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Karl Meilke

Professor Emeritus


Trade and Domestic Policy Analysis


Dr. Meilke was reared on a wheat and cattle ranch and joined the University of Guelph in 1973 following completion of a degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota.

In 1998, he was presented the Ontario Agricultural College Distinguished Researcher Award and became a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society in the same year.

A former Chair of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, Dr. Meilke was named in Nov 2004 as director of two national agricultural policy networks:

The Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network (CATPRN) and

North American Agri-Food Market Integration Consortium (NAAMIC)

Research Impact:

Trade and domestic policy analysis.

Teaching Interests:

Agricultural Trade and Policy, Price Analysis.


Washington State University , 1968

University of Minnesota , 1973

Featured Publications:

Haq, Z. and K. D. Meilke. 2010. “Does the Linder Effect Hold for Differentiated Agri-Food and Beverage Product Trade?” Applied Economics (forthcoming).Haq, Z. and K. D. Meilke. 2010. “Do the BRICs and Emerging Markets Differ in their Agrifood Imports.Journal of Agricultural Economics 61(1):1-14.Haq, Z. and K. D. Meilke. 2010. “Do the BRICs and Emerging Markets Differ in their Agrifood Trade? Journal of Agricultural Economics 61(1):1-14.Barichello, R., J. Cranfield and K. D. Meilke. 2009. “Options for the Reform of Supply Management in Canada with Trade Liberalization. Canadian Public Policy 35(2):203-217.Grant, J. and K. Meilke. 2009. “Triggers, Remedies and Tariff Cuts: Assessing the Impact of a Special Safeguard Mechanism for Developing Countries.” Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 10(1):223-246.Haq, Z. and K. Meilke. 2009. “The Role of Income in Trading Differentiated Agrifood Products: The Case of Canada, the United States and Selected EU Countries.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 57(3):343-64.Zahniser, S., K. D. Meilke and J. Rude. 2009. “What’s Next for NAFTA?” Amber Waves 7(1):2. Gifford, M. G., A. F. McCalla and K. D. Meilke. 2008. “The Doha Round and Agrifood: A Question of Political Will.” Policy Options (September):16-19.Haq, Z., H. Nazli and K. D. Meilke. 2008. “Implications of High Food Prices for Poverty in Pakistan.” Agricultural Economics 39 (supplement):477-484.Meilke, K. D. 2008. “Does the WTO Have a Role in Food Crises?” Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 9(2):53-62.Weerahewa, J. and K. D. Meilke. 2008. “South Asian Trade Integration: The Welfare Implications of Export Taxes” Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development 5(2):227-54.