Dr. Morteza Haghiri

 


Associate Professor of Economics
Memorial University – Corner Brook
1 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
Canada A2H 6P9
Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext. 6145
Facsimile: (709) 639-8125

E-mail:
mhaghiri@mun.ca


Education 

Ph.D. (2003)    University of Saskatchewan, Canada (Department of Bioresource Policy, Business & Economics)
Dissertation:
Stochastic Non-Parametric Frontier Analysis in Measuring Technical Efficiency: A Case Study of the North American Dairy Industry

M.Sc. (1992)   University of Tehran / Iran (Department of Applied Economics)
Dissertation:
  The Relationship between Productivity and Farm Size in Araz Basin, Iran.

B.Sc. (1989)    University of Tehran/ Iran (Department of Applied Economics)


Academic Affiliation
2006–present     Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
2003-2006         Mount Allison University, Department of Economics, New Brunswick, Canada
1997-2003         University of Saskatchewan, Department of Bioresource Policy, Business & Economics, Saskatchewan, Canada
1985-1992               University of Tehran/Iran, Department of Applied Economics


Academic Positions

2009–present  Associate Professor, Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2006 – 2009   Assistant Professor, Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

2003 – 2006   Assistant Professor, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

2000 – 2003   Lecturer, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada


Research Interests

Applied Microeconomics

Economics of Food Safety and Traceability

Economics of Finance

International Trade Policy Education


Publications (Chapter[s] in Books)

 Hobbs, J. E., Sanderson, K. and M. Haghiri (2006), “Evaluating Willingness to Pay for Bison Attributes: An Experimental Auction Approach,” In Peter Boxall, Jim Unterschultz and Scott Jeffrey, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Calgary: Springer, pp.269-287.


Publications (in refereed Journals)

 Haghiri, M. (2010), “Consumer Perceptions of Environmentally Friendly Products in Newfoundland and Labrador,” Journal of Food Distribution Research (forthcoming).

Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2010), “A Nonparametric Extension of Generalized Quadratic Box-Cox Models in Measuring Technical Efficiency,” Applied Economics, Vol.42, No.1, pp.1-8.

Haghiri, M. (2010), “An Analysis of the Agritourism Industry in Western Newfoundland: Potentials & Impediments,” Journal of Tourism and Development Vol. 13/14, No.2, pp.587-596.

Haghiri, M., Hobbs, J. E. and M. L. McNamara (2009), “Assessing Consumer Preferences for Organically Grown Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in Eastern New Brunswick,” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Vol.12, No.4, pp.81-100.

 Sabau, G. and M. Haghiri (2008), “Households Willingness-to-Engage in Water Quality Projects: A Demand-Side Management Approach,” Water and Environment Journal, Vol.22, pp.168-176.

 Haghiri, M. and W. A. Kerr (2008), “A New Model of Education in International Trade Policy,” International Journal of the World Universities Forum, Vol. 2, No.1, pp.101-106.

 Haghiri, M. and M. L. McNamara (2007), “Predicting Consumers’ Acceptability of Pesticide-Free Fresh Produce in Canada’s Maritime Provinces,” Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, Vol. 19, No.4, pp.45-59.

 Hobbs, J. E., Sanderson, K. and M. Haghiri (2006), “Evaluating Willingness to Pay for Bison Attributes: An Experimental Auction Approach,” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol.54, No.2, pp.269-287.

 Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2005), “An Application of the Residual Deviance Analysis in Testing Input Separability Restrictions,” Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 12, No.12, pp.755-758. 

 Hobbs, J. E., Bailey, D., Dickinson, D. and M. Haghiri (2005), “Traceability in the Canadian Red Meat Sector: Do Consumers Care?” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol.53, No.1, pp.47-65.

 Karim, M. H. and M. Haghiri (2004), “Water-Reform Strategies in Iran’s Agricultural Sector,” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Vol.3, No.3, pp.327-346.

 Haghiri, M., Nolan, J. F. and K. C. Tran (2004), “Assessing the Impact of Economic Liberalization across Countries: A Comparison of Dairy Industry Efficiency in Canada and the United States,” Applied Economics, Vol.36, No.11, pp.1233-1243.

 Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2003), “A General Solution to Popper or Production,” Empirical Economics Letters, Vol.2, No.2, pp.51-73.

 Haghiri, M. and P. W. B. Phillips (2003), “The Impact of Globalization on Agricultural Biotechnology in Iran: A Model for Regional-Intellectual Property Rights,” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Vol.2, No.1, pp.27-53.

 Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2003), “Estimating Technical Efficiency of Ontario Dairy Producers using the Marginal-Integration Method,” Empirical Economics Letters, Vol.2, No.1, pp.1-18.

 Haghiri, M. (2002), “The Economic Impact of using Biotechnology in Agricultural Developing Economies,” Malaysian Journal of           Agricultural Economics, Vol.16.


Publications (in refereed Abstracts)

Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2003), “An Extension of the Generalized Quadratic Box-Cox Model using Response Transformation Models: A Case Study of Measuring Technical Efficiency of New York Dairy Producers,” Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol.28, No.3, p.652.

Haghiri, M., Furtan, H. W. and A. Simchi (2003), “Estimation of the Supply Response Model for the Canadian Prairie: An Application of the Minimum Expected Loss Approach,” Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol.28, No.3, p.654.

Haghiri, M. (1999), “Roles of Futures Markets in Agricultural Developing Economies,” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol.47, No.4, p.479.

Haghiri, M. and M. Mahbobi (1999), “Input Demand and Substitution in Saskatchewan Crop Production,” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol.47, No.4, p.477.


Publications (in refereed Proceedings)

 Haghiri, M., Karim, M. H. and H. A. Naroeikhandan (2005), “Globalization Impact on Asian Agriculture,” in Proceedings of  the 4th Conference of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) on New Challenges Facing Asian Agriculture under Globalization, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, August 20-22, pp.136-146.

Haghiri, M. (2001), “Transaction Costs Theory in Relation to the Theory of Intermediary Firms in the Agro-Biotech Market Products,” in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, Ravello, Naples, Italy, June 15-18.

Haghiri, M. and P. W. B. Phillips (2001), “Trade in the Market of Biotechnological Livestock Products and the Theory of Intermediary Firms,” in Proceedings of the first International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Symposium on Trade in Livestock Products, Auckland, New Zealand, January 18-19.

Haghiri, M. (2000), “Agricultural Biotechnology and the Theory of Contestable Markets,” in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on the Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ravello, Naples, Italy, August 24-28.


 Publications (Non-Refereed, Web-Based)

Haghiri, M. and P. W. B. Phillips (2008), “Trade in the Market of Biotechnological Livestock Products and the Theory of Intermediary Firms,” accessible from the World Wide Web at: http://purl.umn.edu/14542


Technical Papers (Unpublished)

 Haghiri, M. and P. W. B. Phillips (2007), “The Roles of Intermediary Firms in the Trade of GM Livestock Products,” Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada.:

 Tran, K. C. and M. Haghiri (2002), “Efficient Semi-parametric Estimation and Testing in Stochastic Production Frontier Models,” Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada. 


Papers in Review  

 Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2010), “Modeling Stochastic Semiparametric Frontiers using the Generalized Additive Theory,” Australian Economic Papers.

 Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2010), “Consumer Attitudes toward Mandatory Traceability and Labeling Systems for the Farmed Atlantic Salmon,” European Review of Agricultural Economics.

 Haghiri, M., Law, S. M. and J. F. Nolan (2010), Non-parametric Estimates of Technology using Generalized Additive Models: The Case of the Canadian Cable Television Industry,” Review of Applied Economics.

 Law, S. M., Haghiri, M. and J. F. Nolan (2009), “Determining the Relative Efficiency of Cancer Treatments in Nova Scotia using the patient as the unit of analysis,” Canadian Journal of Regional Science.  


 Working Papers

 Haghiri, M., Law, S. M., Nolan, J. F. and A. Simchi (2010), “Comparing Nonparametric to Parametric Interaction Terms in Generalized Additive Models: Production Technology in the Canadian Cable Television Industry,” Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Haghiri, M. (2010), “An Analysis of the Newfoundland and Labrador Agritourism Industry,” Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2009), “Consumer Attitudes toward Mandatory Traceability and Labeling Systems for Farmed Salmon in Newfoundland and Labrador,” Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Haghiri, M. (2009), “An Analysis of the Agritourism Industry in Western Newfoundland: Potentials & Impediments,” Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Haghiri, M. (2007), “Producers Willingness-to-Adopt New Technology: A Case Study of Canola Producers in Manitoba,” Department of Economics, Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (in process).

 Haghiri, M. and P. W. B. Phillips (2007), “The Conjectural Variations Approach and the Model of Regional-Intellectual Property Rights: A Case Study for Iran,” Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (in process).

 Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2006), “On the Estimation of Stochastic Semiparametric Frontiers in Measuring Technical Efficiency,” Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2006), An Application of the Minimum Expected Loss Approach in Estimating Supply Response Models,” Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Law, S. M., Haghiri, M. and J. F. Nolan (2004), “The Efficiency of Chemotherapy: DEA with the Patient as the Decision-Making Unit,” Department of Economics, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada.

 Haghiri, M., Law, S. M. and J. F. Nolan (2004), “Input Separability in the Canadian Cable Television Industry: An Application of Generalized Additive Models,” Working Paper No. 2004-3, University of New Brunswick – Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

 Haghiri, M. and H. W. Furtan (2003), “Impact of the 2002 U.S. Farm Bill on the Prairie Feed Grain Industry,” Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 Haghiri, M., Karim, M. H. and H. A. Naroeikhandan (2002), “Globalization Impact on Asian Agriculture,” Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 Haghiri, M. (2000), “Estimating Technical Efficiency of Dairy Producers: An Analysis of Stochastic Semi-Parametric Frontier Approach,” Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 Haghiri, M. (2000), “A General Framework for Forecasting Futures Market Prices: A Case Study of Nonparametric Regression Analysis,” Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada. 


Selected Presentations (1999-2010)

Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2010), “An Application of Spline Smoothing in Estimating Semiparametric Stochastic Frontier Models,” North American Productivity Workshop VI (NAPW VI), Rice University, Houston, Texas, June 2-5.

Haghiri, M., Law, S. M., Nolan, J. F. and A. Simchi (2010), “Comparing Nonparametric to Parametric Interaction Terms in Generalized Additive Models: Production Technology in the Canadian Cable Television Industry,” Canadian Economics Association 44th Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, May 28-30.

Haghiri, M. (2010), “An Analysis of the Agritourism Industry in Western Newfoundland: Potentials & Impediments,” INVTUR 2010 – Tourism Research: State of the Art and Future Perspectives, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, March 10-13.

Haghiri, M. (2009), “Consumer Attitudes toward a Mandatory Traceability and Labeling System for Farmed Salmon in Newfoundland and Labrador,” Grenfell Seminar Series, Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, September 21.

Haghiri, M. (2009), “Traceability in the Newfoundland and Labrador Seafood Sector: Evidence of Consumer Preferences in the Salmon Industry,” TRACE R&D 2009 Conference, Canada’s Industry-Government Advisory Committee on Traceability, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, June 2–3.

Haghiri, M. (2009), “The Status Quo of the Agritourism Industry in Western Newfoundland: Plan for Future,” Socio-Economic Conference 2009 Statistics Canada, Palais des congrès de Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, May 4–5.

Haghiri, M. (2008), “The Necessity of Revising Economics Curricula in Canada: Where Do We Stand on International Trade Policy?” Atlantic Canada Economics Association 36th Annual Conference, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 24–26.

Haghiri, M. and W. A. Kerr (2008), “A New Model of Education in International Trade Policy,” The World Universities Forum, Davos, Switzerland, January 31 – February 2. 

Haghiri, M. (2007), “Preparation for Joining the Global Market: Is Iran Ready to be a Member of the World Trade Organization?” The 6th Iranian Agricultural Economics Conference, Ferdowsi University, Mashad, Iran, 30-31 October.

Haghiri, M., Hobbs, J. E. and M. L. McNamara (2006), “Assessing Consumer Preferences for Organically Grown Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in Maritimes,” Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) 1st Annual Meeting, York University, Toronto, Ontario, June 1-2.     

Haghiri, M. (2005), “Dairy Industry in Canada: An Overview,” Mount Allison University Alumni Annual Seminar Series, New Brunswick, Canada, February 9.

Law, S. M., Haghiri, M. and J. F. Nolan (2004), “The Efficiency of Chemotherapy: DEA with the Patient as the Decision-Making Unit,” Atlantic Canada Economics Association 33rd Annual Conference, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, October 14-17.  

Haghiri, M., Law, S. M. and J. F. Nolan (2004), “Input Separability in the Canadian Cable Television Industry: An Application of Generalized Additive Models,” Canadian Economics Association 38th Annual Meeting, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, June 4-6.

Karim, M. H. and M. Haghiri (2003), “Water-Reform Challenges in Iran,” Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Annual Meeting joint with The American Agricultural Economics Association, Montreal, Quebec, July 27-30.

Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2003), “An Extension of the Generalized Quadratic Box-Cox Model using Response Transformation Models: A Case Study of Measuring Technical Efficiency of New York Dairy Producers,” Western Agricultural Economics Association Conference, Denver, Colorado, July 11-15. 

Haghiri, M., Furtan, H. W. and A. Simchi (2003), “Estimation of Supply Response Model for the Canadian Prairie: An Application of the Minimum Expected Loss Approach,” Western Agricultural Economics Association Conference, Denver, Colorado, July 11-15.

Haghiri, M. (2003), “Stochastic Semi-Parametric Frontier Analysis in Measuring Technical Efficiency: A Case Study of the Wisconsin Dairy Producers,” Canadian Economics Association 37th Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, May 29- June 1.

Haghiri, M. and H. W. Furtan (2003), “Impact of the 2002 U.S. Farm Bill on the Prairie Feed Grain Industry,” Statistics Canada Economic Conference 2003: Canada in the North American Context,” Ottawa, Ontario, May 12-13. 

Sanderson, K., Hobbs, J. E. and M. Haghiri (2003), “Consumer Perceptions and Willingness to Pay for Health Attributes in Bison,” Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Workshop: The Economics of Food and Health, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 2-3.

Haghiri, M. and P. W. B. Phillips (2002), “The Impact of Globalization on Agricultural Biotechnology in Asia: A Model for Regional-Intellectual Property Rights,” paper presented in the Asia Pacific Economics and Business Conference (APEB) on The Impact of Global Competitive Environment on Asian Economics, Business, and Society, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2-4 October 2002.

Haghiri, M., Karim, M. H. and H. A. Naroeikhandan (2002), “Globalization Impact on Asian Agriculture,” paper presented in the fourth Conference of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) on New Challenges facing Asian Agriculture under Globalization, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, 20-22 August 2002.

 Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2002), “A General Solution to the Popperism or Productionism,” paper presented at the Second North American Productivity Workshop (NAPW II) Conference, Union College, Schenectady, New York, 20-22 June, 2002.

 Haghiri, M. and A. Simchi (2002), “Estimating Technical Efficiency of Ontario Dairy Producers using the Marginal-Integration Method,” paper presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Economics Association, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, May 30 – June 2, 2002.

 Haghiri, M., Nolan, J. F., and K. C. Tran (2001), “Generalized Additive Models and Measuring the Efficiency of Firms,” paper presented in the 7th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain, September 25-27, 2001.

 Haghiri, M. (2001), “Transaction Costs Theory in Relation to the Theory of Intermediary Firms in the Agro-Biotech Market Products,” paper presented in the 5th International Conference on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, Ravello, Naples, Italy, June 15-18, 2001.

 Haghiri, M., Nolan J. F., and K. C. Tran (2001), “Stochastic Non-parametric Regression Analysis in Measuring Technical Efficiency of Dairy Producers: A Cross Border Comparison: Canada vs. The United States,” paper presented in the Statistics Canada Economic Conference 2001 on Economic and Social Trends in a Dynamic Economy, Ottawa, Canada, June 4-5, 2001.

 Haghiri, M. and P. W. B. Phillips (2001), “Trade in the Market of Biotechnological Livestock Products and the Theory of Intermediary Firms,” paper presented in the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Symposium on Trade in Livestock Products, Auckland, New Zealand, 18-19 January 2001.

 Haghiri, M. (2000), “Estimating Technical Efficiencies from Panel Data: A Semi-Parametric Frontier Approach,” paper presented in the 4th International Conference in Applied Economics and Econometrics, Economic Research Centre Conference, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, September 13-16, 2000.

 Haghiri, M. (2000), “ A General Framework for Forecasting Futures Market Prices: Non-Parametric Regression Analysis,” paper presented in the 4th International Conference in Applied Economics and Econometrics, Economic Research Centre Conference, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, September 13-16, 2000.

 Haghiri, M. (2000), “Agricultural Biotechnology and the Theory of Contestable Markets,” paper presented in the 4th International Conference on the Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology, Ravello, Naples, Italy, August 24-28, 2000.

 Haghiri, M. (2000), “The Sensitivity of Efficiency Scores to the Choice of Functional Form,” paper presented in the North American Productivity Conference and Workshop, Union College, Schenectady, New York, 15-21 June, 2000.

 Haghiri, M. (1999), “The Economical Impact of using Biotechnology in Agricultural Developing Economies,” paper presented in the International Conference on Agropoles and Agro-industrial Technological Parks, Barretos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Nov.15-21, 1999.

Haghiri, M. (1999),  “Roles of Futures Markets in Agricultural Developing Economies,” paper presented in the Joint Annual Meeting of Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) and Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA), Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.A. July 11-14, 1999.

Haghiri, M. and M. Mahboobi (1999), “Input Demand and Substitution in Saskatchewan Crop Production,” paper presented in the Joint Annual Meeting of Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) and Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA), Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.A. July 11-14, 1999. 


Teaching Experience

 A. Memorial University – Corner Brook  

ECON 4550 (Econometrics I), 2008-2011.

ECON 3550 (Mathematical Economics I), 2007-2010.

ECON 3150 (Money and Banking), 2006-2011.

ECON 3001 (Intermediate Micro Theory II), 2007-2011.

ECON 3000 (Intermediate Micro Theory I), 2006-2011.

ECON 2550 (Economic Statistics and Data Analysis), 2008-2011.

ECON 2020 (Introduction to Macroeconomics), 2006-2011.

ECON 2010 (Introduction to Microeconomics), 2009-2010.

 

B. Mount Allison University

ECON 3921 (International Finance), 2003-2006.

ECON 2701 (Intermediate Econometrics), 2003-2004.

ECON 2011 (Intermediate Microeconomics II), 2004-2006.

ECON 2001 (Intermediate Microeconomics I), 2003-2005.

ECON 1001 (Principles of Microeconomics), 2003-2006.

ECON 1011 (Principles of Macroeconomics), 2003-2006.

 

C. University of Saskatchewan

ECON 306 (Quantitative Methods in Economics), 2001-2002.

ECON 305 (Quantitative Methods in Economics), 2001-2002.

ECON 204 (Statistical Applications in the Social Sciences), 2000-2003.

AG ECON 420 (Farm and Agricultural Business Operations Management), 2001-2002.   


Research Projects

Ghandi, K., Haghiri, M., Farooqi, N. and M. Cuperlovic-Culf (2010-2011), “An Economic Analysis of Synthesizing Novel Polymers using Environmentally Friendly Methods,” Joint collaboration of Mount Allison University & Memorial University – Corner Brook, Sackville, New Brunswick & Corner Brook Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (submitted).

 Haghiri, M. (2009-2010), “An Analysis of the Newfoundland and Labrador Agritourism Industry,” Centre of Environmental Excellence, Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (in progress).

 Haghiri, M. (2008-2009), “Traceability in the Newfoundland and Labrador Seafood Sector: Evidence of Consumer Preferences in the Salmon Industry,” Vice-President’s and SSHRC Research Grants Program, Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Haghiri, M. (2007-2008), “The Agritourism Industry in Western Newfoundland and Labrador: First Phase – The Status Quo,” Centre of Environmental Excellence, Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Haghiri, M. (2006-2007), “Consumer’s Perceptions of Environmental-Friendly Products in Newfoundland and Labrador,” Centre of Environmental Excellence, Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Haghiri, M. (2005-2006), “Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Organically Grown Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in New Brunswick,” Department of Economics, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada.

Law, S. M., Haghiri, M. and J. F. Nolan (2004-2005), “The Efficiency of Chemotherapy: DEA with the Patient as the Decision-Making Unit,” Department of Economics, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada.

Furtan, H. W. and M. Haghiri (2002), “Economic Analysis of the Saskatchewan Feed Grain Industry and End Use Competitiveness,” Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Academic Membership

Atlantic Canada Economics Association

Canadian Economics Association

Canadian Agricultural Economics Society

Canadian Association for Food Studies


Awards & Grants

 Internal SSHRC Travel Grants (2009-2010), Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Centre of Environmental Excellence (2009-2010), Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Vice-President’s and SSHRC Research Grants Program (2008-2009), Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Internal SSHRC Travel Grants (2008-2009), Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (2007-2008), Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Centre of Environmental Excellence (2007-2008), Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Centre of Environmental Excellence (2006-2007), Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Start-Up Research Fund (2006-2007), Memorial University – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

 Honorable Mentioned for the Outstanding Journal Article Competition (2006), Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Annual Meetings, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Title: “Traceability in the Canadian Red Meat Sector: Do Consumers Care?” Hobbs, J.E., Bailey, D., Dickinson, D. and M. Haghiri (2005), Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol.53, No.1, pp.47-65.

Internal SSHRC Fund (2004-2005), Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada.

Students’ Nominee for the Outstanding Faculty Member in the Social Science Departments (2004-2005), Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada.

Graduate Teaching Fellowship (1998-2002), Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan. 

Presidential Recognition Award for the Outstanding Undergraduate Student at the University of Tehran / Iran (1988-1989).


Served as Referee (Journal articles & Thesis)

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Agricultural and Food Economics (2011-present)

University of New England, Department of Economics, Armidale, Australia (2010-2011)

International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (2010-2011)

Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (2009-2010)

MITACS ACCELERATE – Canada’s Graduate Research Internship Program, York University (2009-2010)
Journal of Food Distribution Research (2008-2009)

 International Journal of the World Universities Forum (2008-2009)

 Alberta Law Review (2007-2008)

 University of New England, Department of Economics, Armidale, Australia (2006-2007)

 Applied Economics (2006-2007)

 Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (2005-2006)

 Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (2002-2003) 


Professional Industry & Government Committees

Member, Strathmore’s WHO’S WHO Worldwide (2010-2015)

Member, Industry-Government Advisory Committee on Traceability R&D (2009-2015)


Professional Academic Committees

Member, Budget Advisory Committee (2010 – present)

Member, Search Committee – Political Science (2010-11)

Member, Search Committee – Environmental Studies/Geography (2010-11)

Member, Search Committee – Political Science (2009-10)

Member, Search Committee – Research Assistant for the Environmental Policy Institute (2008-09)

Member, Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies (January – April 2009)

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of the World Universities Forum (2008-2009)

 Member, Search Committee – Economics (2008-09)

Member, Search Committee – Academic Staff for the Environmental Policy Institute (2008-09)

Member, Search Committee, Acting Vice – Principal (2007-08)

Member, Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies (January – April 2008)

Member, Search Committee – Environmental Policy (2007-08)

Member, Ad Hoc Committee – Environmental Policy Institute (2007-08)

Member, Search Committee – Business (2006 -07)

Acting Chair, Environmental Studies Program (September – November 2006) 

Member, Academic Studies Committee (2006 – 2010)

Member, Academic Council (2006 – present)

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