Research Team

  • Dr. Brady Deaton – Associate Professor, University of Guelph

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Brady Deaton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics at the University of Guelph. His research focuses on two key themes: Land and Property; and Food and Agricultural Standards. He currently directs the Greenbelt Project whose mission is to support the independent study of the economic effects of Ontario’s recently enacted Greenbelt.

He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, from Michigan State University, in 2002, and worked as a Post-Doctoral associate from 2002-2004 at the Institute for Food and Agricultural Standards at Michigan State University.

  • Dr. Alfons Weersink – Professor, University of Guelph

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Alfons Weersink is a Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics at the University of Guelph. His research focuses on the effect of technology and government policy on the decisions made by farmers and the resulting effect on agri-food markets and structure.

He received his Ph.D from Cornell University in 1989. He was raised on a cash crop/dairy farm near St. Mary’s, Ontario.

  • James Bryan – MSc. Candidate, University of Guelph