2021 IATRC Annu­al Meet­ing Schedule

(All times list­ed below are in PACIF­IC Stan­dard Time.)

Sun­day, Decem­ber 12th:

6:30 — 7:00 am Pacif­ic

Break­fast and Main Hall Opens

7:007:15 am

Wel­come & Introduction

IATRC Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Chair: Titus Awokuse (Michi­gan State University)

7:15  — 8:30 am


7:15  — 8:30 am

Ses­sion 1

Effects of COVID on Agri­cul­tur­al Trade

Mod­er­a­tor: John Begh­in (Uni­ver­si­ty of Nebraska)

1Impacts of the COVID-19 Pan­dem­ic on U.S. Bilat­er­al Trade in Agri­cul­tur­al Prod­ucts 
John Bovay, Char­lotte Emlinger and Shamar Stew­art (Vir­ginia Tech)

2) Revis­it­ing the Effects of the COVID-19 Pan­dem­ic on Canada’s Agri­cul­tur­al Trade: The Sur­pris­ing Case of an Agri­cul­tur­al Export Boom 

Richard Barichel­lo (Uni­ver­si­ty of British Columbia)

3) COVID-19 Impacts: Don’t For­get Trade 

Andrew Schmitz (Uni­ver­si­ty of Florida)

7:15  — 8:30 am

Ses­sion 2

Glob­al Val­ue Chains in Agriculture

Mod­er­a­tor: Bernard Can­tin (Agri­cul­ture and Agri-Food Canada)

1) The Posi­tion­ing of French Agri­food Firms in Glob­al Val­ue Chains
Kos­si Mes­sanh Agbekpo­nou, Cecile Le Roy, Angela Chep­tea, and Karine Latouche (INRAE, SMART-LERE­CO, France)

2) Glob­al Agri­cul­tur­al Val­ue Chains and Struc­tur­al Trans­for­ma­tion
Sunghun Lim (Texas Tech University)

8:30 – 8:45 am


8:45- 10:15 am


Trade and Envi­ron­men­tal Poli­cies: Syn­er­gies and Rivalries

Orga­niz­er: Fabio San­ter­amo (Uni­ver­si­ty of Foggia)

Dis­cus­sant: Munisamy Gopinath (Uni­ver­si­ty of Georgia)

The Eco­nom­ic Geog­ra­phy of Glob­al Warming 

Este­ban Rossi-Hans­berg (Uni­ver­si­ty of Chicago)

10:15 - 10:30 am


10:30 am — 12:00 pm


Con­tri­bu­tions of Tim­o­thy Josling to Agri­cul­tur­al Trade Analy­sis and Policymaking

Mod­er­a­tor: David Orden (Vir­ginia Tech)

1) The Pub­li­ca­tions of Tim­o­thy Josling: An Ana­lyt­i­cal Overview 

David Bland­ford (Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus, Penn­syl­va­nia State University)

2Josling’s Con­tri­bu­tions of Endur­ing Quality 

Ste­fan Tanger­mann (Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus, Uni­ver­si­ty of Göttingen)

3Ana­lyt­ic and Insti­tu­tion­al Con­tri­bu­tions Through the IATRC 

 Mod­er­at­ed dis­cus­sion of mem­bers’ per­cep­tions and reflections

Mon­day, Decem­ber 13th:

6:30 — 7:00 am Pacif­ic

Break­fast and Main Hall opens 

7:008:30 am


7:00 — 8:30 am

Ses­sion 3

New Esti­mates of Agri­cul­tur­al Trade Elas­tic­i­ties: Evi­dence from USDA’s Elas­tic­i­ty Project

Orga­niz­ers: Jason Grant (Vir­ginia Tech), Keith­ly Jones (USDA, FAS) and Shawn Ari­ta and Sharon Sydow(USDA Office of the Chief Econ­o­mist)
Mod­er­a­tor: Keith­ly Jones (USDA, FAS)

1) New Esti­mates of Inter­na­tion­al Agri­cul­tur­al Trade Elas­tic­i­ties: Evi­dence from the 201819 Trade Dis­pute 

Jason Grant, Char­lotte Emlinger, Xin Ning (Vir­ginia Tech), Shawn Ari­ta and Sharon Sydow (USDA, OCE)

2) Devel­op­ments in Demand Sys­tem Approach­es to Esti­mat­ing Bilat­er­al Trade Elasticities

Andrew Muham­mad (Uni­ver­si­ty of Ten­nessee) and Jim Seale (Uni­ver­si­ty of Florida)

3) New Mar­kets as New Prod­ucts: Adap­ta­tion of the Bass Dif­fu­sion Mod­el and Sys­tem Dynam­ics Mod­el­ing for Fore­cast­ing Agri-Food Exports 

Vin­cent Amanor-Boadu (Kansas State University)

4) Esti­mat­ing Macro and Micro Arm­ing­ton Elas­tic­i­ties among Agri­cul­tur­al Products

Jinyang Yang, George Davis, and Jason Grant (Vir­ginia Tech)

5Updat­ing Agri­cul­tur­al Trade Elas­tic­i­ties for Use in a CGE Frame­work 

Alla Gol­ub, Angel Aguiar, Maksym Che­p­eliev, Thomas Her­tel, and Dominique van der Mens­brug­ghe (Pur­due University)

7:00 — 8:30 am

Ses­sion 4

Aspects of Agri­cul­tur­al Mar­ket­ing and Competitiveness

Mod­er­a­tor: Titus O. Awokuse (Michi­gan State University)

1) New Plant Engi­neer­ing Tech­niques, R&D Invest­ment, and Inter­na­tion­al Trade

Stéphan Marette (Uni­ver­sité Paris-Saclay), Anne-Célia Dis­di­er (Paris School of Eco­nom­ics), Anas­ta­sia Bod­nar (USDA, OCE), and John Begh­in (Uni­ver­si­ty of Nebraska)

2) Com­pet­i­tive Per­for­mance of Cana­di­an Agri-Food Exports to Chi­na and India in the New Mil­len­ni­um: A Com­par­a­tive Analysis

Rakhal Sark­er (Uni­ver­si­ty of Guelph)

3) Income Sim­i­lar­i­ty and For­eign Direct Invest­ment in the Food and Bev­er­age Industry

Don­gin Kim and San­dro Stein­bach (Uni­ver­si­ty of Connecticut)

8:30 — 8:45 am


8:45 — 10:15 am


Trade and Envi­ron­men­tal Poli­cies: Syn­er­gies and Rival­ries
Orga­niz­er and Dis­cus­sant: Fabio San­ter­amo (Uni­ver­si­ty of Foggia)

Insti­tu­tions, Com­par­a­tive Advan­tage, and the Environment

Joseph Shapiro (Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berkeley)

10:15 — 10:30 am


10:30 am — 12:00 pm


10:30 am — 12:00 pm

Ses­sion 5

Effects of WTO Rules on Agriculture

Mod­er­a­tor: Lars Brink (Inde­pen­dent Advisor)

1) WTO Agri­cul­ture & Fish­eries Nego­ti­a­tions: The Clash over SDT for Emerg­ing Economies 

Kris­ten Hopewell (Uni­ver­si­ty of British Columbia)

2) Shad­ow Nego­tia­tors: How the U.N. Shapes Agri­cul­tur­al Trade Rules at the WTO

Matias Mar­gulis (Uni­ver­si­ty of British Columbia)

3) An Ensem­ble of Poten­tial Changes in the WTO Rules on Domes­tic Sup­port in Agri­cul­ture: Com­par­ing Sup­port Space and Mea­sured Support

Lars Brink (Inde­pen­dent Advisor) 

10:30 am — 12:00 pm

Ses­sion 6

China’s Agri­cul­tur­al Trade Beyond the Phase One Trade Deal
Orga­niz­ers: Shawn Ari­ta, Sharon Sydow (USDA, Office of Chief Econ­o­mist), and Jason Grant (Vir­ginia Tech)

Mod­er­a­tor: Lee Ann Jack­son (OECD, Paris)
Dis­cus­sant: Sharon Sydow (USDA, Office of Chief Econ­o­mist)

1Improv­ing China’s Mar­ket Access for Agri­cul­tur­al Prod­ucts (Beef, Corn, Pork, Wheat)

Jayson Beck­man, Fred Gale, Stephen Mor­gan, Ethan Sabala, Danielle Ufer, Adri­ana Val­cu-Lis­man, Wendy Zeng and Shawn Ari­ta (USDA)

2How Thick is the U.S.-China Bor­der Effect? Coun­ter­fac­tu­al Esti­mates of U.S.-China Trade Using Struc­tur­al Gravity 

Jason Grant, Char­lotte Emlinger (Vir­ginia Tech), Shawn Ari­ta and Sharon Sydow (USDA, OCE)

3Impacts of an Increas­ing Feed Deficit in Chi­na in the Face of Glob­al Sup­ply Constraints

Mar­cel Adenäuer (OECD, Paris)

Tues­day, Decem­ber 13th:

6:30 — 7:00 am Pacif­ic

Break­fast and Main Hall opens 

7:008:30 am


7:00 — 8:30 am

Ses­sion 7

Impacts of SPS Issues and Agri­cul­tur­al Trade

Mod­er­a­tor: Matias E. Mar­gulis (Uni­ver­si­ty of British Columbia)

1) When Qual­i­ty Man­age­ment Helps Agri-Foods Firms to Export

Char­lotte Emlinger (Vir­ginia Tech) and Karine Latouche (LERE­CO INRAE Nantes)

2) Eco­nom­ic Assess­ment of Foot-and-Mouth Dis­ease Out­breaks in Brazil

Taís Cristi­na de Menezes (Uni­ver­si­ty of São Paulo), Aman­da Coun­try­man (Col­orado State Uni­ver­si­ty), Joaquim Ben­to de Souza Fer­reira Fil­ho, and Fer­nan­do Fer­reira (Uni­ver­si­ty of São Paulo)

3) Ani­mal Dis­eases’ Het­ero­ge­neous Impact on Agri­cul­tur­al and Food Trade

Kon­stan­ti­nos G. Syren­ge­las, Char­lotte Emlinger, and Jason H. Grant (Vir­ginia Tech)

7:00 — 8:30 am

Ses­sion 8

IATRC Com­mis­sioned Papers — Results and Findings

Mod­er­a­tor: Andrew Muham­mad (Uni­ver­si­ty of Tennessee)

1Volatil­i­ty and Recov­ery Dynam­ics in Agri­cul­tur­al Trade

Savin Khad­ka, Munisamy Gopinath (Uni­ver­si­ty of Geor­gia) and Feras Batarseh (Vir­ginia Tech)

2) Achiev­ing Cli­mate Change and Envi­ron­men­tal Goals with­out Pro­tec­tion­ist Mea­sures: Mis­sion (Im)possible?

Fabio San­ter­amo (Uni­ver­si­ty of Fog­gia and Euro­pean Uni­ver­si­ty Insti­tute), Emanuele Fer­rari (Joint Research Cen­tre, EU Com­mis­sion), Andrea Toreti (EU Commission)

3) Agri­cul­tur­al Domes­tic Sup­port under the WTO: Expe­ri­ence and Prospects

Lars Brink (Inde­pen­dent Advi­sor) and David Orden (Vir­ginia Tech) (book man­u­script in prepa­ra­tion based on Com­mis­sioned Paper 23, April 2020)

8:30 — 8:45 am


8:45 — 10:15 am


Trade and Envi­ron­men­tal Poli­cies: Syn­er­gies and Rivalries

Orga­niz­er: Fabio San­ter­amo (Uni­ver­si­ty of Foggia)

Dis­cus­sant: Ian Shel­don (Ohio State University)

Trade and Cli­mate Change Poli­cies: Mul­ti­lat­er­al Rules and Pluri­lat­er­al Cooperation

Bernard Hoek­man (Euro­pean Uni­ver­si­ty Institute)

10:15 — 10:30 am


10:30 am- 12:00 pm


10:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ses­sion 9

Envi­ron­men­tal Poli­cies and Trade
Mod­er­a­tor: Fabio San­ter­amo (Uni­ver­si­ty of Foggia)

1) On the Trade Effects of Envi­ron­men­tal­ly Relat­ed Tech­ni­cal Measures

Fabio San­ter­amo (Uni­ver­si­ty of Fog­gia and Euro­pean Uni­ver­si­ty Insti­tute, Italy), Emil­ia lam­onaca (Uni­ver­si­ty of Fog­gia, Italy) and Char­lotte Emlinger (Vir­ginia Tech)

2) The Impact of Chi­na’s Envi­ron­men­tal and Trade Poli­cies on Glob­al Waste Markets

San­dro Stein­bach and Xit­ing Zhuang (Uni­ver­si­ty of Connecticut)

3) Bor­der Car­bon Adjust­ments: Should Pro­duc­tion or Con­sump­tion be Taxed?

Will Mar­tin (Inter­na­tion­al Food Pol­i­cy Research Insti­tute)

4Achiev­ing Cli­mate Change and Envi­ron­ment Goals with­out Pro­tec­tion­ist Mea­sures: Mis­sion (im)possible?

Fabio San­ter­amo (Uni­ver­si­ty of Foggia)

10:30 am- 12:00 pm

Ses­sion 10

Role of Trans­porta­tion in Agriculture

Mod­er­a­tor: Lynn Kennedy (Louisiana State University)

1) Roads, Trade, and Devel­op­ment: Evi­dence from the Agri­cul­tur­al Boom in Brazil

Xi He, Guil­herme DePaula and Wen­dong Zhang (Iowa State University)

2) Agri­cul­tur­al Trade and Prod­uct Qual­i­ty: Evi­dence from Modes of Transport

Dela-Dem Doe Fiankor (Agro­scope, Switzer­land), Bern­hard Dal­heimer (Uni­ver­si­ty of Göt­tin­gen), Daniele Curzi (Uni­ver­si­ty of Milan) and Bernard Brüm­mer (Uni­ver­si­ty of Göttingen)

3) Mar­itime Trans­porta­tion Costs in the Grains and Oilseeds Sector

Annelies Deuss (OECD, Paris)

12:00 pm Pacific


Main Hall closes