Food and Resource Economics

In this research area, you will explore the interface between food production and the environment. This includes applying economic analysis to advance understanding of the production and distribution of food, and the conservation and exploitation of natural resources. Using a data intensive approach, focus on understanding causal relationships in an increasingly large and complex world and engage in economic analysis of government policy, including measurement of their efficiency and distributional impacts.


Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Barichello, Richard Agricultural economics
Gulati, Sumeet Agricultural economics; Economics of Human Wildlife Conflict; Economics of Urban Transportation; Effectiveness of Carbon Taxes; Effectiveness of Environmental Policy; International Trade and its Effect on the Environment; Political Economy of Environmental and Trade Policy
McAusland, Carol Interactions between globalization and public good provision, impacts of trade liberalization on environmental politics, potential use of trade policy to stem damages from exotic species introductions and biological invasions Environmental impacts of international trade, implications of skilled labor migration for the global provision of public goods
Noack, Frederik Interaction of economic development and the environment
Proctor, Jonathan Environment
Vercammen, James Market Analysis; Marketing and Distribution; R&D and Innovation; Sustainable Development; Supply and Demand Dynamics; food prices; agri-environmental contracts; agri-risk and insurance; commodity futures markets

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