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, “Do Environmental Regulations Affect the Decision to Export?”.

April 5th, 2018 - Brown Bag: 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".

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"

July 28th, 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).