• PhD Agricultural Economics, 2005, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • MA Economics, 1997, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • BA (Hons.), Economics, 1996, University of Saskatchewan, Canada


  • ABIZ 0710 Agricultural Policy
  • ABIZ 3510 Economics of Food Policy
  • ABIZ 7380 Agricultural Policy


Research interests

Dr. Cardwell's research interests include the economics of food and agricultural policies, international trade regulation, and foreign aid. He focuses on how vested interests can shape the policy-making process and generate unintended consequences and distributional effects. Current and recent projects include international food aid policies, understanding support for government policies, international trade disputes, and Canadian agricultural policies.

Dr. Cardwell is the managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.


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Other information


  • Canadian Economics Association (2015), Vanderkamp Prize (best paper in Canadian Public Policy journal), with Chad Lawley & Di Xiang
  • North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (2018), Teaching Award of Merit
  • University of Manitoba (2019), Community Outreach Award
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (2020), Lead article in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, with Pascal L. Ghazalian