Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Department of Economics

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

130th EAAE Seminar

Did agricultural economics disappoint? Empirical Applications on Governance of Food and Fibre Value Chain

When: August 31 – September 1, 2012

Where: Department of Economics, SLU, Sweden

Key-Note Speakers

Scott E. Masten, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA

Carine Staropoli-Palmolungo, Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne, Paris, France

NEW! PROGRAM SKETCH - more details will follow!


General information  


Travel to Uppsala

Transportation in Uppsala

About Uppsala

Map of Uppsala




General Information 

Official Language 

The language of the conference is English. 

Climate and Clothing 

In August, Sweden’s climate is warm, pleasant weather. Average daily temperatures during this month easily reach 70 - 74 degrees Fahrenheit, 21-23 degrees Celsius. • Weather information and forecasts: (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute) 

Passport and Visas 

Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to Sweden. If you are in need of an official acceptance letter and correspondence with your embassy or consulate to verify proof of acceptance to the conference, please send an email to Chelsey Jo Huisman, When sending the email, please include the following information:
Name, Country, Passport number, Title of paper submission, Dates of visit in Sweden, Email, Mailing address of your affiliated university/institution. 

Local Currency 

The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish krona (SEK), divided into 100 öre. In December 2011; Euro 1=SEK 9, USD 1=SEK 7, GBP 1=SEK 10,5. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Uppsala. 


In Sweden the electrical voltage used is 220/230V. 

Force Majeure 

The organizers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.


The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings. 

Insurance and Vaccinations  

The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organizers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are needed when visiting Sweden.

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The conference location is at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences on the Ultuna campus which is six kilometers south of Uppsala. The venue in which the conference will take place is Loftet which resides in the southeast corner of SLU’s Ultuna campus right above Ultuna Restaurangen. Loftet is located in K9 on the Ultuna Campus map where the “knife and fork” symbol can be found. On the Ultuna Centrala map, Loftet is labeled and situated right above Ultuna Restaurangen. You can enter Loftet from the north side of the building through the main entrance. Visiting address: Duhrevägen 8.

Map of Ultuna Campus (pdf 771 kB)

Map of Centrala Ultuna  (pdf 642 kB)

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Travel to Uppsala

Plane Fly into Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN)

Transportation to Uppsala from Arlanda Airport

Commuter trains depart directly from Arlanda Central Station (Arlanda C) to Uppsala. It is located directly below the centre of SkyCity. SkyCity is located between Terminals 4 and 5. The ticket information desk is #13 on the SkyCity map. 

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Transportation in Uppsala 

Transportation from Uppsala City to Conference at SLU in Ultuna 

Bus website: 

Means of Transport  Pricing                                                  Info
City Bus 

Pay with cash, credit card, or SMS

Credit card: 30 SEK
Bus card: 18 SEK

Take bus 20 from the Central Station (towards Graneberg).Get off at bus stop “Centrala Ultuna” on SLU campus. Centrala Ultuna bus stop is located on Ulls väg directly west of the BioCentrum on the Ultuna Campus map. Consult your map as to how to get to Loftet.

Timetable of Bus 20 in pdf form

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About Uppsala

  (Photo taken from Reflektioner från ett soligt Uppsala,

 The City of Uppsala  

Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city with a population of 200, 000. The city is located 67 km north of the capital, Stockholm, and it is also the seat of the Uppsala Municipality. Uppsala is rich in cultural and historical experiences. While exploring Uppsala, you will find that Uppsala has a quaint, small-town feel while offering a big city’s selection of restaurants, shops and entertainment.

Uppsala has many historical attractions that are worth experiencing. The most well-known include:
• Uppsala Cathedral (domkyrka), the largest cathedral in Scandinavia
• Uppsala’s Botanical Garden:
• Gustavianum, a unique anatomical theatre built in the 1600’s
• The Linnaeus Garden, Sweden’s first botanical garden:
• Uppsala Castle from the mid-1500's
• Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), the location of the pre-Christian town of Uppsala

Although Uppsala has long-standing traditions built over the course of history, it continues to thrive and prosper as a dynamic industrial and commercial city where knowledge, ideas and entrepreneurship are at its core. 

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Other useful links: 

Visit Sweden!:
The Municipality of Uppsala:
Uppsala University:
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: 

Map of Uppsala

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Each participant is responsible for making their own hotel reservations in Uppsala. Below are several recommendations:


Availability + Price


Hotell Uppsala

Kungsgatan 27, Uppsala

Tel: 018-48 05 000


To book a room:

Christine Hedberg

Tel: 018-48 05 005


Use this registration Code when making a reservation:
“EAAE Seminar” or 108362



Single Economy: 976 SEK/night


Single Economy: 699 SEK/night


Single Standard: 976 SEK/night

Single Standard: 799 SEK/night



Take bus 20 from the Central Station (towards Graneberg).Get off at bus stop “Centrala Ultuna” on SLU campus. Centrala Ultuna bus stop is located on Ulls väg directly west of the BioCentrum on the Ultuna Campus map. Consult your map as to how to get to Loftet.

Clarion Hotel Gillet
Dragarbrunnsgatan 23
753 20 Uppsala 

Tel: 018-68 18 00

Single room: 933 SEK/night
Double room: 1081 SEK/night

Take bus 20 from the Central Station (towards Graneberg).Get off at bus stop “Centrala Ultuna” on SLU campus. Centrala Ultuna bus stop is located on Ulls väg directly west of the BioCentrum on the Ultuna Campus map. Consult your map as to how to get to Loftet.

Sunnersta Herrgård
Sunnerstavägen 24
756 51 Uppsala


Lena Holm (Owner)

Marie Flink

Tel: +46 (0) 18-32 42 20



A single room including breakfast buffet is 680 SEK


Shared bathroom/shower. No TV in room. Free internet access.




2.2-2.5 km to Ultuna/SLU campus


Take the walking path from Sunnersta Herrgård to SLU campus by the river (15 minutes)


Take Bus 20 from Herrgårdsvägen to Centrala Ultuna (5-10 minutes)



There is an associated registration fee in order to participate in the EAAE Seminar. A welcome reception, lunches, coffee breaks, local transportation and a farewell dinner are all included in the registration fee.

Cancellation of registration will be accepted until 25 July, without charge. Cancellations made after the 25th of July will be a charged SEK 500 (administration cost).

No fee will be charged if you have to cancel your participation and transfer it to another colleague.

We kindly ask you to fill out a registration form, either online or a printed and scanned version. Registration must be confirmed by transfer of the registration fee.

Registration form (online version)

Registration form (printable version)

Please submit a completed registration form to before Saturday, 30 June 2012.


Chair: Kostas Karantininis

Administrator:  Chelsey Jo Huisman

130th EAAE Flyer 

Related event

Related and linked to the seminar, a one-week NOVA PhD course: The Empirics of Economic Organizations and Transaction Costs led by Prof. Scott E. Masten will take place at SLU during the week prior to the seminar: August 27-31.

Page updated: 2012-07-07. Page editor:

SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, has its main locations in Alnarp, Skara, Umeå and Uppsala.
Tel: +46 18-67 10 00 • Fax: +46 18-67 20 00  • VAT nr: SE202100281701 •