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AEDE Economic Outlook and Policy Webinar Series | Dr. Jared Grant, January 24, 2024

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) is hosting our annual Spring Monthly Webinar Series. Our first webinar on January 24, 2024, presented by Dr. Jared Grant -- An Influencer’s Impact: How Trust May Shape Food Demand.

What are the key international issues with grain marketing in 2024? Do renewable energy needs ask too much of rural Americans? Uncertainty and rising prices have become fixtures in our financial and economic decision-making of late. This uncertainty and unrest have far-reaching impacts on not just our wallets but also on the very environment we live in. Join our expert economists for a new webinar series as we explore what's going on in key commodity and labor markets. This series features a different AEDE economist breaking down an interesting topic every month throughout spring.

January 24th "An Influencer’s Impact: How Trust May Shape Food Demand"

Presented by Dr. Jared Grant

Register here

Abstract: Consumers can be very particular about their grocery shopping habits, instinctively driven by their trust in certain retailers, food brands, or the store’s location. For stakeholders and policymakers, this talk will highlight examples of how trust can factor into food demand, such as the impact an influencer or celebrity endorsement can have on a food product or food initiative.

The Spring 2024 series schedule is below. Please register for each event you would like to attend separately by clicking the appropriate link on the AEDE website. Once registered, participants will receive a confirmation email with a link to view the selected webinar(s) live at the scheduled time(s). Participants will receive an automated reminder email for all upcoming sessions they registered to attend. Those unable to join live should still register to receive a recording of the webinar. All webinars will also be posted on the AEDE YouTube channel's playlist for the series shortly after they are given live.

  • Feb. 21 – "Grain Marketing in 2024: What are the Key International Issues?" with Ian Sheldon and Seungki Lee.
  • March 20 – "Place-Based Economic Development: The Case of Intel" with Yao Wang.
  • April 17 – "Do Renewable Energy Needs Ask Too Much of Rural Americans? A View from Ohio" with Mark Partridge.
  •  May 15 – "Excess Emissions: Environmental Impacts, Health Effects, and Policy Debate" with Alex Hollingsworth.
  • June 5 – "Agricultural Labor Supply and Citizenship Status" with Margaret Jodlowski.