On February 6 and 7, the Department of Economics organized a seminar on “Behavioural Perspectives in Agricultural Economics and Management”.
More than 60 researchers from across Europe attended the 168th seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) and presented their work. Over two days, researchers discussed recent advances in consumer research and studies on farmers’ behavior featuring a wide range of methods (e.g., agent-based models, behavioral experiments, surveys, literature reviews) and subject areas (e.g., demand for organic products, technology adoption, payments for ecosystem services). Thought-provoking keynote lectures from Lucia Reisch (Copenhagen Business School) and Miranda Meuwissen (Wageningen University) complemented the program.
Participants could also vote for the best presentations of the seminar which were shared among three researchers:
(1) Julia Höhler from the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen received an award for her talk "Unfair milk prices? Lessons from a split-sample choice experiment" (paper in in collaboration with Julia Schreiner)
(2) Robert Huber received an award for his talk "A generic agent-based modelling approach to inject diverse strategic behavior in farm level models" (paper in collaboration with Hang Xiong, Kevin Keller, Robert Finger)
(3) Jaap Sok from Wageningen University received an award for his talk "Farmers' motives, voluntary vaccination and disease spread: An agent-based model" (paper in collaboration with Egil A.J. Fischer)