Call for Papers: Economics of Local Food Markets

Posted by on February 01, 2010

Call for Papers

2010 NAREA Workshop on Economics of Local Food Markets
June 15-16, 2010
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Abstract Deadline: February 3, 2010

The 2010 Workshop on the Economics of Local Food Markets will be held at the Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 15-16, immediately following the annual meeting of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA). Local Food Markets is a high-visibility issue area distinguished by a number of economic and marketing questions that demand research-based answers. The goal of the workshop is to highlight current research and bring together researchers, extension educators, private sector participants, and policy makers to exchange ideas and develop a common set of priority research and education needs for local food systems. The synthesis of ideas that result from this workshop will be disseminated in a variety of relevant outlets to encourage collaboration on local foods research and extension. The format will include two thematic sessions emphasizing rural and urban local food issues. Each session will begin with a presentation by an invited speaker selected for expertise in practical or theoretical aspects of local food markets.

A special issue of the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (ARER) will be published from workshop papers accepted after an expedited version of the journal’s normal peer-review process.

An honorarium of $500 to $1000 (depending on funding) will be provided for selected papers upon submission to ARER. Authors wishing to have a paper considered for the NAREA workshop should submit an extended abstract to the NAREA website: The file should contain the following information:

Cover page with:

•         title of paper;
•         name, address and e-mail address of paper presenter;
•         name and institutional affiliation of paper presenter and co-author(s);
•         up to six key words; and
•         JEL codes;

Separate pages with:

•         title of paper; and
•         an extended abstract of the paper (three to five pages)

Abstracts submitted without all the required information will not be considered. Electronic acknowledgments of submissions will be sent to all submitters. The deadline to submit is Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Workshop’s selected paper committee. Authors will be notified of the status of their abstract by March 31, 2010. Full papers must be received from notified authors by May 1, 2010 to be included in the Workshop’s program. ARER must receive papers by July 15, 2010 to be considered for expedited review and to receive the honorarium. Manuscripts accepted for publication can request a waiver of the journal’s normal page charges. Further information concerning the workshop will be provided in upcoming issues of the NAREA Newsletter and the AAEA Exchange. Major support for the workshop comes for the USDA Economic Research Service.

For more information contact the NAREA Workshop co-chairs:

•         Dr. Luanne Lohr,, (202) 694-5246
•         Dr. Lori Lynch,, (301) 405-1264
•         Dr. Cheryl Brown,, (304) 293-5461

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