Public Trade Policy Research and Analysis Symposia are aimed at furthering broader professional interest and involvement in agricultural trade research, and contributing to informed debate of current trade policy issues.

Previous Symposia

Papers from post-2004 Symposia can be downloaded by using the links below. See Publications: Proceedings Issues, for published proceedings issues related to Symposia since 1986.

Date/Location Symposium Topic
August 29-01
Parma, Italy

IATRC Session at 2017 EAAE Congress

CETA and Food Safety Standards

Organizers: European Association of Agricultural Economics and the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium

June 22-24
Halle, Germany

IATRC Session at 2016 IAMO Forum

Rural Labor in Transition

Organizers: IAMO (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies), IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), and IATRC

June 25-27
Halle (Saale), Germany

2014 Symposia

The Rise of the 'Emerging Economies': Towards Functioning Agricultural Markets and Trade Relations?

Organizers: Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), the Agricultural Applied Economics Association (AAEA), and the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC).

July 02-04
Seville, Spain

2013 Symposia

Productivity and Its Impact on Global Trade

Organizers: Tassos Haniotis, European Commission, Colette Kaminsky, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Steve Neff, FAS, USDA, Pierluigi Londero, European Commission, Robert M'barek, European Commission, Stephan Hubertus Gay, European Commission (Co-sponsored by the European Commission's Director-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG-AGRI), as well as the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS), and the Factor Markets Project)

June 27-29
Stuttgart, Germany

2010 Symposia

Climate Change in World Agriculture: Mitigation, Adaptation, Trade and Food Security

Organizers: Harald Grethe, Ian Sheldon, Edda Thiele, Harald von Witzke, and Gregg Young (Co-sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and Universit├Ąt Hohenheim, Agricultural and Food Policy Group)

June 22-23
Seattle, WA

2009 Symposia

Confronting Food Price Inflation: Implications for Agricultural Trade and Policies

Organizers: Philip Abbott, Neil Conklin, Pierre Charlebois and Won Koo (Co-sponsored by the Farm Foundation and the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies)

June 30-01
Seoul, Korea

2008 Symposia

Globalization and the Rural-Urban Divide

Organizers: Munisamy Gopinath and Hanho Kim (Co-sponsored by the Korea Rural Economic Institute, Oregon State University and Seoul National University)

July 08-09
Beijing, China

2007 Symposia

China's Agricultural Trade: Issue and Prospects

Organizers: Ian Sheldon, Thomas Wahl, and Colin Carter (Co-sponsored by the Farm Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Economic Research Service (ERS), the Giannini Foundation, IMPACT Center, Washington State University and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State University.)

May 28-30
Bonn, Germany

2006 Symposia

Food Regulation and Trade: Institutional Framework, Concepts of Analysis and Empirical Evidence

Organizers: Thomas Heckelei and Monika Hartmann (Co-sponsored by the Institute for Agricultural Policy, Market Research and Economic Sociology, University of Bonn.)

June 19-21
Sevilla, Spain

2005 Symposia

Pressures for Agricultural Reform, WTO Panels and the Dona Round Negotiations

Organizers: Linda Young and Tim Josling (Co-sponsored by the European Commission Joint Research Center)