Unpleasant lessons from the settlement of theWest: Implications for the WAEA and other professional associations

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Abstract

Parallels are drawn between shortcomings and events that occurred in our western heritage with current issues facing agricultural economists. Challenges are made in relation to conflict of interest policies, external funding, cultivating connections with experts outside our discipline and relevance of research priorities. Survey data on research priorities of upper administrators and faculty within colleges of agriculture are compared to those of Western Agricultural Economics Association members. Upper administrators from land grant colleges rank research focused in the area of competitiveness and profitability less than areas of water usage, food safety, renewable energy, global climate change, or sustainability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-447
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Volume36
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • Academic areas
  • Conflict of interest disclosure
  • External funds
  • Research priorities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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