Conference Program

ICAE Brazil 2012
Plenary Sessions and Invited Panels

Version: 5 March 2012
 Plenary Sessions


Saturday, August 18


 Pre-conference workshops


Sunday, August 19

08:30 – 10:45


Opening Session

Chair: David Colman (University of Manchester)





Presidential Address: Food Insecurity, Income Inequality, and Changing Comparative Advantage in World Agriculture

Keijiro Otsuka, IAAE President  (World Bank and GRIPS)


Elmhirst Lecture: Options for African agriculture in an era of high food and energy prices

Peter Hazell (SOAS)



11:15 – 13:15

Contributed papers: Oral 1



14:15 – 16:00


Plenary 1: Finance, Stocks and Volatility in Bio-Commodity Markets

Chair: Prabhu Pingali (Gates Foundation)



Finance and Bio-commodity Markets

Scott Irwin (University of Illinois)


Interactions and Volatility of Bio-Commodity Markets: An Empirical Assessment

Teresa Serra (UPC Barcelona)


Food and Bio-Energy: Economics, Politics and Policy

Brian Wright (Berkeley University)

16:30 – 18:00

Contributed papers: Visual 1


Welcome and Opening Reception


Monday, August 20
8:30 – 10:15

Plenary 2: Poverty, Risk and Conflict in the Bio-economy

Chair: Shenggen Fan (IFPRI) Chair: Shenggen Fan (IFPRI)



Volatility, Risk and Household Poverty: Micro-evidence from Randomized Control Trials

Karen Macours (Paris School of Economics)


Food Security, Labor Market and Poverty of the Bio-Economy: General Equilibrium in Brazil

Joaquim Bento Da Souza (University of Sao Paolo)


Climate change, Natural Resources, and Conflict
Erwin Bulte (Wageningen University)

10:45 – 12:15

Contributed papers: Visual 2

13:15 – 15:15

Symposia 1

15:45 – 17:30

Invited Panel 1

17:30 – 19:00

Contributed papers: Oral 2


IAAE Council


Tuesday, August 21
08:30 – 12:30


Brazil session

13:30 – 18:00



Dinner after the tour

Wednesday, August 22
08:30 – 10:30

Contributed papers: Oral 3

11:00 – 13:00

Symposia 2

14:00 – 15:45

Plenary 3: Technology, Productivity and Investment in the Bio-economy

Chair: Ewa Rabinowicz (Swedish University of Agricultural Science)



Technology and the Future Bio-Economy

David Zilberman (Berkeley University)


Global Land Investments in the Bio-Economy

Klaus Deininger (World Bank)


R&D and Productivity

Julian Alston (UC Davis) and Phil Pardey (University of Minnesota)

16:15 – 17:45

Contributed papers: Visual 3

17:45 – 19:30

Invited Panel 2

Thursday, August 23
08:30 – 10:15


Plenary 4: Resource Constraints for the Bio-economy

Chair: Augustine Langyintuo (AGRA)


Reducing Human Capital Constraints in the Bio-Economy: Evidence from Experiments

Linxiu Zhang (Chinese Academy of Science) and Scott Rozelle (Stanford University)


Land Constraints for the Bio-Economy

Tom Hertel (Purdue University)


Water Constraints for the Bio-Economy

Mark Rosegrant (IFPRI)

10:45 – 12:45

Contributed papers: Oral 4

13:45 – 15:45

Symposia 3

16:15 – 18:00

Plenary 5 
Best contributed papers

IAAE Council


Schultz Award


Nils Westermark Award


Uma Lele Award for Best Gender Paper



Main Conference Dinner

Friday, August 24
08:30 – 10:00

Contributed papers: Oral 5

10:30 – 12:15







12:15 – 13:00


Plenary 6: Markets versus State :
A New Regulatory Approach for the Bio-Economy ?

Chair: Eugenia Serova (FAO)



Policies for the new Bio-Economy

Stefan Dercon (DFID and Oxford University)


Agricultural and Food Policy: the Past 50 Years & the Future

Kym Anderson (University of Adelaide, Australian National University and CEPR)


Trade Liberalization: Myths and Facts

Jean-Christophe Bureau (INRA)




Closing Session


       Chair: Keijiro Otsuka, outgoing IAAE President (World Bank and GRIPS)


Synthesis Remarks: Al Weersink, Coordinator of Contributed Papers (University of Guelph)


Synoptic Remarks by Incoming IAAE President: Jo Swinnen, 2009-2012 IAAE President-Elect (KULeuven)



14:00 – 18:00

Post-conference workshop



130ft private sailing yacht in Turkey


130ft private sailing yacht in Turkey


130ft private sailing yacht in Turkey