Faculty Profile - Peter W.B. Phillips
Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; Associate Member, Department of Bioresource, Policy, Business and Economics, College of Agriculture; and Associate Member, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan
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With PhD in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics, Peter Phillips has practiced for 13 years as a professional economist and senior policy advisor in Canadian industry and government. At the University of Saskatchewan he has held the Van Vliet Research Chair, created and held an NSERC-SSHRC Chair in Managing Technological Change, was a founding member and director of the virtual College of Biotechnology and was founding director of the graduate school of public policy. Phillips has had visiting appointments at the LSE, the OECD, the European University Institute and the University of Western Australia, is associate editor of AgBioForum, a leading on-line journal, was a member of the NAFTA Chapter 13 expert panel on GM maize in Mexico and was a founding member of the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Agri-food Policy Institute, the Estey Centre for the Study of Trade, Law and the Economy, and Ag West Bio Inc., which operates a biotech venture fund. Phillips’ current research focuses on governing transformative innovation, including regulation and policy, innovation systems, intellectual property management, trade policy and decision systems. He is co-lead and principal investigator of a $5.4 million Genome Canada project entitled Value Addition through Genomics and GE3LS (VALGEN) which runs 2009-13 and has been an applicant and investigator on more than 15 peer reviewed grants worth more than $150 million. He has been the author or editor of eight books—his latest, Governing Transformative Technological Innovation: Who’s in charge? was published by Edward Elgar in 2007—and more than 70 journal articles and book chapters.
Phone: (306) 966-4021
- Ph.D. (International Political Economy), The London School of Economics and Political Science, 1989
- M.Sc.Econ. (Economics), The London School of Economics and Political Science, 1981
- B.A. (High Honours in Economics and Political Studies), University of Saskatchewan, 1980
Areas of Interest
International political economy
- Public policy
- Science, technology and innovation
- Regulation and trade policy
- Saskatchewan Books Award for Scholarly Writing, 2001 (co-author, The Biotechnology Revolution in Global Agriculture)
- Listed in Who's Who in Canada, 2001 to date
- Fellow, The Centre for Innovation Studies (THECIS), Calgary, 2003 to date
- Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics, London, UK (Aug-Sept, 2005)
- Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence, Italy (January-March 2006)
- Honorary Research Fellow, School of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (April-June 2006)
- Professor at Large, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Western Australia, Perth, AU, 2006 to 2008
- Contributor to research volumes that have awards in Saskatchewan, Canada and the US
Recent Research Funding
- 2012-13 - Applicant (with J. Leonard, MPP candidate and VALGEN Scholar), The Innovation and Diffusion of Policy: Novelty in the Canadian Regulatory System for Plants with Novel Traits Budget; Canadian Agriculture Innovation Research Network (CAIRN) ($10,500).
- 2013-17 - Co-applicant, NSERC CREATE for Protecting the health of Canadians: Integrated Training Program in Infectious Disease, Food Safety and Public Policy (B. Singh, PI; $1.65 million; matched, NSERC # 414153-2012).
- 2011-16 - Lead, Principal Investigator and Applicant (with James Nolan and Valerie Thompson) CFI # 27856 Experimental Decision Laboratory (EDL) at the University of Saskatchewan: A facility for the study of decision-making in complex, uncertain situations (total budget $385,342).
- 2010-11 - Co-applicant and collaborator (with C. Ryan and K. Siddique) Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia International Science Linkage Grant (A$7,500).
- 2010-13 - Co-applicant and Investigator, Theme 5 GE3LS Project, International Barcode of Life Consortium (D. Castle, Lead; $990,000).
- 2009-12 - Co-applicant and Investigator, Canadian Agricultural Innovation and Regulation Network (CAIRN), an Enabling Research for Competitive Agriculture Network funded by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (R. Gray, Lead; $750,000).
- 2009-12 - Co-applicant and Investigator, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Policy Research Network, an Enabling Research for Competitive Agriculture Network funded by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (K. Meilke, Lead; $750,000).
- 2009-13 - Co-principal investigator, applicant and co-lead (with D. Castle), Genome Canada project on Value Generation through Genomics and GE3LS (VALGEN) ($5.4 million).
- 2007-11 - Co-Principal investigator, Bioactive Oils Program (R. Weslake, PI, $4.5 million from AVAC).
- 2006-10 - Co-applicant and co-investigator, SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative on Innovation Systems Research Network II (D. Wolfe, Lead; $2.8 million).
- 2006-10 - Co-applicant and co-principal investigator, Genome Canada grant to Genome Alberta for GELS research related to Translating Knowledge in Health Systems (T. Caulfield, Lead; $2.6 million).
- 2006-10 - Co-applicant and investigator (lead subproject on Ethics, Law and Society), Genome Canada grant to Genome Prairie for research related to Designing Oilseeds for Tomorrow’s Markets (R. Westlake and W. Keller, Leads; $17 million).
- 2006-09 - Co-applicant and Participant, SSHRC Knowledge Impact in Society Grant for Adapting to New Environments: Agriculture and Rural Economies in the 21st Century” (M. Fulton, PI; $300,000).
- 2005-09 - Investigator, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada Agrifood Policy Research Network on Innovation (R. Gray, Lead; $750,000).
- 2005-09 - Investigator, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada Agrifood Policy Research Network on Trade (K. Meilke, Lead; $750,000)
- 2003-07 - Network Investigator, Advanced Foods and Materials National Centre of Excellence (R. Yada, Lead; $22 million).
- 2003-06 - Investigator, SSHRC MCRI on Modeling Agricultural Biotechnology Intellectual Property Protection (R. Gold, PI; $3.0 million).
- 2002-04 - Principal investigator, AAFC contribution to investigate the cluster structure in Saskatoon and buy full membership in SSHRC MCRI on Innovation Systems Research Network (D. Wolfe and M. Gertler, Leads; $2.5 M).
- 2002 - Co-principal investigator, Sask. Seed Growers Association project on the economic impact of the Saskatchewan seeds industry (S. Smyth and D. ; $25K).
- 2001-04 - Co-principal investigator, Genome Canada grant to Genome Prairie for GELS research (E. Einseidel, Lead; $3.3 million).
- 2001-02 - Co-investigator, SSHRC Standard Grant to study identify preservation in the grain handling system (with James Nolan, Jill Hobbs and Bill Kerr; $55K).
- 2001-02 - Co-principal investigator, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada contract to continue with Guelph and Laval the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Research Network (CATRN), April 2001 to March 2002 (With K. Meilke and R. St. Louis; $250K).
- 2000-01 - Co-applicant and Collaborator, Technology Enhanced Learning Case Study, USASK application to Saskatchewan TEL Program ($100,000).
- 2000-04 - Applicant and Principal Investigator, NSERC/SSHRC Chair in Managing Knowledge Based Agri-Food Development ($1.1 Million).
- 2000-03 - Co-principal investigator (with P. Pardey), IFPRI/CIDA Linkage Grant for research into IPRs ($150K)
- 2000-02 - Principal investigator, Canodev Research Inc. contract to undertake study on Identity Preserved Production Systems for Canadian Crops, April 2000 to April 2004 ($20K).
- Porter, J. and P. Phillips (eds). 2007. Public Science in Liberal Democracy. University of Toronto Press, pp. 343.
- Phillips, P. and C. Onwuekwe (eds). 2007. Accessing and Sharing the Benefits of the Genomics Revolution. Kluwer/Springer, pp. 224.
- Phillips, P. 2007. Governing transformative technological innovation: Who's in charge? Oxford: Edward Elgar, pp. 306.
- Phillips, P., S. Smyth and W. Kerr (eds). 2006. Governing Risk in the 21st Century: Lessons from the World of Biotechnology. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 112.
- Smyth, S. P. Phillips, W. Kerr and G. Khachatourians. 2004. Regulating the Liabilities of Agricultural Biotechnology. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing, pp. 210.
- Phillips, P and R. Wolfe (eds). 2001. Governing Food: Science, Safety and Trade. McGill University Press/Queens School of Policy Studies, pp. 174.
- Phillips, P. and G.G. Khachatourians. 2001. The Biotechnology Revolution in Global Agriculture: Invention, Innovation and Investment in the Canola Sector. CABI, pp. 360.
- Phillips, P. 1990. Wheat, Europe and the GATT: A Political Economy Analysis. London: Pinter Publishers. 200 pp (reprinted in Japanese in 1992).
- Phillips, P., C. Ryan, J. Karwandy, T. Procyshyn and J. Parchewski. 2008. "The Saskatoon agricultural biotechnology cluster," in C. Karlsson ed., Handbook of Research on Clusters: Theories, Policies and Case Studies, Edward Elgar, 233-52.
- Phillips, P. 2008. Art and the Governance of New Technologies. In T. Caulfield and C. Gillespie (eds), Imagining Science: Art, Science and Social Change. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. pp. 75-7.
- Ryan, C. and P. Phillips. 2008. "Evaluating Knowledge Management Capacity in R&D Networks: Social network analyses of Genome Canada projects." In /Applications of Social Network Analysis ASNA 2005. /Uwe Serdült and Volker Täube (eds). Pps: 233-254.
- Phillips, P.W.B., 2008. Technology, ownership and governance: an alternative view of IPRs. Chapter in E. Einsiedel (ed), Foresight on Emerging Technologies. University of Calgary Press, 307-326.
- Phillips, P. 2007. The breadth of integration from trade agreements: Large versus small country bargaining power. Chapter 9 in J. Gaisford and W. Kerr, Handbook on International Trade Policy, Edward Elgar, 94-105.
- Phillips, P. and C. Ryan. 2007. The role of clusters in driving innovation. Chapter 3.1.1 in Krattinger, A., Mahoney, R. Nelsen, L, Thomson, J., Satyanarayana, K., Bennett, A, and Fernandez, C. (eds) The Handbook of best practices for management of intellectual property in health and agriculture, MIHR, 281-294.
- Phillips, P. and C. Ryan, 2007. Building Clusters: Exploring Public Policy Options for Supporting Regional Innovation Chapter 4.2.20 in Mahoney, R. Krattinger, A., Nelsen, L, Thomson, J., Satyanarayana, K., Bennett, A, and Fernandez, C. (eds) The Handbook of best practices for management of intellectual property in health and agriculture, MIHR.
- Smyth, S., P. Phillips and W. Kerr, "Managing Liabilities Arising from Agricultural Biotechnology," in R.E. Just, J.M. Alston, and D. Zilberman, eds., Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics and Policy, Springer Publishers, 2006.
- Stuart Smyth and Peter W.B. Phillips. 2007. Science and Regulation: Assessing the Impacts of Incomplete Institutions and Information in the Global Agricultural Biotechnology Industry. Reprinted as Chapter 24 in R. Evenson and T. Raney (eds.), The Political Economy of Genetically Modified Foods, Edward Elgar, pp. 387-399.
- Haggui, F., P. Phillips and R. Gray. 2006. Opposition to genetically modified wheat and global food security. Chapter 15 in R. Evenson and V. Santaniello (eds), International Trade and Policies for GM Products, CABI Publishing, pp. 175-190.
- Smyth, S., G. G. Khachatourians and P. W. B. Phillips. 2006. Governing Innovative Science: Challenges Facing the Commercialization of Plant-made Pharmaceuticals. In E. Evenson and V. Santaniello (eds.), International Trade and Policies for Genetically Modified Products, Wallingford: CABI Publishing, pp 133-146.
- Phillips, P. 2005. The challenge of creating, protecting and exploiting networked knowledge. In E. Einsiedel and F. Timmermans (eds) Crossing Over: Genomics in the Public Arena, University of Calgary Press, pp. 7-32.
- Stovin, D. and P. Phillips. 2005. Establishing effective intellectual property rights and reducing barriers to entry in Canadian Agricultural biotechnology research. Chapter 15 in J. Cooper, L. Lipper and D. Zilberman (eds), Agricultural biodiversity and biotechnology in economic development, New York: Springer Science+Business Media, pp. 309-328.
- Das, V., P. Phillips and G. Khachatourians. 2008. commercialization of plant-derived vaccines in Canada: A distant dream? 2008. Health Law Review 16(4), 25-29.
- Phillips,P. and S. Smyth. 2007. Grounding the management of liabilities in the risk analysis framework. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 27:4, 274-286.
- Pawlik, D., T. Procyshyn, G. Khachatourians, and P. Phillips. 2006. Streamlining the Risk Analysis Process and Ensuring the Optimal Organizations for Food Safety: The case application to biotechnology of Fusarium species. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 6(1), pp.13 . Accessed on the worldwide web at: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/123456789/1102/1/0601pa01.pdf
- Gray, R., S. Malla and P. Phillips. 2006. Product innovation in the Canadian canola sector. Supply Chain Management.: An International Journal 11(1), 65 - 74.
- Coenen, L., J. Moodysson, C. Ryan, B. Asheim and P. Phillips. 2006. Comparing a Pharmaceutical and an Agro-food Bioregion: On the importance of knowledge bases for socio-spatial patterns of innovation. Industry and Innovation 13(4), 393-414.
- Belcher, K., J. Nolan and P. Phillips. 2005. Genetically Modified Crops and Agricultural Landscapes: Spatial Patterns of Contamination. Ecological Economics 53, pp. 387-401.
- Malla, S., R. Gray, and P. Phillips. 2004. Gains to Research in the Presence of Intellectual Property Rights and Research Subsidies. Review of Agricultural Economics, 26(1) 63-81, Feb.
- Phillips, P. 2004. Agriculture: Farmers, Agrifood Industry, Scientists and consumers. Canada US Law Journal 30, pp. 273-288
- Smyth, S., G. G. Khachatourians and P. W. B. Phillips. 2004. The Liability from Regulating Gene Flow in Plant-made Pharmaceuticals. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews, 21: 277-297.
- Phillips, P. and S. Smyth. 2004. Managing the Value of New-Trait Varieties in the Canola Supply Chain in Canada. Supply Chain Management, 9(4), pp. 313-322.
- Ryan, C. and P. Phillips. 2004. Knowledge management in advanced technology industries: An examination of international agricultural biotechnology clusters. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 22(2): 217 - 232.
- Haghiri, M. and P. Phillips. 2003. The Impact of Globalization on Agricultural Biotechnology in Iran: A Model for Regional-Intellectual Property Rights, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 2(1), pp. 27-53.
- Smyth S. and P. Phillips. 2003. Labeling to Manage Marketing of GM Foods? Trends in Biotechnology 21(9), Sept., 389-393.
- Dierker D. and Peter W. B. Phillips. 2003. The Search for the Holy Grail? Maximizing Social Welfare under Canadian Biotechnology Patent Policy. IP Strategy Today No. 6-2003. Pp. 45-62. http://biodevelopments.org/ip/index.htm
- Phillips, P. and D. Corkindale. 2003. Marketing GM foods: The way forward. AgBioForum 5(3), pp. 113-121.
- Smyth, S. and P. Phillips. 2003. Product Differentiation Alternatives: Identity Preservation, Segregation and Traceability. AgBioForum 5(2), pp. 30-42.
- Phillips, P. 2002. Biotechnology in the global agri-food system. Trends in Biotechnology, 20(9), September, pp. 376-381.
- Smyth, S., G. Khachatourians and P. Phillips. 2002. Liabilities and Economics of Transgenic Crops. Nature Biotechnology, 20(6), 537-541.
- Phillips, P. and W. Kerr. 2002. Frustrating competition through regulatory uncertainty-International trade in the products of biotechnology. World Competition: Law and Economics Review 25(1), pp. 81-99.
- Phillips, P. 2009. Budget officer second-guessing gov't unhelpful. The Star Phoenix, April 2.
- Poelzer, G, K. Coates and P. Phillips. 2008. Saskatchewan can lead world with North Policy. The Star Phoenix, Sept 5., A10.
- Phillips, P. 2007. Enterprise Saskatchewan structure needs care. Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Nov. 29.
- PUBP 806.3 Policy Processes
- PUBP 898.3 Innovation Policy
- Regulation and trade in the context of new technologies (via Valgen Project)
- New public-private partnerships related to Intellectual property management and techno logy governance (via Translating Knowledge in Health Systems Project)
- Innovation systems and creativity (via ISRN Project)