Selected Publications

This paper examines the relationship between production efficiency and government program payments. First, we find evidence of heterogeneity in production efficiency across farms. Second, we find a negative correlation between production efficiency and the share and level of program payments. The result of this study underscores the importance of understanding the link between technical inefficiency and government payments.
Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2017

This paper examines the agglomeration hypothesis, which states that a firm’s productive efficiency is increased by closer proximity to other firms. Using a stochastic input distant function with heteroskedastic inefficiency effects, we find that the density of Ontario dairy farms has a significant positive economic effect on production efficiency. The finding has implications for understanding agricultural firm location and farmer-led efforts to preserve agricultural farming activities in specific locations.
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98:1055-1073, 2016

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. Asymmetric spot‐futures price adjustments in grain markets. Journal of Futures Markets, 2018.

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. The Impact of Market Intervention on Quota Mobility: The Case of the Ontario Dairy Industry. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65: 249-270., 2017.

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. Do Farm Support Programs Reward Production Inefficiency?. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2017.

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. Determinants of the Productivity of Teff in Ethiopia. The European Journal of Development Research, 25: 866-892., 2016.

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. The Impact of Local Ethanol Production on the Corn Basis in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65: 409-430, 2016.

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. Risk Attitudes, Social Interactions, and the Willingness to Pay for Genotyping in Dairy Production. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65: 249-270., 2016.

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. Agglomeration Effects in Ontario’s Dairy Farming. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98:1055-1073, 2016.

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. Improving sustainability of beef industry supply chains. British Food Journal, 118:(6): 1533-1552, 2016.

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. Efficiency and Regulation: A comparison of dairy farms in Ontario and New York States. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 45:103-115, 2015.

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. Empirical Analysis of Corn and Soybean Basis in Canada. Applied Economics 47(51): 5491-5509, 2015.

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  • FARE*6380 Applied Microeconomics
  • FARE*3310 Operations Management
  • FARE*4240 Futures and Options Markets

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