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Do Government Economists Value AAEA Conferences

Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/44175
Abstract:
This article examines the importance and value of attending the annual summer conference of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) by U.S. Federal government economists. A choice-based conjoint analysis of government funding of five research-facilitating resources, including travel and nontravel resources, shows that respondents have a clear preference for their government agency funding the travel-related resources over the other resources. Furthermore, using the contingent valuation method, we find that these economists would have been willing to pay $195 to $620 to have attended their last AAEA conference, with the bounds on this range depending on modeling assumptions.
Author(s):
Cooper, Joseph , Hellerstein, Daniel
Subject(s):
Economic Research Service , economists , agricultural economics , professional development , attitudes and opinions , United States
Format:
p. 914-930.
Note:
Includes references
Source:
Review of agricultural economics 2009 Winter, v. 31, no. 4
Language:
English
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Inc
Year:
2009
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
File:
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Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.