Previous Seminars and Brown Bag Workshops

Seminars and Brown Bag Workshops 2019 - 2021

REES Seminar Series | Nurit Bensusan
13/06/2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
June 13, 2019 - Brown Bag by Nurit Bensusan, Biologist and Forester, Instituto Socioambiental, "Traditional Knowledge as a Tracking Tool of Change: The Xingu Basin Case, in Brazilian Amazon". Room 550 General... Read more.

REES Department Seminar | Carolyn Fischer
20/09/2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
September 20, 2019 – Department Seminar by Carolyn Fischer (Department of Economics, University of Ottawa), Title Kill Bill or Tax An Analysis of Alternative Price Floor Options for EU Member... Read more.

REES Department Seminar | How Much are Good Schools Worth? Evidence from School Acquisitions in Beijing
04/10/2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
October 4, 2019 – Department Seminar by Xuejuan Su (Department of Economics, UAlberta), “How Much are Good Schools Worth? Evidence from School Acquisitions in Beijing” Read more.

REES Brown Bag Workshop | Janina Fuchs - Analyzing students’ opinions on renewable energies and energy transition
17/10/2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Brown Bag by Janina Fuchs Mitacs Globalink Summer Intern, Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich) The development and adoption of renewable energies can play a key role in decarbonizing the energy sector... Read more.

REES Brown Bag Workshop | Lusi Xi
31/10/2019 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brown Bag by Lusi Xi (Department of REES, UAlberta), "Spatial and Temporal Response to Incentives" Read more.

REES Department Seminar | Subjects in the Lab, Activists in the Field: Public Goods and Punishment
01/11/2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
November 1, 2019 - Department Seminar by Chetan Dave (Department of Economics, UAlberta), "Subjects in the Lab, Activists in the Field: Public Goods and Punishment". Read more.

REES Department Seminar | Shanjun Li
21/11/2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Department Seminar by Shanjun Li (Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University), Title From Fog to Smog: the Value of Pollution Information Read more.

REES Department Seminar | Misallocation Across Entrepreneur Gender and Productivity
29/11/2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Department Seminar by Ashantha Ranasinghe (Department of Economics, UAlberta), "Misallocation Across Entrepreneur Gender and Productivity". Read more.

REES Department Seminar | Maik Kecinski
24/01/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Department Seminar with Maik Kecinski, Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware. "The Strategic Effects of Climate Variability on Environmental Damage and Protective Investment" Read more.

REES Department Seminar | Bruno Nkuiya
31/01/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Department seminar with Bruno Nkuiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta - Campus Saint-Jean. "Stability of regional fisheries management organizations under stochastic growth" Read more.

REES Department Seminar | Andrew Leach
07/02/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Department Seminar by Andrew Leach (Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta) "An Economist Goes to Law School: Climate, the Constitution, and the Economics of Environmental Policy" -------... Read more.

REES Department Seminar | Leila Harris - Joint seminar with Sociology
04/03/2020 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Seminar with Leila M. Harris, Professor, Institute for Resources Environment and Sustainability, Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia. “Human right to water and... Read more.

REES Department Seminar | Matthias Ruth
12/03/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Department Seminar by Matthias Ruth, Vice-President (Research and Innovation), University of Alberta. Title: Modeling and Managing Regional Energy System Resilience   ------- The exchange of intellectual ideas and challenges through... Read more.

POSTPONED: REES Department Workshop | Timothy Beatty
14/04/2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Presentation by Timothy Beatty, Professor at University of California, Davis, Faculty of Agricultural and Resource Economics,and past co-editor of American Journal or Agricultural Economics. Read more.

POSTPONED: REES Department Seminar | Timothy Beatty
15/04/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Department Seminar by Timothy Beatty, Professor at University of California, Davis, Faculty of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Title TBA... Read more.

POSTPONED: REES Department Seminar | Frans de Vries
24/04/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Department Seminar with Frans de Vries, Professor of Environmental Economics in the Division of Economics of the University of Stirling Management School. "The Agglomeration Bonus Accounting for Environmental and Social... Read more.

REES Department Seminar | Renato Silvano
30/04/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Department Seminar with Renato Silvano, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil and visiting Professor in REES, University of Alberta, January-August 2020. ‘It is better to ask... Read more.

Department Seminar - Angeline Letourneau
10/09/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
"Manergy: Patriarchal underpinnings of fossil fuel dependence and resistance to transition." Angeline Letourneau, BA (she/her) Project Assistant- Advancing Impact Assessment for Canada's Socio-Ecological Systems Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology,... Read more.

Video available: Department Seminar - Angeline Letourneau - Manergy: Patriarchal underpinnings of fossil fuel dependence and resistance to transition.
30/09/2020 at All Day
https://youtu.be/3M1TKH-oP1U This event has concluded. The video for the event is available here. "Manergy: Patriarchal underpinnings of fossil fuel dependence and resistance to transition." Angeline Letourneau, BA (she/her) Project Assistant- Advancing... Read more.

REES Department Seminar - Brenda Parlee
16/10/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Department Seminar with Brenda Parlee, Department of Research Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Cooperative Management of Natural Resources in Alberta: Reconciliation and the Importance of Indigenous Rights, Livelihoods... Read more.

REES Brown Bag Workshop - Rhys Chouinard
29/10/2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiuKJbz7cLM   This event has concluded. The video for the event is available here. Brown Bag Workshop Thursday, October 29, 2020 - Rhys Chouinard, Director of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence... Read more.

REES Department Seminar - Maik Kecinski
06/11/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Department Seminar with Maik Kecinski, Department of Research Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. Title: Feelings Vs. Behavior - A Neuroeconomic Perspective on Food and Water Stigma Abstract: Feelings... Read more.

REES Department Seminar - John Parkins and Sven Anders
20/11/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiQsJmbrWCI This event has concluded. The video for the event is available here. Alberta landowner acceptance of wind energy developments - A factorial survey experiment Join Zoom Meeting https://ualberta-ca.zoom.us/j/91295585138?pwd=NGZwMk16cHdqb1VDdGpOdll4WGk1dz09 Meeting... Read more.

REES Brown Bag Workshop - Bruno Wichmann
26/11/2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This event has concluded. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfOn31IsGto   Physicians Imports and Indigenous Health Join Zoom Meeting https://ualberta-ca.zoom.us/j/93822245322?pwd=eXVBTzhBRGJDNGhrNkx1YjZGZWVjZz09 Meeting ID: 938 2224 5322 Passcode: 264644 The number of physicians per capita is a... Read more.

REES Brown Bag Speaker - Lusi Xie
03/12/2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
https://youtu.be/OmtKImqKwzI This event has concluded. The video for the event is available here. Using Economic Experiments to Assess Validity of Stated Preference Contingent Behavior Responses Contingent behavior (CB), a stated... Read more.

REES Visiting Speaker Seminar - Shari Fox, Thursday, June 17, 2021
17/06/2021 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Title: Inuit-led Research: Lessons from the Ittaq Heritage and Research Centre in Kangiqtugaapik, Nunavut Speaker: Shari Fox, PhD Location: Join Zoom Meeting This event has concluded but you may watch the video... Read more.

REES Department Seminar - Dr. Tilman Klumpp, Friday, September 17, 2021
17/09/2021 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Tilman Klumpp, University of Alberta, Department of Economics. Title: International trade and endangered species. Abstract and Zoom link TBA Read more.

REES Visiting Brown Bag Speaker - Ruth Meinzen-Dick
21/10/2021 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
https://youtu.be/trlxjhNEdKY Speaker: Ruth Meinzen-Dick, International Food Policy Research Institute, CGIAR Topic: Lessons from Transdisciplinary Commons Research: Communication and Partnerships for Impact Abstract: Research on the commons exemplifies transdisciplinary work: integrating... Read more.

REES Visiting Speaker Seminar - Jane Kolodinsky
22/10/2021 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
https://youtu.be/bgakvV1ZFvw Speaker: Dr. Jane Kolodinsky , University of Vermont. Topic: "Making hemp product choices: Merging models of consumer choice behavior with the diffusion of innovations". Abstract: This seminar summarizes research... Read more.

REES Visiting Speaker Seminar - Christian Vossler, Friday, October 29, 2021
29/10/2021 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Christian Vossler, University of Tennessee Topic: Valuing surface water quality improvements: quality measurement, spatial variability, extent of the market, and incentive compatibility Abstract: The base of scientific knowledge... Read more.

REES Department Seminar - Dr. Xiaoli Fan, Thursday, November 4, 2021
04/11/2021 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
https://youtu.be/U-AWIDreGIA Speaker: Dr. Xiaoli Fan, University of Alberta, Department of Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology Title:  Cost-effectiveness of mass drug administration and evidence-based antimicrobial use strategies in food animals Authors:... Read more.

REES Department Seminar - Dr. Laurel Wheeler, Thursday, November 25, 2021
25/11/2021 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Laurel Wheeler, University of Alberta, Department of Economics Title: Closing the Gap: The Impact of Oil and Gas Regulations on Producing First Nations Abstract: This project examines how... Read more.

REES Department Seminar: Dr. Philippe Marcoul
28/01/2022 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Philippe Marcoul, University of Alberta, Faculty of ALES, Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology Title: The Aggregate Consequences of the Lay System in Fisheries Abstract TBA Location: 640 General... Read more.

REES Department Seminar: Dr. Debra Davidson
11/02/2022 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Debra Davidson, University of Alberta, Faculty of ALES, Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology Title: Feeling climate: exploring emotional pathways to climate action and inaction Abstract TBA Location: 640... Read more.

REES Department Seminar - Tsegaye Ginbo, Friday, March 18, 2022
18/03/2022 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Tsegaye Ginbo, PDF, University of Alberta, Department of Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology Title: Intra-Household risk perceptions and climate change adaptations in sub-Saharan Africa Abstract: We study the effects of... Read more.

REES Department Seminar - Sandeep Mohapatra, Friday March 25, 2022
25/03/2022 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Sandeep Mohapatra, PhD Title: Identity economics and Intra-household Bargaining Abstract: We study the impact of an increase in married women’s incomes on their “say” over household decision-making (i.e. bargaining power). Using... Read more.

REES Department Seminar - David Tindall, Friday, April 22, 2022
22/04/2022 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: David Tindall (PhD), UBC Title:  "Explaining Perceived Influence in Climate Change Policy Networks: The Canada Case" Join Zoom Meeting https://ualberta-ca.zoom.us/j/93103367636?pwd=NW5SWnJzSXgxbHBrWVA4d1cyRk1jQT09 Meeting ID: 931 0336 7636 Passcode: 340049 Abstract: Anthropogenic... Read more.

REES Department Seminar - Jennifer Winter, Friday, April 29, 2022
29/04/2022 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Jennifer Winter (PhD), University of Calgary Title: Environmental Taxes and Energy Poverty in Canada This session has ended. Watch the recorded session below. https://youtu.be/9Nrc_u3tUaE Read more.

REES Brown Bag Seminar: Edoardo Maria Pelli
26/05/2022 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting https://ualberta-ca.zoom.us/j/96730471265?pwd=TU9wY3I0bVg1bEp1UXoyTFozeG9wZz09 Meeting ID: 967 3047 1265 Passcode: 986014 Speaker: Edoardo Maria Pelli, PhD Candidate, Technical University of Munich, Germany, Visiting PhD, Department of Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology Title:... Read more.

A partial listing of previous seminars is listed below.

Fall 2018

September 10-12th2018 France-Alberta Agriculture and Food Research Symposium

September 20th, 2018 - Brown Bag, Xiaonan Chen, Assistant Professor, College of Economics and Management, Northwest A&F University, China, "Do the migrants benefit from the ecological migration policy? Evidence from Northwest China using a structural equation modeling approach".

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 27th, 2018 - Brown Bag, Brenda Parlee, Associate Professor, Dept of REES, "One Hundred Years of Change in Freshwater Ecosystems - Insights from Local and Traditional Knowledge in the Mackenzie-Mekong-Amazon Basins".

September 28th, 2018 - Department Seminar, Emilson Silva, Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, "Overlapping International Environmental R&D Agreements with Transaction Costs".

October 12th, 2018 - Department Seminar: David Pannell, Professor, Director of Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, University of Western Australia, "The Design of Effective Agri-Environment Schemes".

October 18th, 2018 - Brown Bag, Tony Odoemena, Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Management, Concordia University of Edmonton, "An Introduction to System Dynamic Modelling in Sustainability Analysis".

October 19th, 2018 - Corinne Langinier, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, "Green Technology and Patents in the Presence of Green Consumers".

November 16th, 2018 - Department Seminar, Lukas Roth, Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, “Control Rights and Corporate Sustainability Around the World"

November 22nd, 2018 - Department Seminar, Cristiana Simão Seixas, Researcher, Environmental Studies and Research Centre (NEPAM), the State University at Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, "IPBES Regional Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Americas".

November 23rd, 2018 - Department Seminar, Nicholas Rivers, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Climate and Energy Policy, University of Ottawa, "The Economic Cost of Air Pollution: Evidence From Europe."

November 30th, 2018 - Department Seminar, Dana Andersen, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics,  "Optimal Pricing of Externalities in the Context of Monopolistic Competition and Firm Heterogeneity."

December 7th, 2018 - Department Seminar, Barry Goodwin, Professor, North Carolina State University, "Has Technology Increased Yield Risk? Evidence From the Crop Insurance Biotech Endorsement"

 

Spring/Summer 2018

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?"

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).

 

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".

Fall 2017

August 25th, Department Seminar, Catherine L. Kling, Professor, Iowa State University. "Temporal Reliability of Welfare Estimates from Revealed Preferences"

October 20th, Department Seminar, Kent Messer, Professor, Dept of Economics, University of Delaware, "Can Behavioral Economics Improve Environmental Outcomes in an Agricultural Context"

November 16th, Brown Bag, Brenda Parlee, Associate Professor, Dept of REES,"Undermining - A Tragedy of Open Access for Barren Ground Caribou"

December 1st, Brown Bag, Takahiro Kubo, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan, "Estimating Seasonal Demands for Outdoor Recreation Toward Climate Change Adaptation"

December 7th, Brown Bag, Maik Kecinski, Assistant Professor, Dept of REES, "Social Preferences and Communication as Stigma Mitigation Devices – Evidence from Recycled Drinking Water Experiments"

Winter 2017

March 16th, 2017 - Brown Bag Workshop Bruno Wichmann, Assistant Professor, Department of REES, "Information Networks and Conservation Auctions"

March 24th, 2017 - Department Seminar Ricky Volpe, Assistant Professor, Agribusiness Department, Cal Poly, "Market Concentration and Retail Markups: Evidence from Commissary Data"

March 30th, 2017 - Brown Bag Workshop Martin Luckert, Professor, Dept of REES, "Brilliance Without Choices and Choices Without Brilliance: Adaptation and Development"

April 6th, 2017 - Department Seminar Andrew Jorgenson, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology, Boston College. "Development, Inequality, and Disproportionality: Human Drivers of GHG Emissions and the Carbon Intensity of Human Well-Being"

April 13th, 2017 - Brown Bag Workshop Todd Godfrey - REES MSc Student. “The Effect of Resource Development on Alcohol Consumption in Northern Canada”

April 20th, 2017 - Brown Bag Workshop Bruno N’kuyia - Assistant professor, Faculty Saint-Jean. “Renewable resource Capacity Investment under Insecure Property Rights”

Fall 2016

September 22, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Mohammad Torshizi, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Sequential Innovation and Hybrid Seed Pricing: The Lessons from Canola Industry in Canada."

September 30, 2016 - Department Seminar. Anastasiya Shtaltovna, Visiting Scholar, Centre for International Studies, University of Montreal (CÉRIUM), Canada; Research Fellow, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. "Agricultural expertise & knowledge on wine, tea and fruits in post-soviet rural development in Georgia."

October 27, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Amrita Singh, Assistant Professor - Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta. "A Spatial Hedonic Analysis of a Large, Failing Desert Lake: The Case of the Salton Sea in California."

October 28, 2016 - Department Seminar. Bruno Nkuiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics (Faculté Saint-Jean), University of Alberta. "Spatial property-rights fisheries with potential regime shift."

November 3, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Ewa Zawojska, Doctoral Research Fellow, Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies. "Understanding the distribution of economic benefits from improving coastal and marine ecosystems."

November 17, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Sven Anders, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta.

November 24, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Frank Tough, Associate Dean (Academic) & Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. "Capturing rents versus regulatory planning: Advice to renewable resource economists from the lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) and the muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)."

December 2, 2016 - Department Seminar. Richard Vyn, Associate Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Guelph. "Gone with the Wind? The Impacts of Wind Turbines on Residential Property Values in Ontario."

December 8, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Jeffrey Andrews, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology. "The effect of early life competition on social preferences."

Winter 2016

February 4, 2016 - Brown Bag Workshop. Curtis Rollins, Research Associate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Using attitudes to explain preferences: exploring integrated choice and latent variable models."

February 11, 2016 - Brown Bag Workshop. Lianne M. Lefsrud, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta. "Feeling it: modelling the effect of public sentiment across resource industries."

February 25, 2016 - Brown Bag Workshop. Matthias Staudigel, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Brand effects and product formulation in the US market for chips - A random-coefficients logit demand analysis."

March 3, 2016 - Brown Bag Workshop. Manikarnika Kanjilal, Policy Assistant (Evaluations), Government of Alberta. "Agricultural producers' costs of adoption of wetland restoration BMP: estimation and spatial transferability."

March 17, 2016 - Brown Bag Workshop. Naomi Krogman, Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Putting sustainability into practice: social practices and sustainable consumption."

April 1, 2016 - Department Seminar. Marc F. Bellemare, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota. "Was Sandmo right? Experimental evidence on producer attitudes to price uncertainty."

Fall 2015

October 8, 2015 - Brown Bag Workshop. Wes Lu, MSc Student, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “The Impact of Climatic Shocks on Alberta’s Economy: A Vector Autoregression Analysis.”

October 16, 2015 - Department Seminar. Kevin J. Boyle, Director – Program in Real Estate, Virginia Tech University. “Consumer Preferences for Ornamental Plants Grown with Water Conservation Practices.”

October 30, 2015 - Department Seminar. Patrick O’Connor, Associate Professor, University of Adelaide. “Optimizing landholder participation, compliance and success through reverse auctions for ecosystem services.”

November 2, 2015 - Department Seminar. Wendy Umberger, Director of Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide. "A discrete choice experiment to understand preference heterogeneity for fortified food and dietary supplements during pregnancy."

November 16, 2015 - Brown Bag Workshop. Sarah Prescott, MSc Student, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Off highway vehicle use in the Crowsnest Pass of Alberta, Canada: valuation using count data and random utility travel cost models."

November 26, 2015 - Brown Bag Workshop. Brent Swallow, Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta.

December 4, 2015 - Department Seminar. Joseph Janzen, Assistant Professor, Montana State University. "The Effect of U.S. International Food Aid on Prices for Dry Peas and Lentils."

December 10, 2015 - Brown Bag Workshop. Maria Montengro, MSc Student, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Land Rights and Women's Empowerment in Rural Peru: New Insights from a Generalized Structural Equation Model (GSEM)."

Winter 2015

January 15, 2015. Geoff McCarney, Ph.D. Candidate, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. "Weather Index Insurance: Climate Risk & Credit Access for Smallholder Farmers"

January 29, 2015. Dana Andersen, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta. "Credit Constraints, Technology Upgrading, and the Environment"

February 4, 2015. (Wednesday). Takahiro Kubo, PhD candidate, Kyoto University. "Balancing conservation and recreation in human–wildlife conflicts: challenges of brown bear management in Japan"

March 5, 2015. Debra Davidson, Professor, REES, University of Alberta. “Assessing the Role of Urban Agriculture in Food Security and Urban Sustainability”

March 26, 2015. Chad Lawley, Assistant Professor, Department of Agribusiness & Agricultural Economics, University of Manitoba. "Spatial Interactions in Habitat Conservation: Evidence from Prairie Pothole Easements"

March 30, 2015 (Monday). Sean Cash, Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. "The Facebook Suicides: Using Second-Price Auctions to Determine Attachment and Addiction to Facebook"

Fall 2014

September 25, 2014. Sandeep Mohapatra, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Bargaining over household technology adoption."

October 9, 2014. Jürgen Meyerhoff, Research Associate, Technische Universität Berlin. "The evaluation of landscape externalities of renewable energy in Germany - accounting for spatial context in multilevel discrete choice models."

October 23, 2014. Sven Anders, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. " ‘Die Another Day’ – The Duration of EU Coffee Trade.”

November 6, 2014. Krisha Lim, MSc Student, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “How can we help farmers when they're already so clever? Adaptation and spatial effects.”

November 20, 2014. Malte Oehlmann, Research Associate – Chair in Environmental and Land Economics, Berlin Institute of Technology. “Uncovering Complexity-induced Status Quo Effects in Discrete Choice Experiments for Environmental Valuation?"

November 27, 2014. Jack Knetsch, Simon Fraser University. “Behavioural Economics Findings and the Choice of Measure and Policies."

Winter 2014

January 30, 2014. Henry An, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “Climate Change and Agricultural Efficiency: a Conditional Quantile Approach."

February 7, 2014. Anita Kozak, Assistant Lecturer and PhD candidate, Department of Institutional Management and Leadership, University of Debrecen, Hungary. “The significance of examination of onboarding process at enterprises in Hungary."

February 13, 2014. Istvan Kiss, PhD Candidate, Karoly Ihrig Doctoral School of Management and Business Administration, Faculty of Applied Economics and Rural Development, University of Debrecen, Hungary. “The importance of wheat sector in Hungary and the role of Hungarian wheat sector in global wheat production."

February 27, 2014. John Parkins, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “Justifying energy landscapes: Comparing the discursive underpinnings of energy production in Canada.”

March 6, 2014. Feng Qiu, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “Environmental Kuznets Curve: New Evidence from Modeling the Nonlinear Endogenous Long-Run Relationship between CO2 and GDP.“

March 13, 2014. Wijaya Dassanayake, PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “Household Innovations in Response to Climate Change: A Contingent Behavior Study of South African Households.”

March 20, 2014. Joel Gehman, Assistant Professor, Strategic Management and Organization Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta. “An Analysis of Cultural Vulnerability and Opportunity Exploitation in Marcellus Shale Drilling.”

March 26, 2014. Sylvie Charlot, Director of Research at INRA, Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory (GAEL), University of Grenoble. "Augmented and Unconstrained: Revisiting the Regional Knowledge Production Function."

March 27, 2014. Shari Clare, Founding Director and Senior Biologist, Fiera Biological Consulting. “Wetland Policy & Management in Alberta: Past performance and future opportunities."

April 3, 2014. Patrick Lloyd-Smith, PhD Student, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Endogeneity of Risk Perceptions in Water Expenditure Models."

Fall 2013

September 4, 2013. David Tindall, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia. "Social Networks and Attitudes Toward Climate Change Amongst Environmental Organization Members."

September 18, 2013. Wendy Umberger, Associate Professor, Director of Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide. "Diet and Nutrition Transition in Indonesia: What is the Role of the 'Supermarket Revolution'?"

September 19, 2013. Morteza Chalak, Assistant Professor, School of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Western Australia. "Stochastic Optimisation for Spatial Control of Invasive Species."

September 26, 2013. Feng Qiu, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Farmland Conversion and Fragmentation: A Case Study of Alberta, Canada."

October 10, 2013. Bruno Wichmann, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Women's Health: Presenting New Micro Data from Brazil."

October 24, 2013. Darren Haarsma, M.Sc. candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Spatial Modeling of Agricultural Land Conversion in Alberta: Preliminary Results."

November 8, 2013. Peter Boxall, Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Improved Approaches for Increasing Beneficial Management Practice Adoption."

November 14, 2013. Mamta Vardhan, Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology and Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. "Social equity and behavioral implications of market based environmental conservation policies."

November 21, 2013. John Parkins, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. Title TBA.

November 22, 2013. John Kerr, Associate Professor, Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University. "The Influence of Short-Term Financial Incentives on Social Norms and Behaviors."

November 26, 2013. Alan P. Ker, Chair and Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Guelph. "Technological Change in Crop Yields."

November 27, 2013. Andrew Riseman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia. "The Birth and Rebirth of the UBC Farm."

December 4, 2013. Adam Loch, Early Career Development Fellow, School of Commerce, University of South Australia. Title TBA.

2013 ALES India Project Summer Lunch Seminar Series

June 18, 2013. Rhonda Breitkreuz, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta. "Exploring Policy Claims in Indian Social Policy."

June 25, 2013. Henry An, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Does payment type affect willingness-to-pay? Valuing new seed varieties in India"

July 9, 2013. Evan Miller-Tait, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Reconsidering Post Green Revolution Food Choices: New Processing Technologies and Food Security in India."

July 16, 2013. Anupreeti Ramados, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Biology, University of Alberta. "Gene expression of water stressed finger millet."

July 23, 2013. Simrat Minhas, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Assessing Healthy Dietary Diversity using Self Reported Production And Use Data from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Orissa, India."

July 30, 2013. Suraya Hudson, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "The social practices of knowledge mobilization for sustainable food production and provisioning among smallholder farmers and landless in Kolli Hills, India."

August 6, 2013. Sharon Paul, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Role of Home Gardens in Improving the Livelihood Status of the Household."

August 13, 2013. Tian Huang, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Agricultural, Food, & Nutritional Science, University of Alberta. "Factors affecting changes in food choices in Kolli Hills, India."

August 20, 2013. Judit Johny, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Analysis of the heterogenous impacts of APM project activities in building social capital."

August 27, 2013. Tina Harms, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. "Measuring the effects of various intercropping systems and fertility amendments to yield, crop quality and income as well as the physico-chemical properties of soil."

Winter 2013

March 28, 2013. Martino Pelli, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Alberta. "Does Quality of Electricity Matter? Evidence from Rural India."

April 11, 2013. Sven Anders, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Sticky Retail Prices, Quality Differentiation & Private Labels."