The Fellows of the American Association of Wine Economists selected five new Fellows who were inducted at the annual meeting in Princeton,
June 7-10, 2012.
Julian Alston is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California Davis, and director of the Robert Mondavi Institute Center for Wine Economics. His recent work includes studies of the demand for wine and wine grapes, the economics of technologies and policies to mitigate damage from pests and diseases of wine grapes, and the role of climate change and other factors as influences on the alcohol content of wine.
Daniele Meulders is a professor of economics at the Free University of Brussels. She is a co-founder of the Vineyard Data Quantification Society (VDQS).
Robert Plasman is a professor of economics at the Free University of Brussels. He is a co-founder of the Vineyard Data Quantification Society (VDQS) and its past president.
Nick Vink teaches Agricultural Economics at Stellenbosch University. He is President and an Honorary Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists and an Honorary Life Member of the International Association. He was President of the South African Association in 1991-1993, was Editor of its Journal, Agrekon, from 2002 to 2010 and Editor of Development Southern Africa.
Michael Visser, a Dutch econometrician who works as a CNRS researcher in Paris, was acknowledged for his work on wine economics (mainly on the determinants of prices: role of experts, sensory characteristics, and climate) published not only in the Journal of Wine Economics, but also in several leading general economics journals such as American Economic Review, Economic Journal, and Journal of Economics & Management Strategy.
This article was written by Karl Storchmann