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The focus of this study is to examine the risk and return trade-offs for various crop rotations and tillage systems. The geographic area represented in this study will be that contained within four soil, and five climatic zones within the Province of Alberta. The predominant crops grown in these...
In this paper, we examine risk reductions possible by including off-farm assets with farm assets in a form growth context. We specify a dynamic investment model in which an individual can invest in hog finishing barns, stocks, and financial holdings. We solve this model for an Alberta hog...
The objectives of this study were to measure returns and the variation in returns for hog finishers in Alberta. From this base, different strategies were assessed as to their ability to reduce the level of price risk faced by producers. The National Tripartite Stabilization Program was reviewed...
This project has examined after tax gross margin net present values accruing to Alberta wheat farmers under three fertilizer and crop rotation systems; a fixed rotation traditional fertilizer system, a static economic fertilizer decision system within a fixed rotation, and a static economic...
Wind energy is emerging as a primary source of renewable energy in Canada, attracting over $23 billion in investment. Steadily increasing, a total capacity of 31,640 MW of wind energy must be installed by 2040 to meet the requirements of the Paris Agreement on Climate, requiring the construction...
This paper examines alternative risk management strategies in terms of their effectiveness for three representative Alberta farm operations. Stochastic dynamic simulation methods are used to model financial performance for these farms, and alternative risk management programs are compared in...
This research investigates flexible pricing and payment alternatives (FPPA) that can be incorporated within the CWB pooling system for wheat. FPPA allow the CWB to remove some or all of the price uncertainty within a crop year to participating farm managers and let them arrange cash inflows more...
Investment Analysis of Agri-Food Ventures: What Risk Premia are Appropriate? The Silence of the LiteratureDownload
Financial principles of project investment analysis with the cost and benefit flows over time. Invariably, the correct future cash flows and exact risks are unknown. The agricultural academic literature devotes substantial energy to discussing the estimation of the cash flows but it is relatively...
Landslide Risk to Railway Operations and Resilience in the Thompson River Valley near Ashcroft, British ColumbiaDownload
This thesis investigates the hazard frequency and associated risk posed by twelve large landslides in the Thompson River Valley south of Ashcroft, British Columbia, which are collectively referred to as the Ashcroft Thompson River landslides. The Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways...
The thesis deals with the problem of minimization of Conditional Value at Risk within the context of Margrabe market under constraints on the initial capital available. We propose to approximate the distribution of the difference between two lognormal random variables using normal distribution...