Sven Anders

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology
Email
anders1@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-5453
Address
5-23 General Services Building
9007 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H1

Overview

About

Job/Research Area 

I am agricultural economics with research and teaching interests in the economics of food systems, supply chains and agri-food trade. My research has studied consumer preferences and firm behaviour in the context of food quality and safety, product differentiation and competition in grocery retailing and the impacts of food standards in international agri-food marketing and trade. Extensive travels in Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia as a student and collaborative work with colleagues around the world fuel my curiosity about the many and important roles agriculture, food, energy and climate change play in today’s world. Experiences I have made across different climate zones, production systems and cultures influence research on better understanding food systems in terms of their economics and the behaviour of the people engaged in them. 

  • Food Economics
  • Agri-food Value Chains
  • Standards in International Trade

Research

Research Interests 

  • Economics of food systems and supply chains
  • Consumer preferences for innovations in food quality, nutrition and health
  • Grocery retail product differentiation and private label development
  • Development and impact of food quality and safety standards in international trade
  • Public perceptions and the economics of energy transition 

Teaching

AREC 382 - The Economics of Food System, Distribution and Supply

AREC 384 - Current Economic Issues for Agriculture and Food

AREC 323 - Introduction to Management for Agri-Food, Environmental, and Forestry Businesses

AREC 423 - Advanced Management Methods and Applications for Agri-Food, Environmental and Forestry Businesses

Publications

Gaining Acceptance of Novel Plant Breeding Technologies.

Author(s): Anders, S., Cowling, W., Pareek, A., Jagadis Gupta, K., Singla-Pareek, S.L., and Foyer, C.H.
Publication Date: 8/10/2021
Publication: Trends in Plant Science
Volume: 26
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 575-587
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2021.03.004

Differentiation and Cost Pass-Through: Idiosyncratic versus Common Cost Shocks.

Author(s): Bittmann, T., J.-P. Loy, S. Anders.
Publication Date: 7/8/2021
Publication: Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Volume: 64
Page Numbers: 1184-1209
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8489.12399

Innovative plant breeding could deliver crop revolution.

Author(s): Anders, S., A. Pareek, S.L. Singla-Pareek, K.J. Gupta and C. Foyer.
Publication Date: 2/17/2021
Publication: Nature
Volume: 577
Page Numbers: 622
DOI: 10.1038/d41586-020-00186-2

Effects of the FDA's sodium reduction strategy in the U.S. market for chip products.

Author(s): Staudigel, M. and S. Anders. 2020.
Publication Date: 9/16/2020
Publication: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Volume: 173
Page Numbers: 216-238
DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2020.03.006

Examining the Canada-China Agri-Food Trade Relationship: Firms, Trading Partners, and Trading Volumes.

Author(s): Xie, C. J. Gao, J. Grant & S. Anders.
Publication Date: 10/15/2018
Publication: Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume: 66
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 539-555
DOI: 10.1111/cjag.12172

Quality, Sourcing, and Asymmetric Exchange Rate Pass-Through into U.S. Coffee Imports

Author(s): Anders, S., S. Fedoseeva
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Volume: 42
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 372-385
External Link: http://www.waeaonline.org/UserFiles/file/JARESeptember20175Anders372-385withSupplement.pdf

The Impact of Nutritional Supplement Intake on Diet Behavior and Obesity Outcomes

Author(s): Anders, S., C. Schroeter
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: PLoS ONE
Volume: 12
Issue: 10
Page Numbers: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185258
External Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185258

Food Scandals, Media Attention and Habit Persistence among Desensitised Meat Consumers

Author(s): Rieger, J., C. Kuhlgatz, S. Anders
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Food Policy
Volume: 64
Page Numbers: 82-92
External Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919216303487

Social Consumption and Price Rigidity of Quality-tier Differentiated Private Labels

Author(s): Anders, S. and M. Beye
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Applied Economics Letters
Volume: 22
Issue: 11
Page Numbers: 911-915
External Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504851.2014.987910

The Economics of Health and Vitamin Consumption

Author(s): Schroeter, C., S. Anders, and A. Carlson
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy
Volume: 35
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 125-149

Third-Party Certification, Food Standards and Quality Assurance in Supply Chains

Author(s): Souza Monteiro, D. and S. Anders
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Journal on Chain and Network Science
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 83-88

Standards-as-Barriers versus Standards-as-Catalysts: Assessing the Impact of HACCP Implementation

Author(s): Anders, S., J.A. Caswell
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume: 91
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 310-321
External Link: https://academic.oup.com/ajae/article-abstract/91/2/310/76775

Effects of the FDA's sodium reduction strategy in the U.S. market for chip products

Author(s): Staudigel, M. and S. Anders
Publication: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.
Volume: 173
Page Numbers: 216-238
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016726812030072X?dgcid=coauthor

The roles of pollution concerns and environmental knowledge in making green food choices: Evidence from Chinese consumers

Author(s): Tong, Q., S. Anders, J. Zhang & L. Zhang
Publication: Food Research International
Volume: 130
Issue: 108881

Solar technology adoption intention is strengthened with knowledge, public engagement and exposure to renewable energy technology

Author(s): Parkins J.R., C. Rollins, S. Anders, L. Comeau
Publication: Energy Policy
Volume: 114
Page Numbers: 114-122

Just don’t call it climate change: Climate-skeptic farmer adoption of climate mitigative practices

Author(s): Davidson, D., C. Rollins, L. Lefsrud, S. Anders & A. Hamann
Publication: Environmental Research Letters
Volume: 30
Page Numbers: Open access

Innovative plant breeding could deliver crop revolution

Author(s): Anders, S., A. Pareek, S.L. Singla-Pareek, K.J. Gupta, C. Foyer
Publication: Nature
Volume: 577
Page Numbers: 622
External Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00186-2

Examining the Canada-China Agri-Food Trade Relationship: Firms, Trading Partners, and Trading Volumes.

Author(s): Xie C., J. Gao, J. Grant, S. Anders.
Publication: Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume: DOI: 10.1111/cjag.12172
Page Numbers: 1-23