Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
503 General Services
University of Alberta
503 General Services
Canada T6G 2H1
Financial Economics, Industrial Organization, Contract Theory, Development Economics
Sub fields: Economics of cooperatives, Economics of Intellectual Property, Agribusiness Industrial Organization
Major Responsibilities/Research Interest
Associate Editor: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2014-present
Associate Editor: Journal of Agricultural Food Industrial Organization, 2007- present
AREC 482: Cooperatives and Alternative Business Institutions
Short summary: This an organization class that analyzes organizations that do not have profit maximization as their main objective. There is an emphasis on cooperatives.
AREC 582: Industrial Organization in Food and Resource Industries
Short summary: this is an Industrial organization class with an emphasis on food and resource industries.
AREC 488: Game Theory with Applications to Resource Economics
Short summary: An Introduction to Game Theory with an emphasis on resource applications.
AREC 487: Managing Market Risk In Resource Industries
Short summary: A finance class with a focus on agricultural commodity markets.
"Spatial Efficiency of Genetically Modified and Organic Crops," with Stefan Ambec and Corinne Langinier. 2015. Strategic Behavior and the Environment. Vol. 5: No. 1, pp 31-59. Available here
"Agents Monitoring Their Manager: A Hard-times Theory of Producer Cooperation," with Brent Hueth. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy , 24: 92–109. 2015. Available here.
"A Financial Contracting Approach to the Role of Supermarkets in Farmer's Credit Access," with Luc Veyssiere, American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 92(4): 1051-1064. 2010.
"The Producer Cooperative as Monitored Credit? The Case of West Liberty Foods," with Brent Hueth and Roger Ginder, The Journal of Cooperatives. 23: 106-121. 2009.
"Incentive Pay for CEOs in Cooperative Firms,"with Brent Hueth, American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 91(5): 1218-1223. 2009. Available here.
"Contributory infringement rule and patents," with Corinne Langinier, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 70(1-2): 296-310. 2009
"The Cooperative Firm as Monitored Credit." with Brent Hueth. 2010. Available here.
"Search and active learning with correlated information: Empirical evidence from professional fishermen." with Quinn Weninger, Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control. 32: 1921-1848. 2008
"Can radically unbiased Police perpetuate long-run discrimination?" with Bunzel, Helle, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 60(1): 36-47. 2008
"Grader Bias in Cattle Market? Evidence from Iowa." with Brent Hueth and John Lawrence. 2007. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 89 (4): 890-903. 2007
"Information Sharing and Oligopoly in Agricultural Markets: The Role of Bargaining Associations." with Brent Hueth, American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 88(4): 866-881. 2006
"An essay on cooperative bargaining in U.S. Agricultural Markets," with Brent Hueth, Brent, Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization. 1(1): 1-15. 2003. Available here.
Working Papers under review
"Search of Prior Art and Revelation of Information by Patent Applicants,” with Corinne Langinier, 2015. Working paper. Available here.
"The Long-Term Effects of Climate Shocks on 'Other-Regarding'
Preferences: Inequality Aversion and Spite" with Jeff Andrews, 2015.
"Coordination and Information Sharing about Pest Resistance," with Stéphane Lemarié, 2015. Working paper.
Current Projects and work in Progress (please e-mail if you want a copy of these papers)
“'Blood is thicker than water': Economic implications of food gifting within kinship networks” with Marty Luckert, Sandeep Mohapatra, and Godwin Zigah, 2015.
"Food Gifting, Kinship Networks and Household Food Security: the way they give" with Sally Sun and Henry An. 2015.
"Firm Ownership and CEO Incentives: Evidence from Member-Owned Firms" with Brent Hueth, 2015.
“Subjective Performance of Patent Examiners and Implicit Contracts,” with Corinne Langinier
"Rural Producers' Organization, Production Finance and Inclusiveness"