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FRED’s Wei, Khachatryan Win Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Outstanding Paper Award

Recently published research co-authored by UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department associate professor Hayk Khachatryan and postdoctoral researcher Xuan Wei, along with University of Tennessee Agricultural and Resource Economics Department assistant professor Alicia Rihn, has been recognized for its contribution to agricultural and applied economics research.

The research teamed used laboratory experimental research to assess consumers’ preferences for environmentally-friendly horticultural production practices, focusing on neonicotinoid labeling. Despite consumers’ being unfamiliar with neonicotinoids, consumers still have preferences regarding information disclosure and neonicotinoid-related labels.

The manuscript was recognized as “Outstanding Published Paper which Significantly Contributed to Transdisciplinary Work or Specialty Crops Industries” by the Specialty Crops Economics Section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

The manuscript, Consumer Preferences for Labels Disclosing the Use of Neoncotinoid Pesticides: Evidence from Experimental Auctions, can be accessed on the Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics website.

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