COVID-19 and the Economics of World Food and Agriculture – Module 1: Introduction and Big Picture

Date(s) - 19/05/2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ONLINE PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION (See our notes on participating with ZOOM)

Brent Swallow

Pathways of vulnerability and connection in food and agricultural economies

Brent Swallow is an agricultural economist with 30 years of experience working at the interface of agriculture and the environment. He spent 20 years living and working in Africa, and has supervised UofA graduate students in research in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, India, Peru, Bangladesh and China. He teaches courses on food systems and the economics of world food and agriculture. In Alberta he conducts research on conversion of agricultural land and food deserts. He was a founding member of the Edmonton Food Council.

Bruno Wichmann

Linking epidemiology and economics

Bruno Wichmann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta. He received his PhD in Economics in 2012 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. His research interests are primarily in the fields of environmental economics, social and economic networks, and experimental economics.

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