Richard Vyn

Richard Vyn is an associate professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics, based at the Ridgetown Campus. He completed a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Guelph in 2007. Previously, Richard worked for three years as a Production Economist for Alberta Agriculture, Food & Rural Development. He grew up on a cash-crop farm just outside of Guelph.

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Richard Vyn

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Room 303, Reek Building, Ridgetown Campus

Research Impact

Land use policy and farmland values, economic analysis of agricultural production practices, simulation modeling, hedonic analysis.

Featured Publications

Vyn, R. J. (2015). The effect of agricultural zoning on rural residential property values: An application to Ontario  Greenbelt.  Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 63 (3): 281-307.

Deaton, B. J. & Vyn, R. J. (2015). The effect of Ontario Greenbelt on the price of vacant farmland.  Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 63 (2): 185-208.

Mahoney, K. J., R. J. Vyn, and C. L. Gillard. (2015). The effect of pyraclostrobin on soybean plant health, yield, and profitability in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 95 (2): 285-292.    

Hailu, G., Vyn, R. J., & *Ma, Y. (2014). The demand for pork products in Canada: Discount promotions and cannibalization. Agribusiness: an International Journal 30 (4): 470-492.    

Vyn, R. J. & *McCullough, R. M. (2014). The effects of wind turbines on property values in Ontario: Does public perception match empirical evidence?  Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 62 (3): 365-392.

*Congreves, K. A., Vyn, R. J., & Van Eerd, L. L. (2013). Evaluation of post-harvest organic carbon amendments as a strategy to minimize nitrogen losses in cole crop production. Agronomy, 3 (1): 181-199.

Vyn, R. J., T. Virani, and B. Deen. (2012). Examining the economic feasibility of miscanthus in Ontario: An application to the greenhouse industry. Energy Policy 50: 669-676.

Vyn, R. J. (2012). The effectiveness of alternative marketing strategies for Ontario corn and soybean producers. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 60 (4): 427-449

Vyn, R. J. (2012). Examining for evidence of the leapfrog effect in the context of strict agricultural zoning. Land Economics 88 (3): 457-477.

Vyn, R. J., Z. Haq, J. Weerahewa, and K. D. Meilke. (2012). The influence of market returns and government payments on Canadian farmland values. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 37 (2): 1-14.

Reilly, K. A., J. D. Lauzon, R. J. Vyn, and L. L. Van Eerd. (2012). Nitrogen cycling, profit margins and sweet corn yield under fall cover crop systems. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 92 (2): 353-365.

Stewart C. L., R. E. Nurse, L. L. Van Eerd, R. J. Vyn, and P. H. Sikkema. (2011). Weed control, environmental impact and economics of weed management strategies in glyphosate-tolerant soybean. Weed Technology 25 (4): 535-541.

O'Reilly, K. A., D. E. Robinson, R. J. Vyn, and L. L. Van Eerd. (2011). Weed populations, sweet corn yield and economics following fall cover crops. Weed Technology 25 (3): 374-384.

Deaton, B. J., and R. J. Vyn. (2010). The effect of strict agricultural zoning on agricultural land values: The case of Ontario’s Greenbelt.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92 (4): 941-955.