An NBER conference on Agricultural Markets and Trade Policy took place online April 30–May 1. Research Associate Dave Donaldson of MIT organized the meeting, which was sponsored by the Economic Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
Rocco Macchiavello, London School of Economics, and Pepita Miquel-Florensa, Toulouse School of Economics, "Buyer-Driven Upgrading in GVCs: The Sustainable Quality Program in Colombia"
Jisang Yu, Nelson B. Villoria, and Nathan P. Hendricks, Kansas State University, "The Incidence of Foreign Market Accessibility on Farmland Rental Rates"
Gopinath Munisamy, University of Georgia; Feras A. Batarseh, George Mason University; and Jayson Beckman, US Department of Agriculture, "Machine Learning in Gravity Models: An Application to Agricultural Trade"
Thomas Hertel and Uris Baldos, Purdue University, and Keith Fuglie, US Department of Agriculture, "Trade in Technology: A Potential Solution to the Food Security Challenges of the 21st Century"
Robert C. Feenstra, University of California, Davis and NBER, and Chang Hong, University of California, Davis, "China's Import Demand for Agricultural Products: The Impact of the Phase One Trade Agreement"
Kjersti Nes, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, and K. Aleks Schaefer, Michigan State University, "Retaliatory Use of Public Standards in Trade"
Christophe Gouel, INRAE, "The Impact of Global Warming on Agriculture: A Critique of the Ricardian Approach from a General Equilibrium Perspective"
Martin Fiszbein, Boston University and NBER, and Will Johnson, Dartmouth College, "Agricultural Productivity, International Trade, and Structural Change"
Colin A. Carter, University of California, Davis, and Sandro Steinbach, University of Connecticut, "The Impact of Retaliatory Tariffs on Agricultural and Food Trade"
Ishan B. Nath, University of Chicago, "The Food Problem and the Aggregate Productivity Consequences of Climate Change"
Heitor S. Pellegrina, New York University Abu Dhabi, and Sebastian Sotelo, University of Michigan, "Migration, Specialization and Trade: Evidence from the Brazilian March to the West"
David Laborde, Abdullah Mamun, Will Martin, Valeria Piñeiro, and Rob Vos, International Food Policy Research Institute, "Modeling the Impacts of Agricultural Support Policies on Emissions from Agriculture"
Farid Farrokhi, Purdue University, and Heitor S. Pellegrina, New York University Abu Dhabi, "Global Trade and Margins of Productivity in Agriculture"
Summaries of these papers are at www.nber.org/conferences/2020/AMs20/summary.html