NZARES Newsletter March 2010

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2009-10                                                                             Heading West Award
Executive Committee:            Dear members                                        The AARES Heading West Award went to Bentry
                                Welcome to the first newsletter of 2009/10!         Mkwara, a PhD student at Waikato University to enable
 President:                                                                         him to attend AARES conference 2010. His contributed
 Rod Forbes                     NZARES conference 2010                              paper was entitled: The impact of tobacco marketing and
                                                                                    pricing reforms on income inequality amongst growers in
 MAF Policy
                                Your committee met on 28 January to initiate the    Malawi: What lessons can be learnt from the Australian
 PO Box 2526                    planning for conference 2010, which will be held    experiences?
 WELLINGTON                     at Tahuna Conference Centre, Nelson on 26-
 Ph: (04) 894 0635              27 August 2010. Put it in your diary now.           AARES Undergraduate Prize                                                             The New Zealand Branch AARES Undergraduate Prize
                                Prof Phil Pardey, the US-based current President    was awarded to Sam Howard, Massey University, who is
                                of AARES, will be one of our invited speakers.      currently enrolled in a Master’s programme there.
 Secretary:                     Our thanks to AGMARDT for their support for
 Irene Parminter                travel costs for Phil.                              NZARES Website
 MAF Policy                                                                         A review of our website was undertaken by Katie
 PO Box 2526                                                                        Bicknell and Stuart Ford. This process has
 WELLINGTON                                                                         culminated in Myk Cameron of Waikato University
 Ph: (04) 894 0626                                                                  becoming our new web manager.
                                Phil is Professor of Science and Technology
                                Policy in the Department of Applied Economics,
                                University of Minnesota. His research has           Waikato University will become the new host site for
 Treasurer:                     focused on the finance and conduct of R&D           NZARES and Myk will improve the format and
 Philip Journeaux               globally, methods for assessing the economic        design. In particular, all available past (and future)
 MAF Policy                     impacts of research, and the economic and policy    conference papers are stored in standard format
 Private Bag 3123               (especially intellectual property) aspects of       with easy search and download capability. All
 HAMILTON                       genetic resources and the biosciences.              papers will also be put on AgEcon search.
 Ph: (07) 957 8313                                                             Prof Allan Rae, Massey University, who was
                                made an Honorary Life Member at the 2009            Considerable cost savings are envisaged. Hosting
 President Elect:               AGM, has agreed to be the speaker for the Robin
                                Johnson Memorial Session.
                                                                                    costs will be $30 per year instead of the current
 Dan Marsh                                                                          $150 per year. The redevelopment cost of the
 Dept of Economics                                                                  website will be around $1,000.
                                In the next newsletter in May, we will have a
 University of Waikato          tentative programme compiled, a call for
 Private Bag 3105               contributed papers and a conference registration    Post-Graduate Awards
 HAMILTON                       form attached. The deadline for contributed paper   A process is underway to identify recipients for
 Ph: (07) 839 4950              titles and abstracts will be 1 July 2010.           three post-graduate awards at $1500 each.
 Immediate Past President:      AARES conference 2010                               We look forward to another good turnout at
 Stuart Ford                    I attended the AARES conference in Adelaide         NZARES Conference 2010.   and represented the New Zealand
                                Branch/NZARES at the council meetings. This
                                was the largest ever conference with over 400       Kind regards
 Committee:       attending and it attracted unprecedented media
                                coverage.                                           Rod Forbes