… and don’t know what to do in May of next year: How about attending the (supposedly) first ever Beeronomics Conference in Leuven?
The first Beeronomics Conference is meant to provide a forum to exchange ideas and high-quality economic research related to the economics of beer, brewing and related activities. It covers a wide array of topics, including, but not limited to: production, trade, industrial organization, economic history, law and economics, marketing, consumption, policy and regulation, macroeconomics, etc. (LIKOS, KU Leuven, 2008)
Visits to some lokal breweries are apparently part of the programme, but I couldn’t quite figure out whether all participants will have a crate of beer at their disposal for refreshment.
In any case, the scientific committee is well-staffed, having Prof. Joost Pennings from UM among its members. Deadline for submission of papers is 1 January 2009.