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Feb 13 2024

APEBC Webinar: The Political Economy of Supply Management in Canada

The Political Economy of Supply Management in Canada

Production, pricing, and trade of dairy and poultry products in Canada are regulated by a set of policies under the umbrella of supply management (SM). Supply management restricts farm-level output with production quotas, sets the prices farmers receive through an administrative process, and restricts imports with prohibitive import barriers. Supply management stands out among modern agricultural support and subsidy policies in its use of production controls and highly-distortionary trade policies, and SM’s policy tools generate unintended consequences including regressive distributional effects and persistent trade irritants with Canada’s trading partners. But SM remains popular with dairy and poultry producers, and most Canadians support preservation of the regime. Professor Cardwell will draw on his current and past research to discuss the economic effects of SM, and explain the political economy of SM’s persistence in the Canadian policy landscape.

Ryan_Cardwell Ryan Cardwell Professor, Department of Agribusiness & Agricultural Economics, University of Manitoba and Managing Editor at the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics

Ryan Cardwell is a Professor in the Department of Agribusiness & Agricultural Economics at the University of Manitoba, and is Managing Editor at the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. He has a MA (Economics) from UBC and a PhD (Agricultural Economics) from the University of Saskatchewan. Ryan’s research interests include the economics of food policy, international trade regulation, and international food aid. Current research topics include public support for economic policies, the effects of government regulations on firm-level productivity, and the effects of tariff barriers on international food aid. Ryan worked as a private-sector economist at Moody’s Analytics/ in Philadelphia prior to his PhD studies. He is currently on research study leave at UBC.

Event Details

Virtual: 10 am Pacific Standard Time / 1 pm Eastern Standard Time
Feb 13, 2024 10:00 - 11:00 PST

Event Registration Closed.

Public Attendee List

  • Crystal Arnburg
  • Crystal Arnburg
  • Christopher Kuchciak
  • Sonya Plater
  • Todd Godfrey
  • Sheila Rao
  • Bonnie Lemcke
  • John Hoicka
  • Alex Kraas
  • Agamani Chakrabarty
  • Alexander Jenkin
  • Morteza Nazari
  • Andrea Duncan
  • David Sevigny
  • Mike Brown
  • Charles St-Arnaud
  • Atousa Mirzaei-Rezaei
  • Ryan MacLeod
  • Rupert Allen
  • Steve Dorey
  • Melville McMillan
  • Susan Mowbray
  • Pushpa Kumari
  • Kate Wright
  • Marvin Cruz
  • Alex Ciappara
  • Kiefer Van Mulligen
  • Matthew Sebastiani
  • Angela Chen
  • Marina Savchenko
  • Raymon Kaduck
  • Mark Hayward
  • Dillan Jean Jacques
  • Aaron Sydor
  • Martin Rice
  • Fanny Siauw-Soegiarto
  • Julia Sekkel
  • Carla Stewart
  • Beverly Tennant
  • David Williams
  • David Amirault
  • Brandon Schaufele
  • Kenneth Matziorinis
  • Andrew Wong
  • Hayden Fox
  • Lois McNabb
  • Calinda Brown
  • Robin Shaban
  • Walker Mooney
  • Christopher Ragan
  • Beverly Tennant
  • Beverly Tennant
  • Régine Cléophat
  • Dominique Gagnon
  • Jing An
  • Yomara Calderon
  • Leila Bautista
  • Randall Bartlett
  • Paul Ferley
  • D. Christopher Lawless
  • marise Villeneuve
  • W. Gray Giovannetti
  • W. Gray Giovannetti
  • Timio Colistro
  • Ian Widgett
  • Christianah Adelekun
  • Andre Bastos