The 64th Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference

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AARES 2020 will be the 64th Annual Conference of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. The Society has run a conference every year since the first conference in Sydney in November 1956.

Since then, the Society has grown enormously and evolved in various ways, and these changes are reflected in its annual conferences. In 1996 they added “and Resource” to the name to reflect the growing interest in natural resources and the environment among members. Then in 2018 they changed the name from “Australian” to “Australasian”, reflecting both the important role of the New Zealand branch in the Society, and also the strong and growing contributions of Asian agricultural and resource economists in the Society, and the links that Australian and New Zealand members have into Asia.

The conference has a tradition of innovating and experimenting with new approaches. Examples include the addition of mini-symposia during the conference, policy sessions, the three-minute thesis competition, the women-in-economics event, and a range of travel awards that support our younger members to travel to international conferences, and bring younger members of our international partners to this conference. All of these features will be present at the AARES 2020 conference.
Period10 Feb 202014 Feb 2020
Event typeConference
Conference number64
LocationPerth, Australia, Western AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational