Former NBER Director Jeffrey M. Perloff of the University of California, Berkeley, organized a meeting on Agricultural Economics and Biofuels, which took place in Cambridge on March 4 and 5, 2010. These papers were discussed:
John Beghin, Iowa State University and INRA France; and Anne-Celia Disdier and Stephan Marette, INRA France and AgroParisTech, "The Economics and Potential Protectionism of Food Safety Standards and Inspections: An Application to the U.S. Shrimp Market"
Rachel E. Goodhue, University of California, Davis, and Carlo Russo, Universitá di Cassino, "Modeling Processor Market Power and the Incidence of Agricultural Policy: An Exploratory Approach to the Behavioral Model Selection Process"
Barry Goodwin, North Carolina State University; Ashok K. Mishra, Louisiana State University, and Francois Ortalo-Magne, University of Wisconsin, "The Buck Stops Where? The Distribution of Agricultural Subsidies"
Jeffrey T. LaFrance, Washington State University; Rulon Pope, Brigham Young University; and Jesse Tack, Mississippi State University, "Risk Response in Agriculture"
Bruce A. Babcock, Iowa State University, "The Politics and Economics of the U.S. Crop Insurance Program"
Ethan Ligon, University of California, Berkeley, "Demand for and Effects of Specialty Crop Insurance"
Michael J. Roberts, North Carolina State University, and Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia University and NBER, "The U.S. Biofuel Mandate and World Food Prices: An Econometric Analysis of the Demand and Supply of Calories"
Xiaoguang Chen, Haixiao Huang, Madhu Khanna, and Hayri Onal, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Meeting the Mandate for Biofuels: Implications for Land Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Social Welfare"
Thomas W. Hertel and Jayson Beckman, Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture, "Commodity Price Volatility in the Biofuel Era: An Examination of the Linkage between Energy and Agricultural Markets"
Steven Sexton and David Zilberman, University of California, Berkeley, "The Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology Adoption: Implications for Biofuel Sustainability"