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. Working Paper. Available here. Forthcoming in Strategic Behavior and the Environment.
"Agents Monitoring Their Manager: A Hard-times Theory of Producer Cooperation," with Brent Hueth. 2014. Working Paper. Available here. Forthcoming in the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy
"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, 2014. Working paper. Available here.
Current Projects and work in Progress
“An Empirical Study of Gift-Giving Social Networks in Tanzanian Villages: Implications for Capital Asset Formation, Consumption, and Production Effort” with Marty Luckert, Sandeep Mohapatra, and Godwin Zigah, 2014.
"Food Gifting, Kinship Networks and Household Food Security: the way they give" with Sally Sun and Henry An. 2014.
“Subjective Performance of Patent Examiners and Implicit Contracts,” with Corinne Langinier
"Rural Producers' Organization, Production Finance and Inclusiveness"
"Pest Resistance Learning and Information Sharing in Oligopoly” with Stéphane Lemarié