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.

Current Workshops

Winter 2018

February 1st, 2018 - Brown Bag: Caitlynn Beckett, PhD Student, Memorial University, "Rethinking Remediation: Mine Closure and Community Engagement at the Giant Mine, Yellowknife".


February 2nd, 2018 - Department Seminar: Branko Bošković, Assistant Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, "How Much Does Anticipation Matter? Evidence From Anticipated Regulation and Land Prices".


February 9th, 2018 - Department Seminar: Roger von Haefen, Associate Professor, Dept of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University,"Estimating the Value of Lost Recreation Days From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill".


March 2nd, 2018 - Department Seminar: Haifang Huang, Associate Professor, Dept of Economics, University of Alberta, "U.S. Economy, Happiness and Anti-establishment Votes".


March 16th, 2018 - Department Seminar: Jevan Cherniwchan, Assistant Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, Environmental Regulations and the Clean-Up of Manufacturing: Plant-Level Evidence from Canada.


March 23rd, 2018 - Department Seminar: Nadia A. Streletskaya, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University.

"Organic grapes or organic wine: unpacking consumer preferences in presence of certification standards information".


April 12th, 2018 - Brown Bag: G. Cornelis van Kooten, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Economics, University of Victoria, “Reforming Canada’s Dairy Supply Management Scheme and the Consequences for International Trade”. 


April 13th, 2018 - Department Seminar: G. Cornelis van Kooten, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Economics, University of Victoria, “Economics of Renewable Energy and Electricity Grids: Prospects for Biomass, Wind and Solar”. 


April 27th, 2018 - Department Seminar: Joel Gehman, Assistant Professor and Nova Faculty Fellow, Alberta School of Business, "Hidden Badge of Honor, How Contextual Distinctiveness Affects Category Promotion Among Certified B Corporations"


May 4th, 2018 - Department Seminar: Feng Qiu, Assistant Professor, Dept of REES, University of Alberta,

"Dynamic Conditional Correlations and Tail Dependence: Vertical Price Co-movement in the U.S. Pork Industry".


May 17th, 2018 - Brown Bag: Christine Hassauer, PhD Candidate, Technische Universität München, Germany,  "Towards A Conceptual Framework for Food Safety Criteria - Analyzing Evidence Practices Using the Case of Plant Protection Products".


May 25th, 2018 - Department Seminar: Jürgen Meyerhoff, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, "Can Cheap Talk Scripts in Combination with Opt-Out Reminders Nail Down Fat Yes-Tails in Choice Experiments?"


July 13th, 2018 - Department Seminar: Shon Ferguson, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Stockholm, "Farm Heterogeneity, Technology Adoption and Agricultural Trade Reform: Evidence from Canada" (with Mark Brown and Crina Viju). 


Fall 2018

September 21st, 2018 - Department Seminar, David P. Brown, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, "Imperfect Competition and Renewable Capacity Investment in Restructured Electricity Markets: The Role of Renewable Compensation Policies". 


September 28th, 2018 - Department Seminar, Emilson Silva, Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, "International Carbon Tax competition under Preemptive and Reactive Environmental Research Joint Ventures".


October 5th, 2018 - Department Seminar, Barry Goodwin, Professor, North Carolina State University, "Semi-Parametric Generalized Additive Vector Autoregressive Models of Spatial Price Dynamics."


October 12th, 2018 - Department Seminar: Corinne Langinier, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, "Green Technology and Patents in the Presence of Green Consumers"


October 26th, 2018 - Department Seminar, Lukas Roth, Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, “Entrenched Insiders and Corporate Sustainability (ESG): How Much Does the “G” Matter for “E” and “S” Performance Around the World?