Professor Peter Warr.

New President plans membership push

13 February 2013

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Peter Warr is the John Crawford Professor of Agricultural Economics. His research includes the Indonesian and Thai economies, especially the relationship between economic policy and poverty incidence.

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Professor Peter Warr, Head of the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, has been named as the new President of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES).

Warr, a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia and the Pacific Policy Society and the John Crawford Professor of Agricultural Economics, is the 57th President of AARES since its formation in 1956. AARES is an independent association of academics and organisations engaged in agricultural, resource and environmental economics.

Warr said that he was excited to be named the new president, and hoped to use his one-year term to try and increase membership of the organization.

“The aim of my period as President is two things,” he said.

“Firstly, to extend the society’s outreach beyond Australia and into the Asia Pacific area. Secondly, I want to try and get more young people, and especially females, involved with the activities of the society. For the future of the society we have to regenerate the membership to include more younger people.”

Professor Warr’s term as President will run until February 2014.

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