Feng Qiu

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

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology
Email
feng.qiu@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0816
Address
509 General Services Building
9007 - 116 St NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2H1

Overview

About

Dr. Feng Qiu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta (UofA). She received her Ph.D. in Economics (minor in Statistics) from North Carolina State University in 2012. Dr. Qiu’s research interests focus on land use, bioenergy, price and market, and food environments. As an applied economist, most of her work uses statistical and econometric analysis to solve practical problems that have significant impacts on policy and business decisions. Completed and ongoing projects include assessing the biomass availability and accessibility in Canadian Prairies, investigating market integration between agricultural, forest, traditional fuel and bioenergy markets, analyzing agricultural land loss and land fragmentation in Alberta, and many more. 


Research

Research Interests

  • Bio-energy
  • Land use
  • Local food and food access
  • Price and market analysis 



Teaching

AREC 513 Econometric Applications (graduate level)

AREC 460 / 560 /660 Land Use Economics (under and graduate levels)

AREC 433 / 633 Financial Management in Resource Industries (under and graduate levels)

Courses

AREC 433 - Financial Management in Resource Industries

Recent theoretical and empirical developments in finance are applied to natural resource industries including agribusiness, farming, forestry and food. Emphasis on capital budgeting, financial risk, and associated topics for long run investment planning in smaller business enterprises. Prerequisite: AREC 200, AREC 365, ECON 281, or FIN 301.

Fall Term 2022

AREC 460 - Land Use Economics

This course introduces concepts and methods employed in the economics of land use and land use change. Topics include: theoretical and empirical analysis of determinants and drivers of land use and land use change; environmental and socioeconomic consequences of land use change; the role of governments in managing land use decisions; and spatial analysis in land use research. Prerequisite: ECON 101 and (AREC 313, ECON 399, or STAT 378).

Winter Term 2023

AREC 513 - Econometric Applications

Econometric theory, multiple linear regression analysis and interpretation, simultaneous equation estimation, qualitative choice models, time series analysis, applications of econometric techniques to resource and agricultural economic problems. Prerequisite: Intermediate course in statistics or econometrics.

Fall Term 2022 Fall Term 2022

AREC 560 - Land Use Economics

This course introduces concepts and methods employed in the economics of land use and land use change. Topics include: theoretical and empirical analysis of determinants and drivers of land use and land use change; environmental and socioeconomic consequences of land use change; the role of governments in managing land use decisions; and spatial analysis in land use research. Not to be taken if credit received for AREC 460. Prerequisites: ECON 101 and (AREC 313, STAT 378, or ECON 399), or consent of instructor.

Winter Term 2023

AREC 633 - Financial Management in Resource Industries

Recent theoretical and empirical developments in finance are applied to natural resource industries including agribusiness, farming, forestry and food. Emphasis on capital budgeting, financial risk, and associated topics for long run investment planning in smaller business enterprises. Not to be taken if credit received for AREC 433. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Fall Term 2022

AREC 660 - Land Use Economics

This course introduces concepts and methods employed in the economics of land use and land use change. Topics include: theoretical and empirical analysis of determinants and drivers of land use and land use change; environmental and socioeconomic consequences of land use change; the role of governments in managing land-use decisions; and spatial analysis in land-use research. Not to be taken if credit received for AREC 460. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Winter Term 2023

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Publications

A spatial difference-in-differences approach to evaluate the impact of light rail transit on property values

Author(s): Qiu, F. and Q. Tong
Publication Date: 6/1/2021
Publication: Economic Modelling
Volume: 99
Page Numbers: 105496
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0264999321000857

Volatility Spillovers between Food and Fuel Markets: Do Administrative Regulations Affect the Transmission?

Author(s): H. An, F. Qiu, and J. Rude
Publication Date: 5/27/2021
Publication: Economic Modelling
Page Numbers: 105552
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0264999321001413

Potential ethanol biorefinery sites based on agricultural residues in Alberta, Canada: A GIS approach with feedstock variability

Author(s): Yanan Zheng, Claire A Doll, Feng Qiu, Jay A Anderson, Grant Hauer, MK Luckert
Publication Date: 4/1/2021
Publication: Biosystems Engineering
Volume: 204
Page Numbers: 223-234
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1537511021000118

Identifying the effects of a land-use policy on willingness to pay for open space using an endogenous switching regression model

Author(s): Yangzhe Cao, Brent Swallow, Feng Qiu
Publication Date: 3/1/2021
Publication: Land use policy
Volume: 102
Page Numbers: 105183
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0264837720325217

Co-movement of Prices between Biofuel Co-products in Canada: Ethanol, Electricity, and Pellets

Author(s): Claire Doll, Grant Hauer, Feng Qiu, Martin K Luckert
Publication Date: 12/18/2020
Publication: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Page Numbers: In press
External Link: https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfr-2020-0109

Bioenergy in the Canadian Prairies: Assessment of accessible biomass from agricultural crop residues and identification of potential biorefinery sites

Author(s): Yanan Zheng, Feng Qiu
Publication Date: 9/1/2020
Publication: Biomass and Bioenergy
Volume: 140
Page Numbers: 105669
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0961953420302038

Population growth and land development: Investigating the bi-directional interactions

Author(s): Tong, Q and F. Qiu
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Publication: Ecological Economics
Volume: 169
Page Numbers: 106505
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0921800919302708

Neighbourhood food environments revisited: When food deserts meet food swamps

Author(s): Yang, M, H. Wang, and F. Qiu
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Publication: The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe canadien
Volume: 64
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 135-154
External Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cag.12570

Examining volatility dynamics, spillovers and government water recovery in Murray-Darling Basin water markets

Author(s): Alec Zuo, Feng Qiu, Sarah Wheeler
Publication Date: 11/1/2019
Publication: Resource and Energy Economics
Volume: 58
Page Numbers: 101113
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0928765518304585

The built environment of schools: Access to unhealthy food outlets and outdoor recreational facilities

Author(s): Meng Yang, Haoluan Wang, Feng Qiu
Publication Date: 4/1/2019
Publication: Cities
Volume: 87
Page Numbers: 229-237
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S026427511830369X

Price Volatility Spillovers along the Canadian Cattle Supply Chain

Author(s): Zhen, M., J. Rude, and F. Qiu
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
Issue: 66
Page Numbers: 209-229
External Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cjag.12146

Spatial disparities in neighborhood public tree coverage: Do modes of transportation matter?

Author(s): Wang, H and F. Qiu
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Issue: 29
Page Numbers: 58-67
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1618866717301760

Assessing Neighbor and Population Growth Influences on Agricultural Land Conversion

Author(s): Haarsma, D. & F. Qiu
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 21-41
External Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12061-015-9172-0

Investigation of the Dynamics of Agricultural Land at the Urban Fringe: A Comparison of Two Peri-Urban Areas in Canada

Author(s): Wang, H. & F. Qiu
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: The Canadian Geographer
Volume: 61
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 457-470
External Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cag.12389/abstract

Investigating the Impact of Agricultural Land Losses on Deforestation: Evidence from a Peri-urban Area in Canada

Author(s): Wang, H., and F. Qiu
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Ecological Economics
Volume: 139
Page Numbers: 9-18
External Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800916307406

Loss or Gain: A Spatial Regression Analysis of Switching Land Conversion between Agriculture and Natural Land

Author(s): Wang, H., F. Qiu and X. Ruan
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Volume: 221
Issue: 222-234
External Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880916300536

The Effects of Environmental and Socio-Economic Factors on Land-Use Changes.

Author(s): Ruan, X., F. Qiu and M. Dyck
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188
Volume: 8
Issue: 1-31
External Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-016-5450-9

The Role of Socio-economic Status and Spatial Effects on Fresh Food Access: Two Case Studies in Canada

Author(s): Wang, H., L. Tao, F. Qiu and W. Lu
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Applied Geography
Volume: 67
Page Numbers: 27-38
External Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014362281530028X

How Do Export Controls Affect Price Transmission and Volatility Spillovers in the Ukrainian Wheat and Flour Markets?

Author(s): An, H., F. Qiu and Y. Zheng
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Food Policy
Volume: 62
Page Numbers: 142-150
External Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919216300719

Fresh Food Access Revisited

Author(s): Wang, H. & F. Qiu
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning
Volume: 51
Page Numbers: 64-73
External Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275115300184

Extreme Dependence in Price Transmission Analysis

Author(s): Qiu, F. & J. Rude
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Applied Economics
Volume: 48
Issue: 46
Page Numbers: 4379-4392
External Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00036846.2016.1158916

Export Restrictions and Smooth Transition Cointegration: Export Quotas for Wheat in Ukraine

Author(s): Götz, L., F. Qiu, J.P., Gervais and T. Glauben
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume: 67
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 398-419
External Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1477-9552.12149/abstract

Examining Hardwood Pulp and Ethanol Prices for Improved Plantations in Canada

Author(s): Work, J., F. Qiu and M.K. Luckert
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Forest Policy and Economics
Volume: 70
Page Numbers: 9-15
External Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389934116300934

Impacts of Fragmentation and Neighbor Influence on Farmland Conversion

Author(s): Qiu, F, L. Laliberte, B. Swallow, and S. Jeffrey
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Land Use Policy
Volume: 48
Page Numbers: 482-294
External Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837715002021

Do Food Deserts Exist in Calgary, Canada?

Author(s): Lu, W. & F. Qiu
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: The Canadian Geographer
Volume: 59
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 267-282

Can Community Gardens and Farmers Markets Relieve Food Desert Problems? A Study of Edmonton, Canada

Author(s): Wang, H., F. Qiu and B. Swallow
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Applied Geography
Volume: 55
Page Numbers: 127-137
External Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0143622814002112

An Empirical Investigation of the Linkages between Government Payments and Leasing Arrangements

Author(s): Qiu, F, B. K. Goodwin and J.P. Gervais
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Volume: 36
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 536–551
External Link: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/119179/2/JARE,Dec2011,_7,%20Gervais.pdf