmer Willingness to Pay for Quality Seeds: Recent Evidences from Field Experiments”.  Dr. Mywish Maredia and Dr. Robert Shupp, AFRE.
  • Nov. 29.   “Climate Variables and Agricultural Yield in Nigeria: A Gendered Perspective.” Charity Ekerebi, Visiting Scholar, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • Dec. 6.   ”Are Farm Sizes Inversely Related to Productivity? New Evidence from Ghana”.  Godwin Debrah, AFRE.

AFRE Weekly Brown Bag Seminars: Spring Semester - 2016

All Brown Bag Seminars are held Tuesday, from 11:50 am.-1:00 pm., unless noted, in Rm. 75 Morrill Hall of Agriculture.

  • Jan. 26.  Blogging for (Applied) Economists: Popularizing and Disseminating Modern Academic Research. Jeff Bloem, MS Student, AFRE
  • Jan. 27.  What Was Useful (and What I Wish I Learned) From My Graduate Studies at MSU-AFRE.  Fenton Sands, USAID, AFRE Alum
  • Feb. 9.  The Public Benefits of Private Technology Adoption: Local Spatial Externalities of Water-Conserving Technology Adoption in Uttar Pradesh India.  Anil Bhargava, University of Michigan
  • Feb. 16. Conveying Your Message in Academic Presentations. Dr. Scott Swinton, Director of Graduate Studies, AFRE
  • Feb. 23. Consumer Preferences for Retail Channel and Beef Steak Attributes: Experimental Evidence from Argentinean Consumers. Florencia Colella, MS Student, AFRE
  • Mar. 1.   Ag Value Chains in the United States and Africa. Dr. John Staatz and Dr. Don Ricks, Professors, AFRE
  • Mar. 15.  Resolving Economic Anomalies by Accounting for Relational Goods in Mixed Exchanges. Dr. Lindon Robison, AFRE
  • Mar. 22.  Risk Behavior as Determinant of Technology Adoption: Evidence from India. Mukesh Ray, PhD Student, AFRE
  • Mar. 29.  Preparing to Go on the PhD and MA Job Market. AFRE Faculty Panel
  • Apr. 5.   Crop Competitiveness Due to Historical Weather Fluctuations and Future Climate Change. Gaurav Arora, PhD Student, Iowa State University
  • Apr. 12. Productive Resource Control and Intrahousehold Labor Allocation.  Aissatou Ouedraogo, PhD Student, AFRE
  • Apr. 26. Impact of Using Inorganic and Organic Fertilizer in Burkina Faso. Hamza Haider, PhD Student, AFRE

AFRE Weekly Brown Bag Seminars: Spring Semester - 2015

  • January 13.   Hetergeneous Effects of Health Insurance Coverage on Medical Service Utilization and Health in Rural China. Yiqiu Wang, AFRE
  • January 20.   Qualitative Methods 101 - What you always wanted to know about qualitative research, but were afraid to ask. Dr. Kimberly Chung, Dept. of Community Sustainability, MSU
  • January 26.   Blogging for (Applied) Economists: Popularizing and Disseminating Modern Academic Research. Jeffrey Bloem, MS Student, AFRE
  • January 27.   How Does Temperature Influence Public Attitudes and Welfare: A Case Study of Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation Policy in Michigan. Gi-Eu Lee, AFRE
  • February 3.   Qualitative-Quantitative Methods in Development Economics: A Migration Story from Tanzania.  Ayala Wineman, PhD Student, AFRE
  • February 9.   The Public Benefits of Private Technology Adoption: Local Spatial Externalities of Water-Convering Technology Adoption in Uttar Pradesh Inida.  Anil Bhargava, University of Michigan
  • February 10.  A Structural Model of Hiring, Promotion, and Job Exit with Application to Gender and Academic Hiring. Peter Slade, Guelph University, Canada
  • February 10. Farmers as Policymakers: Measuring Regulatory Participation and Compliance. Stephen Morgan, MS Student, AFRE
  • February 16.  Conveying Your Message in Academic Presentations.  Dr. Scott Swinton, Director of Graduate Studies, AFRE
  • February 17.  Planning for the Advisory Committee and Course Program.  Dr.Scott Swinton, Director of Graduate Studies, AFRE
  • February 23.  Consumer Preferences for Retail Channel and Beef Steak Attributes: Experimental Evidence from Argentinean Consumers. Florencia Colella, MS Student, AFRE
  • February 24.  A Framework for Analyzing Coordination in African Agricutural Value Chains.  Ryan Vroegindewey, MS/PhD Student, AFRE
  • February 24   Too Weed or Fertalize? How Malawian Housholds Allocate Weeding Labor and its Impact on Fertalizer Profitability. Sarah Kopper, PhD Student, AFRE
  • March 1.       Ag Value Chains in the US and Africa. Dr. John Staatz and Dr. Don Ricks, Professors, AFRE
  • March 3.      Navigating the Co-authorship Process and Other Questions on Professional Collaboration.  AFRE Faculty Panel
  • March 10.    SPRING BREAK.
  • March 15.     Resolving Economic Anomalies by Accounting for Relational Goods in Mixed Exchanges. Dr. Lindon Robison, Professor, AFRE
  • March 17.    NO SEMINAR.
  • March 22.     Risk Behavior as Determinant of Technology Adoption: Evidence from India.  Mukesh Ray, PhD Student, AFRE. Room 410
  • March 23.    Agriculture Transformation and Youth Employment: THe Nexus with an Applicaton to NigeriaGeorge Mavrotas, IFPRI-NIgeria
  • March 24.    Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System: Overview from the New National Academies of Science Report.  Dr. Scott Swinton, Director of Graduate Studies, AFRE
  • March 29     Preparing to go on the PhD and MA Job Market (AFRE Faculty Panel)
  • March 31.   NO SEMINAR.
  • April 5        Crop Competitveness Due to Historical Weather Fluctuations and Future Climate Change.  Gaurav Arora, PhD Student, Iowa State University
  • April 6.       Africa’s Evolving Employment Structure: Trends and Implications for Economic Transformation.  Kwame Yeboah, AFRE
  • April 7.       Preparing to Go on the PhD and MA Job Market (AFRE Faculty Panel)
  • April 12      Productive Resource Control and Intrahousehold Labor Allocation.  Aissatou Ouedraogo, PhD Student, AFRE
  • April 14.     A Tentitive Understanding of the Differentials in Incomes Between Farm and Non-Farm Households Among Selected OECD Member Countries.  Dr. Bruno Henry de Frahan, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • April 20.     Do Smaller States lead to More Development: Evidence from Splitting for Large State in India. Mukesh Ray, PhD Student, AFRE
  • April 26      Impact of Using Inorganic and Organic Fertilizer in Burkina Faso. Hamza Haider, PhD Student, AFRE
  • April 28.     Value-Added from Space?  Susan Olivia, Monash University, Australia