Phone: (519) 831-7730

Alexander Cairns, M.Sc.

Research Associate


International Trade and Domestic Policy


2010 CAES, AAES & WAEA Joint Annual Conference (July 2010)

Presentation: Ontario Milk Quota Values: The Impacts of Attempts to Halt Their Growth

CATPRN Workshop 2010 (May 2010)

Presentation: Supply-Management and Quota Value Caps: Future or Folly

Research Impact:

International Trade, Development Economics, Domestic Agricultural Policy, and Production Economics.


University of Guelph (Fall 2009 – Current)

M.Sc in Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics

University of Guelph. (Fall 2008 – Winter 2009)

Non-degree Agricultural Economics Student

University of Guelph (Fall 2005 – Winter 2008)

B.A. Honours in International Development

     Area of Concentration: Political Economy and Administration

     Minor: Sociology

Featured Publications:

Cairns, A., Meilke, K. & Bennett, N. (June 2010). Supply Management and Price Ceilings on Production Quota: Future or Folly? CATPRN Working Paper 2010-05.

Cairns, A. (Fall 2007). Regulating Ontario’s Fresh Water Resources: A Free Market Perspective. Studies by Undergraduate Researchers at Guelph (SURG), Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 29-39. <>