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Jill Hobbs
Jill Hobbs

Professor Jill Hobbs is in the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan.

 

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Innovation Related Publications

Books

A.M. Brocklebank, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2008. The North American Beef Industry in Transition: New Consumer Demands and Supply Chain Responses. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc, 182pp

K. Holtby, W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2007. International Environmental Liability and Barriers to Trade: Market Access and Biodiversity in the Biosafety Protocol Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 166 pp

J.D. Gaisford, J.E. Hobbs, W.A. Kerr, N. Perdikis, M.D. Plunkett, 2004. The Economics of Biotechnology, Chinese Edition. Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 280 pp

Chapters in Books

W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2010. Agricultural Trade and Food Safety. In M. Gattinger and G. Hale (eds.), Borders and Bridges: Canada’s Policy Relations in North America. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press.344-360

G.E. Isaac and J.E. Hobbs. 2009. GM Food Regulations: Canadian Debates. In A. Greenbaum, R. Pushchak and A. Wellington (eds.), Canadian Issues in Environmental Law and Policy. Concord, Ontario: Captus Press. 198-206 (Reprinted by permission from ISUMA-Canadian Journal of Policy Research, 2002 3(2):105-113)

Malla, S. And J.E. Hobbs. 2008. Valuing the Health Benefits of Trans-Fat Free Oil. In P.E. Koveos. Investment in a Global Economy: Its Environment, Finance, and Economics, ATINER: Athens ISBN 968-960-6672-36-1, 319pp

J.E. Hobbs and S.L. Boyd. 2007. From Farm to Fork: Food Supply Chains in the Russian Federation. In Gaisford, J.D., V. Mayevsky, V. and W.A. Kerr. (eds). Revitalizing Russian Industry: The Road Ahead After Fifteen Years of Transition. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc., 221-236pp

W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2007. The Road Ahead for Industry in the Russian Federation. In Gaisford, J.D., V. Mayevsky, V. and W.A. Kerr. (eds). Revitalizing Russian Industry: The Road Ahead After Fifteen Years of Transition. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc., 237-239pp

J.E. Hobbs, W.A. Kerr, J.D. Gaisford, G. Isaac and K.K. Klein. 2007. Conflict and Consensus-building: International Commercial Policy and Agricultural Biotechnology, Chapter 17 in R.E. Evanson and T. Raney (eds.) The Political Economy of Genetically Modified Foods, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 512p. (Originally published as J.E. Hobbs, W.A. Kerr, J.D. Gaisford, G. Isaac and K.K. Klein. 2004. Conflict and Consensus-building: International Commercial Policy and Agricultural Biotechnology, in R.E. Evenson and V. Santaniello (eds.) The Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology, 59-65, Wallingford: CAB International)

J.E. Hobbs. 2006. Consumer Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty. In P.W.B. Phillips, S. Smyth and W. A. Kerr (Eds.) Governing Risk in the 21st Century: Lessons from the World of Biotechnology. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp.73-82

J.E. Hobbs. 2006. Liability and Traceability in Agri-Food Supply Chains in Ondersteijn, C.J.M., J.H.M. Wijnands, R.B.M. Huirne and O. van Kooten (eds). Quantifying the Agri-Food Supply Chain Wageningen UR Frontis Series, Vol. 15, 87-102. Dordrecht: Springer

J.E. Hobbs. 2005. Food Retailing and Wholesaling. The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan, Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina, 346

J.E. Hobbs and William A. Kerr. 2005. Will Consumers Lose or Gain from the Environmental Impacts of Transgenic Crops?, in J. Wesseler (ed.) Environmental Costs and Benefits of Transgenic Crops. Wageningen UR Frontis Series, Vol. 7, 249-262. Dordrecht; Springer

W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2005. Consumers, Cows and Carousels: Why the Dispute over Beef Hormones is Far More Important that its Commercial Value. In Perdikis, N. and R. Read (eds). The WTO and the Regulation of International Trade: Recent Trade Disputes Between the European Union and the United States, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 191-214, pp

Expository & Review Articles

J.E. Hobbs, 2006. Traceability in the Agri-Food Sector: Issues, Insights and Implications. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 1. No.029, 1-7, CABI Publishing http://www.cababstractsplus.org/cabreviews

 

Papers in Refereed Journals

Accepted

W.A. Kerr, H. Liu and J.E. Hobbs. 2012. A Review of Chinese Food Safety Strategies Implemented After Several Food Safety Incidents Involving Export of Chinese Aquatic Products. British Food Journal (forthcoming, March 2012)

Published

Uzea, A., J.E. Hobbs, and J. Zhang. 2011. Activists and Animal Welfare: Quality Verifications in the Canadian Pork Sector. Journal of Agricultural Economics 62(2): 281-304.

B.G. Innes, W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2011. A Private-Public Strategy for International Marketing Through Collective Brands: Canada Brand Foods. Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing 23: 72-87.

B.G. Innes and J.E. Hobbs. 2011. Does it Matter Who Verifies Production Derived Quality? Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 59(1):87-107.

J.E. Hobbs. 2010. Public and Private Standards for Food Safety and Quality: International Trade Implications. Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 11(1):136-152

H. Liu, W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2009. Straining to Catch Up: China’s Food Safety Regime in Disequilibrium. International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health 3(1):30-46

Haghiri, M., J.E. Hobbs and M.L. McNamara. 2009. Assessing Consumer Preferences for Organically Grown Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in Eastern New Brunswick. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 12(4): 81-99

E.N. Sawyer, W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2009. International Marketing of Organic Foods: Consumers, Standards, and Harmonization. Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, 21(1):44-66

H. Liu, W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2009. Product Safety, Collateral Damage and Trade Policy Responses: Restoring Confidence in China’s Exports. Journal of World Trade 43(1): 97-124

E.N. Sawyer, W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2008. Consumer Preferences and the International Harmonization of Organic Standards. Food Policy, 33:607-615

D. Barber, J.E. Hobbs and J. Nolan. 2008. Assessing Producer Stated Preferences for Identity Preservation in the Canadian Grain Handling and Transportation System. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 56(1):243-256

E.N. Sawyer, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2007. Is There a Global Market for Organic Beef? Harmonization and Consumer Preferences in International Trade. International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 1(1):89-106

Scatasa, S., J. Wesseler and J.E. Hobbs. 2007. Differentiating the Consumer Benefits from Labeling of GM Food Products. Agricultural Economics 37:237-242

J.D. Gaisford, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2007. Will the TRIPS Agreement Foster Appropriate Biotechnologies for Developing Countries? Journal of Agricultural Economics 58(2): 199-217

S. Malla, J.E. Hobbs and S. Perger. 2007. Valuing the Health Benefits of a Novel Functional Food. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 55(1):115-136

J.E. Hobbs and K. Sanderson. 2007. Traceability and Quality Verification in the Canadian Beef Industry: Where to From Here? Journal of Food Distribution Research 38(1):75-80

M.T. Yeung, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2007. Accessing US and EU Markets for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods: Legislative and Technical Barriers Facing Agribusiness Marketers. Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing 19(1):53-79

W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs, 2006. Bilateralism – A Radical Shift in US Trade Policy: What Will it Mean for Agricultural Trade?, Journal of World Trade, 40, 6, 1049-1058

K.M. Bessel, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2006. Food Safety and Private International Law: Liability, Traceability and Transboundary Marketing. Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing, 18(1&2): 29-48

J.E Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2006. Price and Product Pooling: Impact on Development and Operation of Differentiated Value Chains. Current Agriculture, Food & Resource Issues 7:94-103. http://www.cafri.org/

J.E. Hobbs, K. Sanderson and M. Haghiri. 2006. Evaluating Willingness to Pay for Bison Attributes: An Experimental Auction Approach. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 54(2):269-287

J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2006. Consumer Information, Labelling and International Trade in Agri-Food Products Food Policy, 31:78-89

T.J. Rudge, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2005. Infant Industries Accessing Global Markets: Strategic Risks and Potential Trade Barriers in Bioplastics. Innovative Marketing, 1(2):22-31

Malla, S.M., J.E. Hobbs and O. Perger. 2005. Estimating the Health Care Savings from Trans Fat-Free Canola in Canada. Food Economics, 2(3-4):175-184

J.E. Hobbs, D. Bailey, D.L. Dickinson and M. Haghiri. 2005. Traceability in the Canadian Red Meat Sector: Do Consumers Care?, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 53(1):47-65

A.L. Hobbs, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2005. The Biosafety Protocol: Multilateral Agreement on Protecting the Environment or Protectionist Club? Journal of World Trade, 39(2):281-300

Papers in Non-Refereed Journals

Kerr, W.A. and J.E. Hobbs. 2008. The International Protection of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology. Biotechnology Focus 11(5):1-4 http://biotechfocus.com

Invited Papers/Abstracts in Published Conference Proceedings

J.E. Hobbs. 2011. Recovering Consumer Confidence After a Food Crisis. Advances in Pork Production, Proceedings of the Banff Pork Seminar, Volume 22 (217-224).

J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2008. Agrifood Supply Chains in the NAFTA Market. In Huff, K.M., K.D. Meilke, R.D. Knutson, R.F. Ochoa and J. Rude (Eds). Contemporary Drivers of Integration, Fourth Annual North American Agrifood Market Integration Workshop, Texas A&M University, University of Guelph, and Instituto Interameriano de Cooperación paa la Agricultura-México, pp.89-112

L. Loppacher, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2007. International Standards for Regulating Trade when BSE is Present: Why Are They Being Ignored? Current Agriculture, Food & Resource Issues, 8:1-15. http://www.cafri.org/

Contributed (Non-Invited) Papers/Abstracts in Published Conference Proceeding

J.E. Hobbs, B.G. Innes and A.D. Uzea. 2010. Food Quality Verification: Who Do Consumers Trust? Proceedings of the 1st Joint EAAE-AAEA Seminar on The Economics of Food, Food Choice and Health, Technische Universität München, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany, 15pp.

N.N. Zou and J.E. Hobbs. 2010. The Role of Labelling in Consumers’ Functional Food Choices. Proceedings of the 1st Joint EAAE-AAEA Seminar on The Economics of Food, Food Choice and Health, Technische Universität München, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany, 27pp.

Christensen, C.R., J. McKinnon, T. McAllister, R. Ziljstra, A. Van Kessel, D. Anweiller, T. Fonstad, C. Pozniak, C., J. Hobbs, and S Smyth. The Feed Opportunities from the Biofuels Industries: A Canadian Research Network. 102nd American Oil Chemist Society Annual Meeting and Expo, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, May 1-4, 2011(Abstract)

H. Liu, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2008. Food Safety Failures, Trade Effects and Policy Responses: The Case of China’s Food Exports to Canada, World Congress of Food Science & Technology, Shanghai, China, Oct 19-23, TS02-21 p.59 (published abstract)

Technical Reports Relevant to Academic Field

Nakuja, T., M. Akhand, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2011. The New Food Safety Regime in the US: How Will it Affect Canadian Competitiveness? CATPRN Commissioned Paper 2011-1. Canadian Agricultural Trade and Competitiveness Network, 12pp. www.catrade.org (peer reviewed)

J.E. Hobbs, W.A. Kerr and M.T. Yeung. 2009. Public and Private Goods: The Canadian National Livestock and Poultry Traceability Program. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, CAT: A34-13/2009E-PDF, August 31, 39pp. ISBN:978-1-100-14090-2

J.E. Hobbs, W.A. Kerr and M.T. Yeung. 2009. Biens Publics et Biens Privés: Programme canadien de traçabilité du bétail et de la volaille. Agriculture andAgri-Food Canada, CAT: A34-13/2009F-PDF, 31 août, 46pp. ISBN:978-1-100-92953-8

Uzea, A. and J.E. Hobbs. (2008). Farm Animal Welfare and Quality Verification. Consumer and Market Demand Network Agricultural Policy Research Network, Project Report # CMD-08-05, July, 99pp http://www.consumerdemand.re.ualberta.ca

H. Liu, J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2008. Food Safety Incidents, Collateral Damage and Trade Policy Responses: China-Canada Agri-Food Trade. CATPRN Working Paper 2008-04, April. Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network http://www.cattrade.org 39pp.

B. G. Innes, W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2008. International Product Differentiation Through a Country Brand: An Economic Analysis of National Branding as a Marketing Strategy for Agricultural Products. CATPRN Trade Policy Brief 2008-05, April, 6pp. http://www.catrade.org

N.N. Zou. and J.E. Hobbs. 2008. Modelling Reference-Dependent and Labelling Effects in Consumers’ Functional Food Choices. Consumer and Market Demand Network Project report, CMD-519, January, Research Project Number CMD 08-03, 18pp, http://www.consumerdemand.re.ualberta.ca

B. G. Innes, W.A. Kerr and J.E. Hobbs. 2007. International Product Differentiation Through a Country Brand: An Economic Analysis of National Branding as a Marketing Strategy for Agricultural Products. CATPRN Commissioned Paper CP 2007-05, November, 34pp. http://www.catrade.org (NB: Paper was subject to external peer review.

J.E Hobbs, M.T. Yeung and W.A. Kerr. 2007. Identification and Analysis of Current and Potential Benefits of a National Livestock Traceability System in Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, February, pp.61. http://www4.agr.gc.ca/resources/prod/doc/pol/pub/nltsc-sntac/pdf/nltsc-sntac_e.pdf Also published in French as: J.E. Hobbs, M.T. Yeung and W.A. Kerr. 2007. Détermination et analyse des bénéfices réels et éventuels d’un système national de traçeabilité des animaux d’éleveage au Canada, Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada, Février, pp.68 http://www.agr.gc.ca/pol/pub/nltsc-sntac/pdf/nltsc-sntac_f.pdf

K. Sanderson and J.E. Hobbs. 2006. Traceability and Process Verification in the Canadian Beef Industry. Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Report prepared for Canfax Research Services, 39pp. http://www.canfax.ca/beef_supply/projects.htm

N.N. Zou and J.E. Hobbs. 2006. Modelling Functional Food Choice and Health Care Impacts: A Literature Review. Working paper CMD 06-02, Consumer and Market Demand Network, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Policy Research Network. November. http://www.consumerdemand.re.ualberta.ca/

Invited Lectures (outside U of S) and Invited Conference Presentations

J.E. Hobbs. 2011. Five Fundamentals of Food Security: Economics and Policy Research. Invited presentation, 18th Annual “Farming for … Profit?” Conference, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, June 27

J.E. Hobbs. 2011. Recovering Consumer Confidence After a Food Crisis. Invited presentation and participation in two panel discussions in sessions ‘Marketing to the Future Consumer’, Banff Pork Seminar, January 19 & 20

J.E. Hobbs. 2010. Food Safety and Quality Verification: Governance and Consumer Issues. Invited presentation at the workshop ‘Sustainable Behaviours in Food Chains: Organizational, Marketing and Environmental Aspects’, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy, September 20

J.E. Hobbs. 2010. Exploring Canadian Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Quality Verification. Seminar presented to the Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta, September 1

J.E. Hobbs. 2010. Livestock Traceability: Coffee Vs Lighthouses ..., Invited presentation, 2010 Conference of the International Livestock Identification Association, Spruce Meadows, Alberta, July 20

J.E. Hobbs. 2009. Public and Private Standards for Food Safety and Food Quality. Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Workshop “Beyond the Three Pillars: The New Agenda in Agri-Food Trade”, Quebec City, October 23

J. E. Hobbs. 2009. Classifying Public and Private Goods: The Canadian National Livestock and Poultry Traceability Program. Presented to the Industry-Government Advisory Group on Traceability, Montreal, October 6

J.E. Hobbs and W.A. Kerr. 2009. The Curse of “Interesting Times”: Beef and Pork at the Crossroads. Presented at the 2009 Annual Farming for Profit? Conference, Moose Jaw, SK, June 28

J.E. Hobbs. 2009. Traceability and Quality Assurance. Invited presentation to the Alberta Institute of Agrologists Conference: Food Safety, Security and Sustainability in Agriculture, Banff, March 18

J.E. Hobbs. B, Innes and A. Uzea. 2009. Public and Private Quality Standards and Certification. Presented at the ERCA Workshop (Enabling Research for Competitive Agriculture, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ottawa, January 22

Presentations at conferences (Non-Invited)

J.E. Hobbs, J. McDonald and J. Zhang. 2011. Consumer Acceptance of Food Authenticity and Traceability Technologies. Presented at the CAES-WAEA Joint Meeting, Banff, Alberta, June 30

M. St. Louis and J.E. Hobbs. 2011. The Economics of Livestock Disease: The Impact of a Regionalization Policy. Contributed paper presented at the CAES-WAEA Joint Meeting, Banff, Alberta, June 30

R. Lassoued and J.E. Hobbs. 2011. Co-Regulation: Exploring the Interface between Regulation and Private Standards. Poster paper presentation at the First Annual Canadian Agriculture Policy Conference, The Future of Farms and Food in Canada, Ottawa, January 13-14. (*winner of poster paper prize)

M. St. Louis and J.E. Hobbs. 2011. The Economics of Livestock Disease: The Impact of a Regionalization Policy. Poster paper presentation at the First Annual Canadian Agriculture Policy Conference, The Future of Farms and Food in Canada, Ottawa, January 13-14

J.E. Hobbs, S. Malla and T. Cybruk. 2010. Functional Food Innovation and Health Care Cost Savings: The Case of CLA-Enriched Milk. Presented at ATINER 5th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications, Athens, Greece, August

J.E. Hobbs and M. St.Louis. 2010. Livestock Disease: Traceability Systems and Supply Chain Implications. Presented in the session ‘Market Power and Vertical Coordination Issues in Canadian Meat Sectors. Joint CAES-AAEA-WAEA Conference, Denver, Co, July 27

J.E. Hobbs. 2010. Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Quality Verification. Rupert`s Land 2010 Consumer Behaviour Symposium, Saskatoon, May 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

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