Prof Brady James Deaton, Jr. Named Fellow of Canadian Agricultural Economics Society

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FARE is proud to congratulate Dr. Brady James Deaton, Jr., on his recent induction as a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Association (CAES). This prestigious honour highlights Dr. Deaton’s remarkable achievements and contributions to the field, reflecting his dedication and expertise in agricultural economics. We applaud his outstanding accomplishments and look forward to witnessing further advancements in his distinguished career. The award is the highest honour given by the CAES to its members.  The criteria for this esteemed honour encompass substantial contributions to the field of agricultural economics and a profound impact on the institutions within the realm of Canadian agricultural economics.

Dr. Deaton is the McCain Family Chair in Food Security in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph. Brady has served as President of the CAES as well as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. He also served as the President of the Institutional and Behavioural Economics Section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Brady has published in several outlets, including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Food Policy, Land Economics, and Ecological Economics.

Professor Deaton provides leadership to an award-winning teaching, research, and outreach program. He received the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Guelph’s Central Student Association and the Distinguished Extension Award from Ontario’s Agricultural College. The Canadian Agricultural Economics Society honoured him and his co-authors with the 2021 Outstanding Journal Article Award for their research on food insecurity in First Nations.

Professor Deaton earned his Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University.  Dr. Deaton’s research focuses on food security and land tenure.