During this webinar, Andrew will discuss:
- Why dairy supply management is now a flashpoint in NAFTA negotiations, when it was not central to previous rounds of Canada-U.S. trade negotiations.
- What the U.S. industry and the Trump administration are demanding of Canada, and why.
- How the negotiations pertaining to this one sector could escalate into a dispute that threatens the negotiations, and what could result if it does.
Dr. Andrew Novakovic´ is the E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics in the Charles H.Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, where he hasbeen since 1978. He also serves as the Dyson School Director of Land Grant Programs.
Dr. Novakovic’s expertise is in the area of the economics of agricultural markets and agricultural and food policy. His primary focus is applied research in the field of dairy market economics and educational programs for dairy sector leaders, analysts, and policymakers.
In 2010, Dr. Novakovic´ was appointed Chair of the ad hoc Dairy Industry Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Beginning in June 2011, he served one
year in residence as a Senior Economist in the USDA Office of the Chief Economist, whose
mission it is to advise the Secretary on agricultural, food, environmental, and trade policy.
His part-time appointment with USDA continued through 2015.
A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Novakovic´ received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and did his graduate work at Purdue University.