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BSc University of Guelph
BA University of Guelph
MSc University of Guelph
PhD Michigan State University
Mary Doidge received her Bachelor’s degrees at the University of Guelph, where she went on to get her MSc in Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics. She then attended Michigan State University where she earned her PhD in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics. After her PhD, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at the Ohio State University. She joined McGill’s Department of Natural Resource Sciences in January of 2020. Her work takes a behavioural approach to agricultural economics, examining farmer decision-making under risk and uncertainty.
Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, member
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, member
Professor Doidge’s research examines farmer decision-making in the context of land use, crop insurance, conservation, and climate change adaptation behaviour, among others. She is interested in farmers’ on-farm economic decisions in the face of risk and uncertainty, and how insights from other social sciences can be applied to the study of agricultural economics.
Professor Doidge’s current research projects include understanding how crop insurance influences farmers’ incentives to adapt to climate change risk, how farmers make land use decisions, and how best to design incentives to promote best management practice (BMP) adoption to improve environmental quality.