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[ November 29, 2012 ]Ames, IA
Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy Seminar
Conducting Economic Research to Impact Policy Decisions
November 29, 2012
The Iowa NSF EPSCoR Energy Policy platform is holding a series of energy policy seminars in 2012-2013.
The sessions are free and do not require registration.November 29, 2012 Conducting Economic Research to Impact Policy Decisions 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
0013 Curtiss Hall Iowa State University Ames, IA
Economists are equipped with a unique toolbox of skills which can be very valuable in both informing and shaping policy decisions. For example, we can contribute to policy design from both behavioral and budgetary perspectives by analyzing the expected outcomes and costs associated with a specific policy design. Funding for policy research is available from a wide range of organizations. For agricultural economists, this would include commodity and trade groups as well as government agencies. In most cases, researchers should be able to identify policy research projects which result in academic outcomes, impactful policy outcomes, and funding. This seminar will discuss these issues and provide examples of recent projects related to biofuel policy and commodity programs in the next Farm Bill.