2008 - CAES Workshop

What Makes Agricultural Economics Research Relevant for Policy Advice?

When October 24-25, 2008 (Friday-Saturday)
Location Ottawa, Ontario (Minto Suite Hotel)

The registration fee is $100. Registration includes two breakfasts, one lunch and three refreshment breaks.

Website http://www.kis.usask.ca/CAESWorkshop.html

Agricultural economics researchers have a long history of undertaking policy-relevant research. The objective of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to enhance the discussion between agricultural economics researchers and organizations that use their research for policy development. The workshop will feature Canadian and international speakers, providing insights on what makes agricultural economics research relevant for policy advice.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Joanna Hewitt (former Secretary, Australia's Department of Agriculture)
  • J.B. Penn (Chief Economist, Deere and Company)
  • Alex McCalla (Professor Emeritus, University of California)
  • David Pannell (Professor, University of Western Australia)
  • Judy Watling (Policy Research Initiative)
  • Barry Wilson (The Western Producer)
  • Gaëtan Lussier (Chair, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute)
  • Richard Gray (Professor, University of Saskatchewan)
  • Kurt Klein (Professor, University of Lethbridge)
  • Bruno Larue (Professor, Laval University)
  • John Cranfield (Associate Professor, University of Guelph)
  • Douglas Hedley (Consultant)
  • Bill Leask (Executive Vice President, Canadian Seed Trade Association)
  • Gilbert Lavoie (Chief Economist, Union des Producteurs Agricoles)
  • Tom Shenstone (Director General, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Cameron Short (Executive Director, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Dave Hope (Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs)
  • Matt McCandless (International Institute for Sustainable Development)
  • Rick Bates (Canadian Wildlife Federation)
  • Lorne Hepworth (CropLife Canada)
  • David Sparling (University of Guelph)
  • Tulay Yildirim (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Wayne Jones (OECD)

Who should attend:
Individuals from academia, policy think tanks, consulting firms, agriculture interest groups, NGOs, governments and other institutions who have an interest in seeing agricultural economics research being as relevant as possible for policy advice.

Poster presentations:
Researchers and graduate students are encouraged to display recent policy-relevant research posters.