College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Research Area(s)

  • Intersect of regulation and liability as it relates to innovation
  • Agricultural biotechnology


Agricultural and Resource Economics


  • Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan
  • B.A., University of Saskatchewan

Selected Publications

Gleim, S. and Smyth, S.J.  2018.  Scientific underpinnings of biotechnology regulatory frameworks.  New Biotechnology, 42: 26-32.

Biden, S., Smyth, S.J., and Hudson, D.  2018.  The economic and environmental cost of delayed GM crop adoption: The case of Australia's GM canola moratorium.  GM Crops & Food, 9(1): 13-20.

Smyth, S.J.  2018.  Transfer and licensing of university research and technology in Canadian agriculture.  pp 239-255 in Kalaitzandonakes, N., Carayannis, E.G., Grigoroudis E.S., and Rozakis, S. (eds) From Agriscience to Agribusiness: Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management. Springer Nature: Cham.

Viju, C., Smyth, S.J., and Kerr, W.A.  2017.  Agricultural biotechnology and food security: Can CETA, TPP, and TTIP become venues to facilitate trade in GM products?  pp. 191-206 in Schmitz, A., Kennedy, P.L., and Schmitz, T.G. (eds)  World Agricultural Resources and Food Security: International Food Security. (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Volume 17)  Emerald Publishing Limited: West Yorkshire.

Booker, H.M., Lamb, E.G., and Smyth, S.J.  2017.  Ex-post assessment of genetically modified, low level presence in Canadian flax.  Transgenic Research, 26(3): 399-409.

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

Smyth, S.J.  2017.   Genetically modified crops, regulatory delays, and international trade.  Food and Energy Security, 6(2): 78-86.

Smyth, S.J.  2017.  Canadian regulatory perspectives on genome engineered crops.  GM Crops & Food, 8(1): 35-43.

Lubieniechi, S., Hesseln, H., Phillips, P., and Smyth, S.  2016.  Expert and lay public risk preferences regarding plants with novel traits.  Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 64(4): 717-738.

Smyth, S.J., Phillips, P.W.B., and Kerr, W.A.  2016.  EU failing FAO challenge to improve global food security.  Trends in Biotechnology, 34(7): 521-523.