The ÖGA conference 2018 took place from 27 to 28 September at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. The topic is "Methods for an evidence-based agricultural policy. Experiences, demand and new developments."
The keynotes at the ÖGA conference:
- Franz Sinabell (Austrian Institute of Economic Research)
“The new CAP – a new era of evidence based policy making?”
- Sophie Thoyer (IRSTEA - French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture)
“Enriching the CAP evaluation toolbox with experimental approaches”
- Florence Buchholzer (DG AGRI, European Commission)
“Impact assessment supporting the legislative proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy post 2020” See the ÖGA-blog entry for more information on background documents.
Session chair: Klaus Salhofer (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
Detailed program of the ÖGA conference including the preconference and the REECAP workshop.
Book of abstracts containing shortpapers, abstracts and outlines from the ÖGA conference, preconference and REECAP workshop.
On 26th September 2018, the day before the ÖGA-conference, there were two events hosted by ÖGA.
- Preconference on "Evaluation of Gender Equality in Rural Development Programmes". For details see (in German only).
- Workshop of the "Research network on Economic Experiments for the CAP" (REECAP). For details see www.reecap.org (in English only).
Participants of the ÖGA conferences were welcomed to join these two events, no additional fees applied!
Keynotes at the preconference:
- Angela Wroblewski (Institute for Advanced Studies, AT)
“Gleichstellung messbar machen – Zugänge, Anforderungen und Herausforderungen der Evaluation von Gleichstellungsmaßnahmen”
- Elke-Anette Schmidt (Landesfrauenrat Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rostock, DE)
„Gleichstellung im ELER zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit – ein Praxisbericht aus Mecklenburg-Vorpommern“
Session chair: Mathilde Schmitt (agrigenda, AT)
Keynotes at the REECAP workshop:
- Kent Messer (CBEAR - Center for Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research and University of Dalaware, USA)
“Applying Behavioral and Experimental Economics to U.S. Agri-Environmental Programs: Benefits, Challenges, & Lessons Learned”
Session chair: Raphaële Preget (INRA - French National Institute for Agricultural Research)
- Malika Kacimi ( INJEP - Fond d'Expérimentation pour la Jeunesse, Institut National de la Jeunesse et de l’Education Populaire, FR)
"Experiments on youth policies in France: the need to combine several methods of evaluation and the case of randomization"
- Axel Sonntag (Insight Austria and Vienna Center for Experimental Economics)
"On the importance of randomized controlled trials – field experimental evidence from higher education in Austria"
Session chair: Elisabeth Gsottbauer (University Innsbruck, AT)
Please register the latest until 15th August 2018 using the Online form (Registering after 15th of August will be possibel as well, but it makes planning more difficult for the organizing committee). After online registration, you will recive an email asking you to wire transfer the registration fee (€90 plus €40 if you take part at the field trip). In case you need an invoice, please email to email@example.com after online registration.
The conference takes place at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Feistmantelstrasse 4, 1180 Vienna. The venue is located in a residential area next to a big park ("Türkenschanzpark") located about 50 minutes by public transport from the main station (station 'Wien Hauptbahnhof') in about 30 Minutes from the station "Meidling" (most trains stop here as well) and in 20 minutes to the city center (e.g., Station 'Schottentor').
For planing your trips in Vienna you can use the webpage https://anachb.vor.at/
You can get to the workshop venue with the buses 10A, 37A and 40A (get off at station "Dänenstraße" and walk to "Guttenberg Haus" on the map above).
Single tickets (2,40€) for public transport are valid for one trip (including all changes between bus, tram, metro&trains). Tickets are available at vending machines in metro stations, in trams, at tabacconists and through an app (tickets cannot be bought on buses). A ticket for 1 day is 5.80€, for 24h 14.10€ and for 48h 17.10€. For details on available tickets use the webpage of the Wiener Linien.
For trips from/to the airport ('Flughafen Wien Bahnhof') it is cheapest to use the federal railways ÖBB (4.10€). Alternatively the CAT-railway (€11) and the Airport bus (8€) may be used. A taxi to the airport can be ordered online for 28 Euros www.vienna-airport-cab.at/.
The number of accomodations close to the venue is limited:
- Hotel Park-Villa (Hasenauerstraße 12) , 1.0 km from the venue (ask for special rates for "BOKU" when booking)
- IBIS hotel (Döblinger Hauptstrasse 2 ), 1.5 km from the venue (ask for special rates for "BOKU" when booking)
- Derag Hotel Kaiser Franz Josef, 1.6 km from the venue (ask for special rates for "BOKU" when booking)
- Art Hotel Ana Katharina, 1.9 km from the venue
- Hotel Senator, 2.5 km from the venue, bus 10A directly connects to the venue (ask for special rates for "BOKU" when booking)
- Further accomodations in this list from BOKU international office offer special rates for BOKU events. Please ask directly at the accomodations for BOKU special rates.
The deadline for submitted shortpapers, posters and workshops has eded on 6th of May 2018.
- Call for papers (English, German)
- Template for shortpapers
- Template for workshop outlines (English, German)
For information about the Austrian Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Studies see "Journal information".