• Work Experience

Professor, Tenured, July 1990 - present

Acting Department Head, July 2011 - June 2012

Head, Department of Agricultural Economics, July 2001 - June 2006

Canadian Grain Policy Research Chair, July 2011 – present


  • Academic and Training Background

Ph.D. Dept. of Agriculture and Resource Economics, U. of California at Berkeley, 1991

M.Sc. Department of Agricultural Economics, U. of Saskatchewan, 1981             

B.S.A. (honours), Department of Agricultural Economics, U. of Saskatchewan, 1979


  • Selected Accomplishments and Honours

Outstanding Journal Article CAES. 2011/12

President of Canadian Agricultural Economics Society 2012

Article of Enduring Quality 2012, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society

Fellowship in Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, July, 2010

Member of the Crop Research Funding Working Group 2011-2013

Board of Directors Canadian Agricultural Policy Institute 2017-present


  • Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications, Patent Applications and Patents

PUBLICATIONS             (63 peer reviewed journal articles and 35 book chapters)

Hosseini, S., Gray, RS. & Torishizi, M. 2019. Cross-licensing agreements in presence of technological improvements. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 67(1): 115-130. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cjag.12180.

Slade, P. & Gray, RS. 2019. Wheat stocks and cointegration of wheat prices. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 67(1): 103-114. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cjag.12181.

Ge, H., Goetz, S.J., Gomez, M., Gray, RS. & Nolan, J. 2019. Modelling testing mechanism for mitigating genetically modified what contamination risks. International Journal of Production Research 57(2): 582-598. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2018.1472403.

Serfas, D., Gray, RS. & Slade, P. 2018. Congestion and distribution of rents in wheat export sector: A Canada-US cross border comparison. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 66(2): 187-207. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cjag.12171.

Torishizi, M. & Gray, RS. 2018. An economic analysis of Western Canadian grain export capacity. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 66(2): 255-282. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cjag.12148.

Hosseni, S. & Gray, RS. 2018. Who Governs Producer Controlled Research Organizations in the agricultural sector, and why? 2018 Conference, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver British Columbia, International Association of Agricultural Economists. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.22004/ag.econ.277133.

Mohammad, T., Murray F. & Gray, RS. 2018. Non-linear demand in a linear town. Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization. 16(2): 1-12. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jafio-2017-0019.

Gray, RS, Kingwell, R. S., Galushko, V., & Bolek, K. 2017. Intellectual property rights and Canadian wheat breeding for the 21st century. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 65(4): 667-691.

Brewin, D. G., Schmitz, T. G., Nolan, J. F., & Gray, RS (2017). Grain transportation policy reform in Western Canada. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 65(4): 643-665.

Ge, H and Gray RS. and J. Nolan. 2017. Modeling the Optimal Strategies for Mitigating Genetically Modified Wheat Contamination Risks International Journal of Business and Economics Research (ISSN Print: 2328-7543, Online: 2328-756X) http://www.ijber.org Current Issue: Vol.6, No.5, 2017

Torshizi, M., Gray RS, and M. Fulton. 2018. Non-Linear Demand in a Linear Town. Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jafio-2017-0019

Pozveh, HSH, Torshizi, M and RS Gray 2018.Cross-Licensing Agreements in Presence of Technological Improvements". Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics DOI:10.1111/cjag.12180

Smyth, S.J., Kerr, W.A. and Gray, RS., 2017. Regulatory barriers to international scientific innovation: approving new biotechnology in North America. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 23(2):134-145.

Ugochukwu, AI., Hobbs, JE Phillips, PW., & Gray, RS 2015. An economic analysis of private incentives to adopt DNA barcoding technology for fish species authentication in Canada. Genome, 58(12), 559-567.

Galushko V, Gray, RS 2014. Twenty five years of private wheat breeding in the UK: lessons for other countries. Science and Public Policy. 1-15, DOI:10.1093/scipol/scu004

Alston JM, Gray RS.2013. Wheat Research Funding in Australia: The Rise of Public–Private–Producer Partnerships. EuroChoices. 12: 30–35. doi: 10.1111/1746-692X.12017

Galushko V, Gray R, Oikonomou E. 2012. Operating in an Intellectual Property World: Knowledge Sharing among Plant Breeders in Canada. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 60 (3) 295-316.

Gray R, Malla S. 2011. Managing Public IP with Downstream Inter-firm Research Spillovers. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 59(4):475-91.

Khaledi M, Weseen S, Sawyer E, Gray R. 2010. Factors Influencing Partial and Complete Adoption of Organic Farming. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 58 (1): 37-56

Smyth SJ, Gray R. 2010. Intellectual Property Sharing Agreements in Gene Technology: Implications for Research and Commercialization. International Journal of Intellectual Property Management 4 (3): 179-190.

Galushko V, Gray R, Smyth SJ. 2010. Resolving FTO Barriers in GM Canola. AgBioForum 13: 4: 360-369.

Veeman TS, Gray R. 2009. Agricultural Production and Productivity in Canada. Choices 24(4).

Gray R, Malla S, Tran KC. 2006. Spillovers and Crowding Effects in a Mixed Biotech Industry: The Case of Canola. AgBioForum 9(1): 31-41.

Gray R, Malla S, Phillips P. 2006. Product Innovation in the Canadian Canola Sector. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. 11(1): 65-74.

Furtan WH, Gray RS, Holzman J. 2005. Regulatory Approval Decisions in the Presence of Market Externalities: The Case of Genetically Modified Wheat. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 30(1):12-28.


  • Selected Research Funding

Network Lead for the Canadian Agricultural Innovation and Regulation Network, funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada , $1,000,000 (2009-2013)

Network Leader for the Canadian Agricultural Innovation Research Network funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, $910,000 (2005–2009)

Canadian Grain Policy Chair $180,000 (2013-2017)

Canadian Grain Policy Chair $190,000 (2018-2022)

Co investigator and GE3LS lead for Canadian Triticum Applied Genomics (CTAG2) led by C. J. Pozniak and A. Sharpe funded by Genome Canada/Western Grains Research Foundation /DuPont Pioneer/Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture/Manitoba Agriculture/Bayer Crop Science. $7,534,001. (2015-2019)

Co Investigator and GE3LS lead for Canadian Triticum through Genomics project (CTAG) project lead by Curtis Pozniak and Andrew Sharp. C.J. Pozniak, P. J. Hucl, A. Sharpe, C. McCartney, R. Knox, M. Jordan, H. Randhawa, D. Spaner, V. Galushko, R. Gray. Canadian Triticum Advancement through Genomics (CTAG). Genome Canada/Province of Saskatchewan. $7.3 Million (2011-2015).

Co investigator and GE3LS lead for SoyaGen: Improving yield and disease resistance in short­season soybean led by François Belzile, Richard Bélanger funded by Genome Canada/Western Grains Research Foundation/Sask Pulse Growers and several other orgnisations (2015-2019)    

Project Co-Lead, Farmer adoption and big data based applications in production agriculture Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre, CFREF (2014-2020)

Co Investigator and GE3LS lead for 4DWheat: Diversity, Domestication, Discovery, and Delivery project lead by Curtis Pozniak and Sylvie Cloutier. Genome Canada/Province of Saskatchewan. $11.0 Million (2019-2023)