Saleem Shaik, assistant professor of agribusiness and applied economics, gave an invited presentation at the 13th annual Advances in Econometrics Conference, Feb. 9-10, in Baton Rouge, La. The presentation, titled “Asymmetric Information with Optional Units in Crop Insurance,” will lead to a book chapter in “Advances in Econometrics: Structural Microeconometrics, Volume 32.”
The conference gathers national and internationally recognized statisticians and econometricians. Shaik’s paper presentation was the second time in five years he has been invited to the conference.
“Advances in Econometrics” is a series of research annuals first published in 1982 by JAI Press. The founding co-editors of the series were Robert L. Basmann of Texas A&M University and George F. Rhodes Jr. of Colorado State University. More information is available at http://faculty.smu.edu/tfomby/aie.htm.
Shaik also presented a paper at the 45th annual meeting of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meeting in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 2-6. The title of the paper was “Climate Risk Adjusted Efficiency Measures of World and Regional Agricultural Sector.”
As chair of the selected paper sessions, Shaik presented the report to the executive council outlining the pros and cons of the selected paper process for the current year. Shaik compiled a 50-word abstract for all the 2013 selected papers into a publishable report to be posted on the association’s website and he moderated two sessions.
More information on the Southern Agricultural Economics Association is available at www.saea.org.
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