403. A History of AARES

I’ve been a member of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) since the early 1980s. It’s been really important to me as a way of growing networks, sharing research, learning and making friends. My friend Bill Malcolm and I have written a history of AARES.

We presented our history at the AARES conference in Canberra today, 8 Feb 2024.

I’m posting a draft of the paper here, to encourage people to provide comments on it. What have we missed? What have we got wrong? What could we do to make it better? Are there key people we have failed to acknowledge? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

The draft is available here.