A conference on Trade and Agriculture took place on May 17–18 in Cambridge. Research Associate Dave Donaldson of MIT organized the meeting, which was sponsored by the Economic Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Giannini Foundation at the University of California. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
Jayson Beckman, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Carmen Estrades and Manuel Flores, Universidad de la República (Uruguay); and Angel H. Aguiar, Purdue University, "The Impacts of Export Taxes on Agricultural Trade"
Douglas Gollin, University of Oxford, and Casper W. Hansen and Asger Wingender, University of Copenhagen, "Two Blades of Grass: The Impact of the Green Revolution"
Christophe Gouel, INRA-AgroParisTech, and David Laborde, IFPRI, "The Crucial Role of International Trade in Adaptation to Climate Change"
Jonathan I. Dingel, University of Chicago and NBER; Solomon M. Hsiang, University of California, Berkeley and NBER; and Kyle C. Meng, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER, "The Spatial Structure of Productivity, Trade, and Inequality: Evidence from the Global Climate"
Osea Giuntella, University of Pittsburgh; Matthias Rieger, Erasmus University; and Lorenzo Rotunno, Aix-Marseille University, "Weight Gains from Trade in Foods: Evidence from Mexico"
Marshall Burke, Stanford University and NBER; Lauren F. Bergquist, Becker Friedman Institute; and Edward Miguel, University of California, Berkeley and NBER, "Sell Low and Buy High: Arbitrage and Local Price Effects in Kenyan Markets" (NBER Working Paper No. 24476)
Thibault Fally, University of California, Berkeley and NBER, and James E. Sayre, University of California, Berkeley, "Commodity Trade Matters"
Uris Baldos and Thomas Hertel, Purdue University, and Frances Moore, University of California, Davis, "The Biophysical and Economic Geographies of Global Climate Impacts on Agriculture"
Colin A. Carter, University of California, Davis, and Sandro Steinbach, ETH Zurich, "Trade Diversion and the Initiation Effect: A Case Study of U.S. Trade Remedies in Agriculture"
Kari Heerman, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Ian M. Sheldon, The Ohio State University, "Gravity and Comparative Advantage: Estimation of Trade Elasticities for the Agricultural Sector"
Shilpa Aggarwal, Indian School of Business; Brian J. Giera, Amazon Research; Dahyeon Jeong and Alan Spearot, University of California, Santa Cruz; and Jonathan Robinson, University of California, Santa Cruz and NBER, "Market Access, Trade Costs, and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Northern Tanzania"
Summaries of these papers are at www.nber.org/confer/2018/TAs18/summary.html