Simon Weseen is an Economist with International Bioresources Research Group (IBRG), Saskatoon Saskatchewan. He is also the former Executive Director for CAIRN.
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Innovation Related Publications
Peer Reviewed Publications
Khaledi M., Weseen S., Sawyer E., Ferguson S. and R. Gray. Factors Influencing the Partial versus Complete Adoption of Organic Farming Practices in Saskatchewan, Canada. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. (Forthcoming)
Bakhshi, Samira, Mohammad Shakeri, M. Rose Olfert, Mark D. Partridge and Simon Weseen. “Do Local Residents Value Federal Transfers: Evidence from the Canadian Federation?”Public Finance Review. (Forthcoming)
Weseen, S. and M. R. Olfert, 2008. Cultural Policy in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy (SIPP) Public Policy Paper No. 54
M.R. Olfert and Simon Weseen, 2007. Assessing the Viability of an Ethanol Industry in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy (SIPP) Public Policy Paper No. 48
W. H. Furtan, A. Güzel, A. S. Weseen, 2007. Landscape Clubs: Co-existence of Genetically Modified and Organic Crops. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 55 (2), 185–195.
Weseen, S. 2006. Reducing transaction costs by regulating Canada’s organic industry. Current Agriculture, Food & Resource Issues 7: 65-74.
Other Publications and Consulting
Business Plan/Action Plan 2010----2014: Forestry and Agroforestry Team ---- 2010. Saskatchewan Research Council, SK.
Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge of Traditional Land Use: Orion South Diamond Project ---- 2010. Métis Nation of Saskatchewan.
Review of Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment Forest Service Branch Mandate and Functions – 2010. Saskatchewan Research Council.
Adaptive Capacity of Forestry Stakeholders in the Boreal Plains Ecozone to Climate Change ---- 2010. Saskatchewan Research Council, Saskatoon, SK.
Gray, R. and S. Weseen, 2008. Best Practices for Canadian Agricultural Innovation: Lessons from Theory and Practice. A Technical Paper Commissioned by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC).
Gray, R., Nagy, C., Galushko, V., Weseen, S. 2008. Returns to Pulse Crop Research & Development and the Management of Intellectual Property Rights. A Report Funded by the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers.
Gray, R and S. Weseen, 2008. Options for Funding Crop Research in Western Canada. A Report Funded by the Western Grains Research Foundation.
Gray R., Furtan H. and S. Weseen, 2008. An Examination of Policy Instruments in the World Bioeconomy and their Applicability to Canada. A Technical Paper Commissioned by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC).
Conference and Other Presentations
Presentation titled Adapting to Change: Forest Tenure in Canada’s Boreal Plains Ecozone, made at the “Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Changing Climate with an Emphasis on Forest Health: A Review of Science, Policies and Practices” international conference in Umea, Sweden.
Presentation titled An Examination of Policy Instruments in the World Bioeconomy and their Applicability to Canada made (with R. Gray) to Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) in Saskatoon.