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

Spring/Summer 2018


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?"


June 28th, 2018 - Brown Bag: Waseem Ahmad, Assistant Professor, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan, "Role of Various Characteristics In Determination of Goat Price". *this will be held in room 849 GSB. 


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


Fall 2018

September 10-12th, 2018 France-Alberta Agriculture and Food Research Symposium


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 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?


November 2nd, 2018 - Department Seminar, Dana Anderson, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, title and more details to come. 


December 7th, 2018 - Department Seminar, Barry Goodwin, Professor, North Carolina State University, "Semi-Parametric Generalized Additive Vector Autoregressive Models of Spatial Price Dynamics."