Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology

Seminars and Brown Bags

The exchange of intellectual ideas and challenges through a seminar series is a strong asset to the development of state-of-the-art research. The Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES) Seminar Series brings together some of the experts in agricultural, resource, and environmental economics, as well as the sociology of environment, food, and natural resources. We will be having regular seminars throughout the Fall and Winter semesters.

Brown Bag workshops are generally held on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Seminars are generally held on Fridays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. All seminars and lectures take place in Room 550 General Services Building.

For seminar inquiries, please contact Scientific Coordinators: Philippe Marcoul ( or Debra Davidson (
For administrative inquiries, please contact: Elizabeth Ho (

Upcoming Workshops 

Fall 2019

November 22, 2019 - Department Seminar by Ashantha Ranasinghe (Department of Economics, UAlberta), "Misallocation Across Entrepreneur Gender and Productivity". 

November 14, 2019 - Brown Bag by James Rude (Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, UAlberta), "The (uncertain?) Future of Canadian Supply Management in Dairy and Poultry Product: A Recent Assessment"

October 25, 2019 - Department Seminar by Chetan Dave (Department of Economics, UAlberta), "Subjects in the Lab, Activists in the Field: Public Goods and Punishment". 

October 4, 2019 – Department Seminar by Xuejuan Su (Department of Economics, UAlberta), “How Much are Good Schools Worth? Evidence from School Acquisitions in Beijing”

September 20, 2019 – Department Seminar by Carolyn Fischer (Department of Economics, University of Ottawa), Title TBA…

Winter 2020

March 6, 2020 – Department Seminar by Christian Vossler (Department of Economics, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee), Title TBA…

February, 2020 – Department Seminar by Arun Agrawal (School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan), Title TBA…