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Applications of Network Science in Food Systems Research

Apr 22, 2016, 10:30am - 11:30am
105 Ag Admin Bldg

The AEDE Applied Economics Seminar Series welcomes Stephan Goetz, Professor and DirectorThe Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development and Penn State University. Goetz will present Applications of Network Science in Food Systems Research in 105 Ag Admin Blgd.

In recent years,tools and insights developed in network science have increasingly found their way into the social sciences. The power of network analysis derives inpart from the fact that it can be applied to broad sets of problems and issues, and at very diverse levels, ranging from the atomic and cellular to drug interactions, ecosystems and Twitter accounts, to economic problems such as human migration and commuting.

This presentation discusses applications of network science to research on food systems. Topics include analysis of product flows through supply chains and marketing channels, and optimal hub location problems; food system resilience as derived from input-output tables; network interactions among farmers related to marketing and production activities; and collaborations amongs cientists on a large multidisciplinary food systems-related research project.

This event is co-sponsored by the Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP) and AEDE.