Dr. Emma C. Stephens

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Research Scientist

Bio-economist at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre. 

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Current research and/or projects

  • Identifying gaps in agricultural systems analysis and food security outcomes
  • Quanitfying the value of beneficial insects in Prairie crops

Research and/or project statements

  • Estimating and characterizing economic factors in agro-ecosystems
  • Improved joint modeling of agricultural systems and food security
  • Supporting inclusion of economic forces into agro-ecosystem resilience research

Professional activities / interests

  • bio-economic modeling
  • econometric analysis
  • food security and food sovereignty
  • agricultural commodity market analysis

Education and awards

  • Ph.D. Economics, Cornell University, 2007
  • B.Sc. Physics, McGill University, 1996

International experience and/or work

  • Dissertation research in Kenya (2005-2007)
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Cameroon (1996-1999)


  • Editor in chief, Agricultural Systems
  • Professor of Economics, Pitzer College (CA)