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Kurt Klein

Professor Kurt Klein is in the Department of Economics, University of Lethbridge.

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Innovation Related Publications

Journal Articles

Le Roy, Danny G., Amani E. Elobeid and K. K. Klein. 2011. The impacts of trade barriers on mandated biofuel consumption in Canada. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 59 (on line June 18).

Klein, K. K., R. Grant-Kalischuk, H. Bjornlund and P. L. Wilson. 2011. Potential impacts of climate change on water and public health in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering 4(5): 519-522.

Qiao, Guanghua, Ting Guo and K. K. Klein. 2010. Melamine in Chinese milk products and consumer confidence. Appetite 55(2): 190-195.

Nicol, Lorraine, Henning Bjornlund and K. K. Klein. 2010. Private Irrigators in Southern Alberta: A Survey of Their Adoption of Improved Irrigation Technologies and Management Practices. Canadian Water Resources Journal 35(3): 339-350.

Xiu, Changbai and K. K. Klein. 2010. Melamine in Milk Products in China: Examining the Factors that Led to Deliberate Use of the Contaminant. Food Policy 35(5): 463-470.

Klein, K. K. and Danny Le Roy. 2010. BSE in Canada: Were economic losses to the beef industry covered by government compensation? Canadian Public Policy 36(2): 227-240.

Zhang, Ruijin, Yuanfeng Zhao and K. K. Klein. 2009. Perceived information needs and availability: Results of a survey of small dairy farmers in Inner Mongolia. Information Research 14:3 paper 411 [Available at http://InformationR.net/ir/14-3/paper411.html]

Grant Kalischuk, Ruth I, Manju P. Acharya, K. K. Klein and Henning Bjornlund. 2009. Drinking Water Supply and human health: Alberta cattle feedlot operators’ and family members’ perspectives. Journal of Environmental Research and Development 3(4): 951-958.

Qiao, Guanghua, Lijuan Zhao and K. K. Klein. 2009. Water user associations in Inner Mongolia: Factors that influence farmers to join. Agricultural Water Management 96 (5): 822-830.

Bjornlund, Henning, Lorraine Nicol and K. K. Klein. 2009. The adoption of improved technology and management practices – A study of two irrigation districts in Alberta Canada. Agricultural Water Management 96(1): 121-131.

Le Roy, D. G. and K. K. Klein. 2008. Impacts and lessons from BSE episodes. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 3 (087), 7 pp.

Kaushik, Krishan K., Lawrence Nii Arbenser, and K. K. Klein. 2008. Export growth, export instability, investment and economic growth in India: A time series analysis. Journal of Developing Areas 41(2): 155-170.

Nicol, Lorraine A., Henning Bjornlund and K. K. Klein. 2008. Improved technologies and management practices in irrigation – Implications for water savings in Southern Alberta. Canadian Water Resources Journal 33(3): 283-294.

Nicol, Lorraine A., K. K. Klein and Henning Bjornlund. 2008. Permanent transfer of water rights: A study of the southern Alberta market. Prairie Forum 33(2): 341-356.

Bjornlund, H., L. Nicol and K. K. Klein. 2008. Implementing Alberta’s Water for Life strategy: An irrigation industry perspective. Prairie Forum 33(1): 167-190.

Kaushik, Krishan K., Lawrence Nii Arbenser, and K. K. Klein. 2008. Export growth, export instability, investment and economic growth in India: A time series analysis. Journal of Developing Areas 41(2): 155-170.

Mir, P. S., K.S Schwartzkopf-Genswein, T. Entz, K.K. Klein, E. Okine and M.V. Dodson. 2007. Effect of a short duration feed withdrawal followed by full feeding on marbling fat in beef carcasses. Livestock Science. 116:22-29.

Invited papers

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2009. Canadian Agriculture and the Financial Crisis: Challenges for Agricultural Economists. Canadian Agricultural Economics Society annual conference, Toronto.

Klein, K.K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2009. Financial crisis and agriculture: Search for research priorities. Workshop on Enabling Research for a Competitive Agriculture, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa.

Klein, K. K. 2008. Testimony to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on Competitiveness of Canadian Agriculture, Ottawa, May 12, 2009.

Nicol, Lorraine, Hening Bjornlund and K. K. Klein. 2008. Water for economic development in the SouthGrow region of southern Alberta. SouthGrow Region Headquarters, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Klein, K. K. 2008. Farm level modelling for policy analysis in Canada: An historical perspective. Farm Policy Network Workshop, Ottawa.

Klein, K. K. 2008. What makes agricultural economics research relevant for policy advice: Experience of researchers? Can. Agric. Econ. Soc. Workshop, Ottawa.

Klein, K. K. 2008. Agricultural trade and food safety: A summary of Kerr and Hobbs plus a commentary. Workshop on Borders and Bridges: Navigating Canada’s International Policy Relations in a North American Context. University of Ottawa, Ottawa.

Le Roy, Danny G. and K. K. Klein. 2008. The impacts of renewable energy policies on cattle feeding activities in North America. Canadian Agricultural Economics Society annual conference, Quebec City.

KLEIN, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2008. Biofuels and the beef industry. Saskatchewan Beef Producers, Saskatoon, February 2008.

KLEIN, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2008. Biofuels and agriculture: What are the prospects? (presented twice). Farm Tech 2008 Conference: Global perspectives … Local Knowledge. Edmonton, January 2008.

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2007. The biofuel frenzy and agriculture. After dinner presentation to the Farming for Feed, Forage and Fuel Conference, Red Deer, Alberta, December 2007.

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2007. Biofuels and the beef industry. Alberta Beef Producers Association annual meeting, Calgary, December 2007.

Le Roy, Danny G and K. K. Klein. 2007. The biofuels frenzy: Implications for agriculture in Canada. Southern Agricultural Advantage Conference and Trade Show, Lethbridge, November 2007.

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2007. Biofuels and Agriculture. Alberta Institute of Agrologists, Lethbridge, AB, November 2007.

Klein, K. K., Danny G. Le Roy, Lawrence Arbenser and Doug Tiffany. 2007. Analyzing the profitability of ethanol made from wheat in western Canada. Can. Agric. Econ. Soc. Annual Conference Principal Paper, Portland, Oregon.

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2007. Can biofuels save agriculture? Farming for Profit? 14th annual conference, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2007. Bioenergy – Agricultural issues and outlook: Some comments. North American Agrifood Market Integration Consortium Workshop IV: Contemporary Drivers of Integration, Cancun, Mexico.

Le Roy, Danny G. and K. K. Klein. 2007. Development and sustainability of the ethanol industry in Canada. NABC19: Agricultural Biofuels: Technology, Sustainability and Profitability. South Dakota State University, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Brookings.

Klein, Kurt K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2007. The biofuels frenzy: What’s in it for Canadian agriculture? Green Paper presented at Annual Conference, Alberta Institute of Agrologists, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta.

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2007. Challenges facing modelers of the biofuels industry in Canada. Forestry and Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Modeling Forum, Workshop #4, Modeling Ag-Forest Offsets and Bio-Fuels in U.S. and Canadian Regional and National Mitigation. Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Klein, K. K. 2007. Establishing a bio-fuels industry in Canada – Challenges and opportunities. Alberta Branch Canadian Seed Growers Association, Edmonton.

Books, Chapters in Books, Monographs and Review Articles

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2011. Government policies to support biofuel production: Why and to what effect? Ch. 2 in The Economics of Alternative Energy Sources and Globalization. Ed. Andrew Schmitz, Norbert Wilson, Charles Moss and David Zilberman. Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. EBook: 13-23.

Klein, K.K., Kulshreshtha, S., Ali, K., and Bewer, R. 2010. Improving Water Use Efficiency in Southern Alberta Irrigated Agriculture. In Brebbia, Marinov and Bjornlund, Eds. Sustainable Irrigation III, WIT Press Transaction on Ecology and the Environment, Southampton, Vol. 134: 203-214.

Wheeler, S; Bjornlund, H.; Olsen, T.; Klein, K. And Nicol, L. 2010. Modelling the adoption of different types of irrigation water technology in Alberta, Canada. In Brebbia, Marinov and Bjornlund, Eds. Sustainable Irrigation III, WIT Press Transaction on Ecology and the Environment, Southampton, Vol. 134: 189-202.

Nicol, L., Bjornlund H. and Klein, K. K. 2009. Towards sustainable irrigation – Economic instruments to save and reallocate water in private and district irrigation in Alberta, Canada. Chapter 12 in Bjornlund, H. Ed. Incentives and Instruments for Sustainable Irrigation, WIT Press, Southampton, 169-184.

Acharya, M. P., R. G. Kalischuk, K. K. Klein and H. Bjornlund. 2009. Livestock agriculture and water management in Southern Alberta, Canada: A sociological analysis. Chapter XVI in Environment, Nutrition and Health: Global Perspective, ed. S. K. Basu and Datta Banik. New Delhi, APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, India: 329-349

Bjornlund, H. Nicol, L. and Klein, K. K. 2008. Economic instruments and irrigation water management – A comparative study of private and district irrigators in Alberta, Canada. In Esteve, Y.V., Brebbia, C.A. and Rico, C.P. Eds. Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies II. WIT Press, Southampton. Transaction on Ecology and the Environment, Volume 112: 3-14.

Klein, K. K. And D. G. Le Roy. 2008. The Biofuels Industry: An Economic Perspective on Growth, Government Intervention and Future Prospects. Ch. 20 in Investment in a Global Economy: Its Environment, Finance and Economics, ed. Peter E. Koveos. Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), Athens, Greece.

Acharya, M. P., R. G. Kalischuk, K. K. Klein and H. Bjornlund. 2008. Feedlot operation problems from floods in southern Alberta: A Canadian case study. Chapter in Waste Management and the Environment IV. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Vol. 109. WIT Press, Southampton UK: 879-887.

Acharya, M. P., R. G. Kalischuk, K. K. Klein and H. Bjornlund. 2008. Farmstead drinking water sources, concerns and safety practices of livestock farm families in southern Alberta, Canada. Chapter in Water Pollution IX, ed. D. Prats Rico, C. A. Brebbia and Y. Villacampa Esteve. WIT Press, Southampton, UK: 627-636.

Acharya, M. P., R. G. Kalischuk, K. K. Klein and H. Bjornlund. 2008. Water contamination and water use practices on feedlot farms under rural households in rural Alberta. Chapter in Groundwater Quality and Environment, ed. K. Palanisami, B. Neupane and M. Thangarajan. MacMillan Advanced Research Series, MacMillan India Ltd. New Delhi: 258-263.

Acharya, M. P., R. G. Kalischuk, K. K. Klein and H. Bjornlund. 2007. Health impacts of the 2005 flood events on feedlot farm families in southern Alberta, Canada. Water Resources Management IV. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Volume 103. WIT Press, Southampton, UK: 253-262.

Hobbs, J.E. 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. Evenson and T. Raney (editors). The Political Economy of Genetically Modified Foods, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing: 293-299.

Seminars and Public Lectures

Le Roy, Danny G and K. K. Klein. 2008. The impact of biofuels on agriculture in Canada. Probus, Lethbridge, January 2008.

KLEIN, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2007. The biofuels frenzy: How is it affecting agriculture in North America? Inner Mongolia Agricultural University. Hohhot, China, May 2007.

KLEIN, K. K. 2006. Interdisciplinary research on Nagaland agri-forestry. Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, April, 2006.

KLEIN, K. K. 2005. Agricultural policies in Canada and the United States. International Canadian Studies Institute. University of Lethbridge, July, 2005.

KLEIN, K. K. 2003. Socioeconomic research network on bioproducts and bioprocesses. BIOCAP B SSHRC National Network on the Human Dimensions of Biosphere GHG Management: Launch, Research Symposium and Workshop, Ottawa, June 24-25, 2003.

KLEIN, K. K. 2001. Life science research: A new agenda for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Lethbridge Community College, Lethbridge, November 2001.

KLEIN, K. K. 2001. Western Canadian agriculture and globalization. Alberta Summer Research Institute, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, July 20, 2001.

KLEIN, K. K. 2001. The agri-food industry and life science research in Canada. Research Centre, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, April 2001.

KLEIN, K. K. 2001. Agri-food and life science research. Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Nevada, Reno, April 2001.

KLEIN, K. K. 2001. Life science research in agricultural production and trade. Panel Discussion on Genetically Modified Foods in the Global Economy. University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, March 16, 2001.

KLEIN, K. K. 2001. Agri-food and life science research in Canada. Agricultural Research Centre, Lethbridge, February 2001.

KLEIN, K. K. 2001. The agri-food industry and life science research in Canada. Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, February 2001.

Selected and Contributed Papers in Published Proceedings and Abstracts

Ali, Md. Kamar, Lixia He, Theodore M. Horbulyk, Danny G. Le Roy and K. K. Klein. 2011. Seniority vs. proportional allocation in the Bow River Basin. International Water and Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) conference, Banff, Alberta.

Klein, K. K., Changbai Xiu, Guanghua Qiao and Ting Guo. 2011. Melamine contamination in Chinese milk: A case of market and government failure. American Association of Wine Economics conference, Bolzano, Italy.

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2011. Estimating the value of water for irrigation: An empirical analysis from Canada. Clute Institute Conference, Barcelona.

Klein, K. K., Danny G. Le Roy, Md. Kamar Ali and Tatiana Cook. 2011. Is water an agricultural trade issue? Examining the Montana – Alberta dispute. Poster Paper at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Policy Workshop, Ottawa.

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2011. International water sharing: Examining the Montana – Alberta dispute in the context of the century-old Boundary Waters Treaty. 2011 Maui International Academic Conference , Lahaina, Hawaii.

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2010. Is Water a Trade Issue? Examining the Montana – Alberta Dispute Over Two Rivers that Cross the International Boundary. International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Symposium, Univ. of California, Berkeley.

Yan, Wen and K. K. Klein. 2010. Cultivated land market in rural China: A case study in Hebei province. 2010 International Conference on Education and Management Proceedings, Cairo: 24-26.

Yan, Wen, Yueming Xu and K. K. Klein. 2010. Transfer of land use rights in China: A preliminary study in Hebei province. CAER-IFPRI Annual Conference on Agriculture and the Wealth of Nations, Beijing.

He, Lixia, Theodore Horbulyk, Md. Kamar Ali, Danny G. Le Roy and K. K. Klein. 2010. Implementing Proportional Water Sharing as a Water Allocation Rule in the Bow River Basin of Southern Alberta. CAES-AAEA annual conference, Denver.

Ali, Md. Kamar, Robert Bewer, K. K. Klein and Suren Kulshreshtha. 2010. Establishing Indicators of Efficient Water Use for Southern Alberta Irrigation Districts. CAES-AAEA annual conference, Denver.

Xiu, Changbai and K. K. Klein. 2010. Market and Government Failure in the Chinese Dairy Industry: The Case of Melamine. Poster paper presented at CAES-AAEA annual conference, Denver.

Le Roy, Danny, Tatiana Cook and K. K. Klein. 2010. The Boundary Water Treaty between Canada and the United States after One Hundred Years - An Analysis of its Ability to Resolve Disputes over Sharing the Waters of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers. Poster paper presented at CAES-AAEA annual conference, Denver.

Wang, Qilin and K. K. Klein. 2010. Choices of a rural household’s consumption between purchased and self-produced goods. Chinese Economics Society annual conference, Xiamen, China

Klein, K.K., S. N. Kulshreshtha, Kamar Ali, and Robert Bewer. 2010. Improving Water Use Efficiency in Southern Alberta Irrigated Agriculture. Presented at Sustainable Irrigation 2010: Third International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies, Bucharest, Romania

Wheeler, Sarah, Henning Bjornlund, T. Olsen, K. K. Klein, and Lorraine Nicol. 2010. Modelling the adoption of different types of irrigation water technology in Alberta, Canada. Presented at Sustainable Irrigation 2010: Third International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies, Bucharest, Romania

Klein, K. and Bjornlund, H. 2009. Water economics research in Alberta, Canada – Issues and challenges. Presented to the International Water Resource Economics Consortium, Berkeley.

Qiao, Guanghua, Changbai Xiu, Ting Guo and K. K. Klein. 2009. Market and government failure in the Chinese dairy industry: The case of melamine. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Public Economics and Management, Xiamen, China

Le Roy, Danny G., Amani E. Elobeid and K. K. Klein. 2009. The impact of trade barriers on mandated biofuel consumption in Canada. International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Annual Meeting, Fort Myers, Florida.

Klein, K. K., Changbai Xiu, Junying Li and Qiujuan Chu. 2009. The expanding wine industry in China: A new competitive threat? American Association of Wine Economists Third Annual Conference, Reims, Champagne, France.

Klein, K. K., R. Grant-Kalsichuk, H. Bjornlund and P. L. Wilson. 2009. Impacts of climate change on water and public health in Canada. Water Policy 2009: Water as a Vulnerable and Exhaustible Resource. Proceedings ed. Pavel Kovar, Petr Maca and Jana Redinova. Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague: 280-283. http://www.fzp.czu.cz/waterpolicy2009

Klein, K. K. and Danny G. Le Roy. 2009. BSE in Canada: Assessing the economic costs and government compensation to the beef sector. Canadian Agricultural Economics Society annual conference, Toronto.

K. K. Klein, Wen Yan and Yueming Xu. 2009. Transfer of Land Use Rights in China: A Case Study in Hebei Province. Canadian Agricultural Economics Society annual conference, Toronto.

Zhang, Wencui and K. K. Klein. 2009. Changing roles of women in production and domesticity in Hebei, China. Poster paper at Alberta Agricultural Economics Association annual conference, Red Deer.

Yan, Wen, K. K. Klein and Yueming Xu. 2009. Willingness to transfer land use rights in rural China. Poster paper at Alberta Agricultural Economics Association annual conference, Red Deer.

Klein, K. K., Guanghua Qiao and Lijuan Zhao. 2009. Promotion of water user associations in Inner Mongolia: An attempt to increase efficiency of water use by farmer participation. Presented to 9th European Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in China: Rethinking Urban-Rural Interactions in China's Development: Beyond the Urban Bias? University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Klein, K. K., Yuanfeng Zhao and Ruijin Zhang. 2009. Explosive growth in dairy production in Inner Mongolia: Satisfying the needs for information by small-scale dairy producers. Presented to 9th European Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in China: Rethinking Urban-Rural Interactions in China's Development: Beyond the Urban Bias? University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Yan Wen, Yueming Xue and K. K. Klein. 2009. Transfer of land use rights in China: An exploratory case study in Hebei province. Presented to 9th European Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in China: Rethinking Urban-Rural Interactions in China's Development: Beyond the Urban Bias? University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Zhang, Wencui and K. K. Klein. 2009. The role of rural women in production and domesticity in China. Presented to 9th European Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in China: Rethinking Urban-Rural Interactions in China's Development: Beyond the Urban Bias? University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Published Technical Research Reports:

Mussell, Al, Kevin Grier, Claudia Schmidt, Wayne Martin, Darryl Robinson, John Cranfield, Kurt Klein, Ted Schroeder and Ron Doering. 2010. The costs and benefits of BSE testing of cattle in Canada. George Morris Centre, Guelph, Ontario: 117 pp.

Bewer, Robert, Md. Kamar Ali, K. K. Klein and S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2010. Water use technical and economic efficiency in Southern Alberta irrigated agriculture. SAREC Report 2010-14, Department of Economics, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Cook, Tatiana and K. K. Klein. 2010. Water licenses in Alberta: Some frequently asked questions. SAREC Report 2010-5, Department of Economics, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Klein, K. K., Suren N. Kulshreshtha, Kamar Ali and Robert Bewer. 2010. Improving water use efficiency in Southern Alberta irrigated agriculture: Choice of criterion. SAREC Report 2010-4, Department of Economics, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Ali, Md. Kamar, Danny G. Le Roy and K. K. Klein. 2010. Water allocation models for Alberta: An assessment of what’s available and what are the needs. SAREC Report 2010-3, Department of Economics, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Cook, Tatiana, K. K. Klein and Danny G. Le Roy. 2010. Sharing of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers between Alberta and Montana: A Primer. SAREC Report 2010-2, Department of Economics, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Yan, Wen, K. K. Klein and Danny G. Le Roy. 2010. Estimating the net benefits of water for cropping activities in irrigation districts in Southern Alberta. SAREC Report 2010-1, Department of Economics, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Le Roy, Danny G., Amani E. Elobid and K. K. Klein. 2009. The impact of trade barriers on mandated biofuel consumption in Canada. CATPRN Commissioned Paper CP 2009-X, Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network, University of Guelph, Guelph, 35 pp.

Le Roy, Danny G., Amani E. Elobid and K. K. Klein. 2009. The impact of trade barriers on mandated biofuel consumption in Canada -- A CATPRN Policy Brief. Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network, University of Guelph, Guelph, 4 pp.

Nicol, Lorraine, Henning Bjornlund and K. K. Klein. 2009. Water for economic development in the Southgrow region of Alberta. Final report for Southgrow region. Lethbridge, Alberta, 52 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

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