2001 - CAES Concentration Workshop Program

CAES-AAEA 2OO1 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CHICAGO, AUGUST 5-8 2001
CONFERENCE PROGRAM

INTERIM VERSION (June 15)
Locations of Venues to be added early July


Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday


Sunday August 5, 2001

Sunday 12:00-5:00 pm.

CAES Executive Meeting

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Monday August 6, 2001

Monday 10:00-11:30 am.

CAES Selected Papers Session 1

POLICY ISSUES

Chair

Robert Romain - Laval University

Presentations

A Dynamic Analysis of Lump Sum Farm Subsidies
James Vercammen - University of British Columbia

Agricultural Research Policy in Canada: Past Experience and Future Direction
Richard Gray and Stavroula Malla - University of Saskatchewan

An Evaluation of the Western Grain Transportation Reform Package
Shelley J. Thompson - SJT Solutions, Saskatchewan
David Spearin - Logistics Marketing Service, Saskatchewan.

The Viability of Short Line Railways on the Canadian Prairies
James Nolan, M. Khakbazan, Richard Gray and Murray Fulton - University of Saskatchewan.

Monday 2:00-3:30 pm.

CAES Selected Papers Session 2

MITIGATING POLLUTION: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

Chair

Larry Martin - George Morris Centre

Presentations

Pollution Abatement and Productivity Performance of Regional Canadian Pulp and Paper Industries
Atakelty Hailu and Terry S. Veeman - University of Alberta.

Environmental and Farm-Level Effects of Manure Legislation
Alfons J. Weersink - University of Guelph
Greg deVos - Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Food and Rural Affairs and Peter Stonehouse - University of Guelph.

A Dynamic Model of Environmental Performance Standards
Lorie Srivastava and Sandra S. Batie - Michigan State University.

Manure Management in a Region of Intensive Livestock Production
Elwin G. Smith and Gordon Card - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Station.

Monday 2:00-3:30 pm.

CAES Selected Papers Session 3

MODELLING BEHAVIOUR & DECISION MAKING IN FIRMS AND HOUSEHOLDS

Chair

Murray Fulton - University of Saskatchewan

Presentations

The Application of Agent-Based Methods to Structural Change in Agricultural Markets
Desmond Ng - University of Alberta, Randall Westgren
Steven Sonka - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Factors Affecting Choice of Pricing and Payment Practices by Traditional Marketing and New Generation Cooperatives
James R. Unterschultz and Rajendra Gurung - University of Alberta

Household Decisions for Shared Goods: Bargained or Not?
Donna Dosman and Wiktor Adamowicz - University of Alberta.

Adoption of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard by Canadian Organizations
Emmaneul K. Yiridoe - Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Geb Marret - Dalhousie University
J. Steven Clark - Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Robert Gordon - Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Peter Duinker - Dalhousie University.

Monday 2:00-3:30 pm.

CAES/AAEA Invited Paper Sessions

State Trading Enterprises and WTO Negotiations: A Review of the State of Play

Moderator

Michelle Veeman, University of Alberta

Presentations

State Trading Enterprises: Some Legal and Conceptual Issues
Steve McCorriston, University of Exeter; Donald MacLaren, University of Melbourne

The Potential Impact of STEs on World Markets: The Exporting Country Case
Colin Carter, University of California-Davis

The Potential Impact of STEs on World Markets: The Importing Country Case
Will Martin, The World Bank

Discussant

Tim Josling, Stanford University

Monday 4:15-5:45 pm.

Selected Papers Session 4

ENVIRONMENTAL & RESOURCE ECONOMICS

Chair

Terry S. Veeman - University of Alberta

Presentations

Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Techniques in Zimbabwe: A Duration Analysis
Lorraine N. Dzuda and Grant K. Hauer - University of Alberta.

Cultural Approaches to Abate Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater: The Economics of Coffee Production Alternatives in Costa Rica
Teresa DeMarco and Theodore M. Horbulyk - University of Calgary.

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations in Canadian Agriculture
Marian L. Weber and Grant K. Hauer - University of Alberta.

The Forthcoming Alaskan Wildlife Preserve Debate: Estimates of Canadian Existence Values for Preserving Northern Caribou Herds
Kim Rollins - University of Guelph, Peter Boxall - University of Alberta
David Webb - University of Guelph.

Monday 5:30-6:45 pm.

CAES PRESIDENTIAL & FELLOWS ADDRESSES

Presidential Address:
Murray Fulton, University of Saskatchewan

Fellows Address:
Publicly Funded Research in Agriculture: Time for a Shift in Paradigm
Kurt Klein, University of Lethbridge

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Tuesday August 7, 2001

Tuesday 8:00 am.

CAES BUSINESS MEETING

Tuesday 10:00-11:30 am.

CAES Selected Papers Session 5

ECONOMICS OF FOOD AND HEALTH

Chair

Jill E. Hobbs - University of Saskatchewan

Presentations

An Economic Analysis of Consumer Demand for Anti-Cancer Fruits and Vegetables in Quebec and Canada
Gale E. West, Jean Robitaille and Marie Lachance - Laval University.

The Significance of Health Information on Wine Demand: The Case of Ontario
Brenda J. Dyack - University of Guelph and Ellen Goddard - University of Alberta.

Health Risk, Information, and the Canadian Decision to Healthy Eating
Kevin Z. Chen - University of Alberta.

Information Asymmetries and Consumption Decisions in Organic Food Product Markets
Konstantinos Giannakas - University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Tuesday 10:00-11:30 am.

CAES Selected Papers Session 6

TIME SERIES MODELS AND EFFICIENCY MEASUREMENT

Chair

James Nolan - University of Saskatchewan

Presentations

Second Moment Measures of Time Series non-Stationarity
with Applications to Weather Data
J. Stephen Clark, Emmanuel Yiridoe, T. Astatkie and Betina Brown, Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Random Walks and Fractal Structure in Futures Markets
Calum G. Turvey - University of Guelph

Measuring Firm's Efficiency Using Non-Parametric Frontier Functions: A Study of the Response Transformation Models
Morteza Haghiri - University of Saskatchewan

The Effect of Functional Form Specification in Stochastic Production Frontier Efficiency Estimation: A Monte Carlo Investigation
Msafiri D. Mbaga, Robert Romain and Bruno Larue - Laval University

Tuesday 10:00-11:30 pm.

CAES/AAEA Invited Paper Sessions

Re-Evaluting the NAFTA: Identifying Directions for New Research

Moderator

Karl Meilke - University of Guelph

Presentations

Broadening the Nafta: Key Issues from a Canadian Perspective
Richard Barichello, University of British Columbia

Deepening the NAFTA: An Empirical Assesment of a North American Customs Union
Karen Huff, University of Guelph
Karl Meilke, University of Guelph
Randy Wigle, Wilfrid Laurier University

Re-Working the NAFTA: Departures from Traditional Frameworks
Garth Holloway, International Livestock Research Instuitute

Re-Evaluating the NAFTA: Synthesis and Discussion
Marinos Tsigas, USDA/ERS

Tuesday 12:00-1:30 pm.

CAES/AAEA Invited Paper Sessions

United Stated and Canadian Farm Policy and Rent-Seeking Behavior

Moderator

Hartlay Furtan, University of Saskatchewan

Presentations

Grain Policies: How Divergent are the Policies
Richard Gray, University of Saskatchewan
Andrew Schmitz, University of Florida

Supply Management: Where is it Heading?
Robert Romain, Laval University
Dan Sumner, University of California-Davis

Policy Divergence: Rent-Seeking Activity
Gordon Rausser, University of California-Berkeley
Kathy Baylis, University of California-Berkeley

Discussant

Harry DeGorter, Cornell University

Tuesday 2:00-3:30 pm.

CAES/AAEA Invited Paper Sessions

Safety Nets and Risk Management in Canada and the United States

Moderator

Brian Paddock, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Presentations

Canadian Safety Nets and Pressures for Change
David Culver, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Fidele Ndayisenga, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Margaret Zafirou, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

What Future for Agricultural Safety Net Programs?
Al Mussell, George Morris Centre
Larry Martin, George Morris Centre
Ken McEwan, Ridgetown College, University of Guelph
Randy Duffy Ridgetown College, University of Guelph

U.S. Farm Safety Nets and the 2000 Agriculture Risk Protection Act
Barry Goodwin, North Carolina State University

Joint Private and Public Sector Involvement in Safety-Nets with an Empirical Analysis form the U.S. Crop Insurance Program
Alan Ker, University of Arizona-Tucson

Discussant

Alan Barkema, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Tuesday 2:00-3:30 pm.

CAES Selected Papers Session 7

CONSUMER PREFERENCES AND DEMAND MEASUREMENT

Chair

Martin Rice - Canadian Pork Council

Presentations

Consumer Preferences for Bison Meat Attributes Using Conjoint Analysis
Kim Sanderson and Jill E. Hobbs - University of Saskatchewan.

Wholesalers' Preferences for Quality of Imported Chilled Beef in the Korean Beef Market
Renee B. Kim - University of Manitoba
Michele Veeman - University of Alberta.

Importance Rankings for Fresh Meat Attributes by Chinese Consumers: The Cases of Hangzhou and Shanghai
Lucy X. Miao and Kevin Z. Chen - University of Alberta.

Model Choice in Estimating Demand in Canada
Scott D. Pellow and John A.L. Cranfield - University of Manitoba.

Tuesday 2:00-3:30 pm.

CAES Selected Papers Session 8

DAIRY AND CATTLE INDUSTRY ISSUES

Chair

Glenn Fox - University of Guelph

Presentations

The Bid Price for Dairy Quota
Calum G. Turvey and Alfons J. Weersink - University of Guelph.

An Economic Analysis of the Effects of the World Trade Organization Dairy Dispute Settlement on the Ontario Dairy Industry
Heather Kuntz and Rakhal Sarker - University of Guelph.

The Economics of Controlling Dairy Disease
Alfons J. Weersink, Junwook Chi - University of Guelph and John VanLeeuwen - University of Prince Edward Island.

Nonlinear Dynamics in the Western Canadian Cattle Market: Evidence and Implications of a Possible Chaotic Behaviour
Mohammad Mahbobi, Kien Tran and Hartley Furtan - University of Saskatchewan.

Tuesday 4:14-5:45 pm.

CAES Selected Papers Session 9

BIOTECHNOLOGY: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE, CONSUMER RESPONSES AND PRODUCER RETURNS

Chair

Won K. Koo - North Dakota State

Presentations

Transaction Costs, Patent Scope and the Structure of the Biotechnology Industry
Amalia Yiannaka and Murray Fulton - University of Saskatchewan.

Genetically Modified Foods: Consumers' Attitudes and Labelling Issues
Diane McCann, Michele Veeman, and Wiktor Adamowicz - University of Alberta.

Market Effects of Genetic Modification
Murray Fulton - University of Saskatchewan and Konstantinos Giannakas - University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The Impact of Global Technology on Domestic Returns: Lessons from the Canola Industry
Lynette Keyowski - University of Saskatchewan.

Tuesday 6:00 pm.

AWARDS BANQUET

Tuesday 8:30-11:00 pm.

CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES REUNION

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Wednesday August8, 2001

Wednsday 10:00-11:30 am.

CAES Selected Papers Session 10

CANADIAN AND U.S. AGRICULTURAL TRADE AT THE TURN OF A NEW CENTURY: GRAVITY MODELS

Chair

Jill E. Hobbs - University of Saskatchewan

Presentations

Methodological Issues in Gravity Model Analysis, with Applications to Canadian Pork and Lentil Trade
Erica Vido and Barry E. Prentice - University of Manitoba.

Disaggregating the 'Border Effect': What Can We Learn from U.S. Commodity Flow Data?
Russell Hillberry - U.S. International Trade Commission.

North American Agricultural Trade in an Era of Multiple Trade Agreements: A Gravity Model Analysis
Mary E. Burfisher, Daniel Pick, Greg Pompelli and Steven Zahniser - USDA, ERS.

Wednesday 10:00-11:30 pm.

CAES/AAEA Invited Paper Sessions

System Costs, Firm Strategy, Information Technology and International Trade Aspects of Identity Preservation

Moderator

Thomas Sporleder, The Ohio State University

Presentations

Identity Preservation and International Trade: Issues and Harmonization Across National Boundaries
Jill Hobbs, University of Saskatchewan
William Kerr, University of Saskatchewan
Peter Phillips, Unviersity of Saskatchewan

Costs of Identity Preservation in the Global Food System
Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, University of Missouri

Information Technology Aspects of Identity Preservation
Steve Sonka, University of Illinois

Firm Strategic Decisions Regarding Identity Preservation
Thomas Sporleder, The Ohio State University
Peter Goldsmith, University of Illinois

Discussants

Kenneth Harling, Wilfrid Laurier University
Larry Martin, University of Guelph

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