Paul Thomassin

Associate Professor,
McGill University

Agricultural Economics
Macdonald Stewart Building, MS3-40
Macdonald Campus, McGill University
Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec
H9X 3V9, Canada
Tel: (514) 398-7956
Fax: (514) 398-8130
Institution page

  • Ph. D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1985
  • Maîtrise, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1984
  • Baccalauréat, U. McGill, 1978

  • Research
    Dr. Thomassin conducts research in environmental and resource economics. Current projects include economic-ecological macroeconomic modeling, the institutional design of domestic greenhouse gas emission trading, and the non-market valuation of environmental goods and services.

    QCBS students
    Rene Roy, Ph.D.
    (Start: 2010)
    Thesis title: Incorporating economic values for the environment into private and public decision making
    Ting Ting Wu, Ph.D.
    (Start: 2011)
    Thesis title: Macroeconomic Analysis and the Environment
    Rajni Radji, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2004)
    Thesis title: Regional Modelling and Climate Change
    Mario Roy, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2017, End: 2020)

    Thesis title: Estimation of the Willingness to pay for antibiotic free meat
    Previous students (since 2009)
    Ning An, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2011, End: 2013)
    Thesis title: Climate Change and Farm Financial Viability: Representative Farms in Quebec and Eastern Ontario
    Ahmad Banki, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2007, End: 2010)
    Thesis title: Insurance Purchasing Under Ambiguity and Its Applications For Forest Carbon Offsets: An Experimental Study
    Howard Gumilang, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2005, End: 2010)
    Thesis title: Economic and Environmental Impacts of trade Liberalization: The Case of Indonesia
    Yan Liu, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2004, End: 2009)
    Thesis title: The Economics of Forest Carbon Offset Trading: The Design of an Economic Experiment
    Anya Lundy, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2011, End: 2014)
    Thesis title: Macroeconomic Impacts of Bison Production
    Sebastien Rivest, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2015, End: 2017)
    Thesis title: The Watershed Evaluation of beneficail Management Practices (WEBs) The Bras d'Henri Watershed - On-Farm Economics
    Rene Roy, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2006, End: 2009)
    Thesis title: Consumer Valuation of Food Attributes: A Comparison of Willingness to Pay Estimates from Choice Modelling and Contingency Valuation Methods
    Edjigayehu Seyoum, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2006, End: 2009)
    Thesis title: What does the Future Have in Store for Farmers in Quebec? Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Cash Crop Farms in Monteregie and Saguenay Lac St. Jean
    Francesca Sirsley, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2004, End: 2009)
    Thesis title: Using Option Value Games with an Embedded Risk Preference Measure to Study Behaviour of Market Participants Faced with Short and Long Term Carbon Offset Choices
    Mihoko Tegawa, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2008, End: 2010)
    Thesis title: A Study of Heterogeneity in a Commons Dilemma: An Experimental Approach
    Jun Xiao, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2010, End: 2012)
    Thesis title: Implicit Pricing of Food Attributes: A Hedonic Pricing Approach
    Sue May Yen, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2006, End: 2009)
    Thesis title: Valuing Environmental, Social, and Ethical Benefits Using Chocie Modelling: A Comparison of the Implicit Price of Food Attributes for Rural adn Urban Consumers
    AGEC 333 - Resource Economics (Fall / Automne)
    AGEC 491 - Research & Methodology (Fall / Automne)
    AGEC 633 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (Fall / Automne)

    30- The impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on the Canadian economy
    Mukhopadhyay K., Thomassin P.J.
    2018 Journal of Economic Structures (Date Added: 2018-02-06)

    29- Food security in China at 2050: a global CGE exercise
    Mukhopadhyay K., Thomassin P.J., Zhang J.
    2018 Journal of Economic Structures (Date Added: 2018-01-17)

    28- A Syst-OMICS approach to ensuring food safety and reducing the economic burden of salmonellosis
    Emond-Rheault J., Jeukens J., Freschi L., Kukavica-Ibrulj I., Boyle B., Dupont M., Colavecchio A., Barrere V., Cadieux B., Arya G., Bekal S., Berry C., Burnett E., Cavestri C., Chapin T.K., Crouse A., Daigle F., Danyluk M.D., Delaquis P., Dewar K., Doualla-Bell F., Fliss I., Fong K., Fournier E., Franz E., Garduno R., Gill A., Gruenheid S., Harris L., Huang C.B., Huang H., Johnson R., Joly Y., Kerhoas M., Kong N., Lapointe G., Larivière L., Loignon S., Malo D., Moineau S., Mottawea W., Mukhopadhyay K., Nadon C., Nash J., Ngueng Feze I., Ogunremi D., Perets A., Pilar A.V., Reimer A.R., Robertson J., Rohde J., Sanderson K.E., Song L., Stephan R., Tamber S., Thomassin P., Tremblay D., Usongo V., Vincent C., Wang S., Weadge J.T., Wiedmann M., Wijnands L., Wilson E.D., Wittum T., Yoshida C., Youfsi K., Zhu L., Weimer B.C., Goodridge L., Levesque R.C.
    2017 Frontiers in Microbiology (Date Added: 2017-07-03)

    27- Economy wide impacts of ethanol and biodiesel policy in Canada: An input–output analysis
    Mukhopadhyay K., Chen X., Thomassin P.
    2017 International Journal of Green Energy (Date Added: 2017-03-01)

    26- Economic impact of freer trade in Latin America and the Caribbean: A GTAP Analysis
    Mukhopadhyay, Kakali, Thomassin, Paul J.
    2012 Latin American Journal of Economics (Date Added: 2012-12-18)

    25- Economic impact of adopting a healthy diet in Canada
    Mukhopadhyay, Kakali, Thomassin, Paul J.
    2012 Journal of Public Health (Date Added: 2012-05-14)

    24-Evaluating Benefit Transfer for Canadian Water Quality Improvements Using US/Canada Metadata: An Application of International Meta- Analysis.
    Thomassin, Paul J, Johnston, Robert J.
    2011 International Handbook on Non-Market Environmental Valuation ( Date Added: 2012-03-28)

    23- Macroeconomic effects of the Ethanol Biofuel Sector in Canada
    Mukhopadhyay, Kakali, Thomassin, Paul J.
    2011 Biomass and Bioenergy (Date Added: 2012-02-06)

    22- Economic and environmental impacts of trade liberalization: The case of Indonesia
    Gumilang, Howard, Mukhopadhyay, Kakali, Thomassin, Paul J.
    2011 Economic Modelling (Date Added: 2011-09-29)

    21-Willingness to Pay for Water Quality Improvements in the United States and Canada: Considering Possibilities for International Meta-Analysis and Benefit Transfer
    Johnston, Robert J, Thomassin, Paul J
    2010 Agricultural and Resource Economics Review ( Date Added: 2012-02-06)

    20- Impact of regional economic integration in East Asia
    Mukhopadhyay, K., Thomassin, P.J.
    2010 International Economic Journal (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    19-Economic and environmental impact of free trade in East and South East Asia
    Mukhopadhyay, Kakali, Thomassin, Paul J
    2009 ( Date Added: 2012-03-28)

    18-Economic impact of East and South-East Asian free trade agreements
    Mukhopadhyay, K., Thomassin, P.J.
    2008 Asia-Pacific Trade Investment Review ( Date Added: 2012-03-28)

    17- Impact of East-Asian Free Trade on Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    Thomassin, P.J., Mukhopadhyay, K.
    2008 Journal of International and Global Economic Studies, (Date Added: 2012-03-28)

    16-The Impact of ASEAN +3 Trade Agreements on the South Asian economy: An Analysis in GTAP Framework.
    Mukhopadhyay, K., Thomassin, Paul J., Chakraborty, D.
    2008 Foreign Trade Review ( Date Added: 2012-03-28)

    15- Industrial output restriction and the Kyoto protocol: An input-output approach with application to Canada
    Lixon, B., Thomassin, P.J., Hamaide, B.
    2008 Ecological Economics (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    14-Patented Inventions and Externalities: Hohfeldian Legal Relationships As They Applied To The Problem Of Cross-Pollination
    Banik, Marc, Thomassin, Paul J.
    2007 Seeds of Change: Intellectual Property Protection for Agricultural Biotechnology ( Date Added: 2012-03-28)

    13- Comment on Kessler and Abaza.
    Thomassin, P.J.
    2006 Regional Development Dialogue (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    12- The potential contribution of the agriculture and forestry sectors to greenhouse gas management: A policy perspective
    Thomassin, P.J., Atkinson, P., Van Kooten, G.C., Weersink, A.
    2005 Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    11- Guest editorial
    Thomassin, P.J.
    2005 Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    10- Changes in Quebec cropping practices in response to a carbon offset market: A simulation
    Morand, H., Thomassin, P.J.
    2005 Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    9- The evolution of environmental legislation: A strategic transaction approach
    Thomassin, P.J., Cloutier, L.M.
    2004 Journal of Economic Issues (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    8- Canadian agriculture and the development of a carbon trading and offset system
    Thomassin, P.J.
    2003 American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    7- The power generation sector's demand for fossil fuels: A quantitative assessment on the viability of carbon fees for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
    Seres, S., Thomassin, P.J.
    2002 International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    6- Macroeconomic impacts of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Canadian agriculture
    Thomassin, P.J.
    2002 American Journal of Alternative Agriculture (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    5- Informational requirements and the regulatory process of agricultural biotechnology
    Thomassin, P.J., Cloutier, L.M.
    2001 Journal of Economic Issues (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    4- Economic and environmental viability of substituting lupins for soybens: The case of dairy farming in Southwest Quebec
    Messele, T., Baker, L., Thomassin, P.J., Henning, J.C.
    2001 Journal of Sustainable Agriculture (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    3- The economics of erosion and sustainable practices: The case of the saint-esprit watershed
    Dissart, J.-C., Baker, L., Thomassin, P.J.
    2000 Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    2- Macroeconomic impact of establishing a large-scale fuel ethanol plant on the Canadian economy
    Thomassin, P.J., Baker, L.
    2000 Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    1- Institutional change and its impact on farm management
    Thomassin, P.J., Baker, L.
    1989 Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

    In the media
    Cutting greenhouse gases on the farm
    Institute for Research on Public Policy (Ragan, Katherine) 2013-11-00