Ryan Cardwell

Ryan Cardwell


Ryan Cardwell, Ph.D.
Ryan Cardwell is an associate professor and the graduate-student coordinator in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Manitoba. His areas of interest are food security, international trade and food policy. Ryan is an editorial board member for the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics and the current president of the Canadian Council of the International Association of Agricultural Economists. Ryan's research focuses on the effects of international trade agreements on food aid, trade flows and intellectual property rights. Recent research topics include the substitutability of food aid commodities in the face of high food prices, the effects of the WTO's TRIPS Agreement on the protection of intellectual property rights in developing countries, and proposed WTO disciplines on food export restrictions. From September 2013 to February 2014, Ryan is on sabbatical leave at ISCE-GII, Virginia Tech Research Center-Arlington. He will spend the second half of his sabbatical year at Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy.