[August]      New Executive in the making
The last Executive Committee held at Plzen (Czech Republic) made important decisions regarding the future of the Beeronomics Society. Changes in the structure and composition of the Committee will be unveiled soon, together with new and exciting ideas that will shape the future of our Society. More news to come soon, stay tuned!

[June]          Success for the VI Beeronomics Conference 
The VI Beeronomics Conference, co-organised  by the Faculty of Economics of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the Department of Economic Policy of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, has been a great success. The conference attracted the second largest attendance ever recorded for the series. A number of proposals have been made with regard to the organisation of the next Beeronomics Conference in 2021; a decision will be announced in October 2019.

[February]      Welcome IBE!
The Beeronomics Society welcomes the newly formed Independent Brewers of Europe (IBE), which represents more than 2,000 EU breweries across France, Italy, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, Netherlands and the Czech Republic. IBE is the first pan-European effort made by national beer and brewing representative agencies to facilitate discussion between EU institution, state governments and industry organisations in view of better supporting European independent breweries. 


[November]      PhD Workshop at the VI Beeronomics Conference: bursaries available
To stimulate and highlight the research in the economics of beer and brewing, the Local Organising Committee of the next Beeronomics Conference will fund the three best proposals among those submitted by PhD students, who will have their conference registration fee paid in order to attend the event. Information about PhD workshop, paper submission and bursaries is available on the conference's official website.

[July]               Call for Papers: VI Beeronomics Conference in Plzen (Czech Republic)
The official website for our next Beeronomics Conference has been launched. The event will be organised and hosted by the Faculty of Economics of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the Department of Economic Policy of Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, with workshops and sessions taking place at the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. A copy of the official call for papers can be found here

[April]              Fresh data and figures on the state of the craft beer industry in the United Kingdom
New reports have been released this month from the Society of Independent Brewers, which represents about 840 breweries in the United Kingdom. The report includes findings from the SIBA 2017 Annual Survey, based on information collected from SIBA members. A link to the report is available here.

[February]       Beeronomics Session at AARES 2018
A Mini-Symposium on Beeronomics was organised at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), being held in Adelaide from 6-9 February. The session, chaired by Julian Alston, included papers on diverse questions related to some of the industrial organisation, human health, and evolving market issues related to beer and brewing. ​


[November]      New book on addressing craft beer movements worldwide
A new book exploring and examining the craft beer movements worldwide is now available. Edited by Christian Garavaglia and Johan Swinnen, and entitled 'Economic Perspectives on Craft Beer: a Revolution in the Global Beer Industry', the book focuses on the growth and expansion of the craft beer movement worldwide. More information available here.

[August]          Beer themed issue for Choices 
A beer-themed issue has been published by Choices, the magazine of food, farms and resource use which is the principal outreach vehicle of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Choices is a free, online-only publication; the issue is now available at this link

[June]             Location of the next Beeronomics Conference announced
The city of Plzen, in Czech Republic, has been announced as the place hosting the VI Beeronomics Conference in 2019. Plzen is the homeplace of Pilsner Urquell, the world's first-ever pilsner type blond lager.More information to come.

[May]               BEER Section organised within the AAEA 2017 (July 30th - August 1st)
For those of you planning on attending the Agriculture & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting in Chicago (United States) this summer, there is the opportunity to attend a section organised by our BEER Committee chaired by Michael McCullough. More information about this event is available here.​

[March]           V Beeronomics Conference: preliminary programme now available!
The Scientific Committee  of the next Beeronomics Conference, scheduled in Copenhagen (Denmark) on 12-15 June 2017, has released the preliminary conference programme. More information about the event can be found on the Beeronomics 2017 website.


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