Henry An

Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate Studies), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology

Contact

Associate Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate Studies), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology
Email
henry.an@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3915
Address
551 General Services Building
9007 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H1

Overview

About

Job/Research Area

Agricultural Economics, Biotechnology, Food Economics


Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests

  • Agricultural technology adoption and disadoption
  • Consumer demand for genetically engineered foods
  • Food security and economic development
  • Industrial organization of food markets

Teaching

Current undergraduate courses: AREC 250 - Economic and Social Issues of Food Biotechnology (Winter)

Current graduate courses: AREC 533 - Production Economics (Fall)

Courses

AREC 250 - Social and Economic Issues of Food Biotechnology

This course will provide an introduction to the economics and business concepts in the biotechnology industry with an emphasis on food produced using genetic modification and other food technologies. The basic science behind GM foods will be discussed, but most of the material will focus on the social, economic, environmental, and legal issues surrounding GM foods. Key questions will be addressed using peer-reviewed literature and case studies, and the material will be presented from various disciplinary viewpoints.

Winter Term 2021
AREC 533 - Production Economics

Static and dynamic firm theory, production principles applied to resource use, resource and product combination, cost structure, uncertainty and expectations. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor. AREC 313 and ECON 481 recommended.

Fall Term 2020

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Publications

Technical Change and Productivity Growth in the Alberta Logging Industry
Author(s): Shuo Wang, Henry An
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Forest Policy and Economics
Volume: 102
Page Numbers: 130-137

How do Export Controls A ect Price Transmission and Volatility Spillovers in the Ukrainian Wheat and Flour Markets?
Author(s): Henry An, Feng Qiu, Yanan Zheng
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Food Policy
Volume: 62
Page Numbers: 142-150

Does Payment Type Affect Willingness-to-Pay? Valuing New Seed Varieties in India
Author(s): Fiona Hossack, Henry An
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Environment and Development Economics
Volume: 20
Page Numbers: 407-423

The Disadoption of rbST and its Economic Impact: A Switching Regression Approach
Author(s): Henry An
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy,
Volume: 35
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 528-549