Conference Highlights

CAES Preliminary Program

Overview of events, dates, times and locations as well as session details can be found in the CAES Preliminary Program. Please check back frequently as the information in the Program is not final.

CAES Plenary on Future Directions

Moderator: David Culver, CAES Membership Chair (AAFC)
Date: Friday, May 29, 2009
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Location: BA 1180

Presidential Address

Speaker: William Kerr (University of Saskatchewan)
Topic: What Is New in Protectionism? - Consumers, Cranks and Captives
Date: Friday, May 29, 2009
Time: 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: BA 1180

Fellows Address

Speaker: Bruce Huff
Topic: Making Doha More Developmentally-Friendly for Agriculture
Date: Friday, May 29, 2009
Time: 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: BA 1180

Annual Business Meeting

Date: Friday, May 29, 2009
Time: 4 pm - 5 pm
Location: BA 1180

Awards Banquet

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Hart House, University of Toronto

Symposia (Invited Speakers)

Session 8: The Economic Evolution of Supply Management Systems in Canada
Organizer: Al Mussell, George Morris Centre
Moderator: Richard Barichello, University of British Columbia
Date and Time: Friday, May 29, 2009, 10:30 am - 12 noon
Location: BA 2195
An Economic Model of Quota Credits for Turkey Exports in Canada Al Mussell, George Morris Centre
Supply Management and Niche Products: Understanding the Challenges Harry Stoddart, Stoddart Farms and Al Mussell, George Morris Centre
Policies for the Evolution of Supply Management in Canada Dave Hope, University of Guelph
Implication of Strategic Pricing of Milk According to End-Use Class Anatoliy Oginskyy, George Morris Centre and Al Mussell, George Morris Centre
Session 12: The Anticommons Problem and Potential Future Research, sponsored by KIS (Knowledge Impact in Society)
Organizers: Brady Deaton, University of Guelph, Murray Fulton, University of Saskatchewan, Richard Gray, University of Saskatchewan
Moderator: Murray Fulton, University of Saskatchewan
Date and Time: Saturday, May 30, 2009, 8:30 am - 10 am
Location: BA 2185
Introduction and purpose of symposium Brady Deaton, University of Guelph
Theory of the Anticommons Brady Deaton, University of Guelph
Anticommons and Genetic Improvement Richard Gray, University of Saskatchewan
Anticommons and Canadian Railways Murray Fulton, University of Saskatchewan
Session 17: Financial Crisis and Canadian Agriculture
Organizer: Kurt Klein, University of Lethbridge
Moderator: Danny Le Roy, University of Lethbridge
Date and Time: Saturday, May 30, 2009, 10:30 am - 12 noon
Location: BA 2195
Canadian agriculture and the financial crisis: Challenges for agricultural economists Kurt Klein and Danny Le Roy, University of Lethbridge
Impact of tight credit markets on grain marketing and merchandizing. Al Mussell, Tesfalidet Asfaha, and Larry Martin, George Morris Centre
Impacts of the financial crisis on Canadian dairy quota values. Rick Barichello, University of British Columbia
Discussants: Peter Hannam, High Line Seeds; Lynn Cohoe, Homeland Grain
Session 21: Innovation and the Canadian Agri-Food Sector
Organizer: John Cranfield, University of Guelph
Moderator: TBA
Date and Time: Saturday, May 30, 2009, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: BA 2195
Learning and the Optimal Timing of Targeted R&D Grants Jim Vercammen, University of British Columbia
A Review of Research on Food Processor Innovation in Canada Derek Brewin, University of Manitoba
Has the TRIPs Agreement Strengthened Protection of Intellectual Property Rights? A Dynamic Panel Investigation Ryan Cardwell, University of Manitoba and Pascal L. Ghazalian, University of Lethbridge
An Analysis of Innovation in the Canadian Bioproducts Industry Pamela Laughland, John Cranfield and David Sparling, University of Guelph
Discussant: Richard Gray, University of Saskatchewan