Areas of Interest
- Behavioural economics
- Co-operatives and the social economy
- Agricultural and resource policy
In addition to being the director and a professor at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School's University of Saskatchewan campus, Murray Fulton is also a Co-operative Retailing System Chair in Co-operative Governance and a Fellow in Co-operatives and Public Policy in the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives. His research and teaching interests are focused in a number of areas, including industrial organization, agricultural and rural policy, and public sector and co-operative governance. He is the co-author of a number of books and reports, including Canadian Agricultural Policy and Prairie Agriculture and Co-operatives and Canadian Society. Fulton has also written many articles and papers on industrial organization, agricultural policy, and co-operatives. One important area of research has been an examination of the changes that are occurring in agriculture and the response of organizations – including agricultural co-operatives – to these changes. His current research is focused on governance and executive compensation in the public and quasi-public sectors. He is also interested in behavioural economics and its application to business strategy and public policy formation.
- PhD, University of California, Berkeley
- BA, Oxford University
- MSc, Texas A&M University
- BSA, University of Saskatchewan
- Fellow, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, 2013
- Provost’s Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching, 2012
- Distinguished Graduate Supervision Award, 2007
Recent Research Funding
- Principal Investigator, Federated Co-operatives Limited research funding – Co-operative Development in Rural and Aboriginal Communities in Western Canada, January 2014 – December 2015
- Principal Investigator (Co-applicant: Michael Atkinson), Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant - Executive Compensation in the Public and Quasi-Public Sectors, April 2010 – March 2013
- Principal Investigator (Co-applicant: Brett Fairbairn), SSHRC Standard Research Grant - Coordination, Identity and Success in a Federated Marketing System: Retail Co-operatives in Western Canada
- Co-applicant (Principal Investigator: Brett Fairbairn), SSHRC Standard Research Grant - Cognition and Governance in the Social Economy: Innovation in Multistakeholder Organizations
- Co-applicant (Principal Investigator: Richard Gray), AAFC Agriculture Innovation Network- Canadian Agriculture Innovation Research Network
- Murray Fulton and T. Reynolds. 2015. “The Political Economy of Food Price Volatility: The Case of Vietnam and Rice.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 97(4): 1206-26.
- Murray Fulton. 2015. “Fellows Address: Agricultural Policy in the 21st Century – Economics and Politics.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 63(1): 7-18.
- M.M. Atkinson, Murray Fulton and B. Kim. 2014. “Why Do Governments Use Pay for Performance? Contrasting Theories and Interview Evidence.” Canadian Public Administration 57(3): 436-458
- Michael M. Atkinson and Murray Fulton. 2013. “Understanding Public Sector Ethics: Beyond Agency Theory in Canada’s Sponsorship Scandal.” International Public Management Journal 16 (3): 386-412.
- Murray Fulton and K. Giannakas. 2013. "The Future of Agricultural Cooperatives". Annual Review of Resource Economics. 5.
- M. Cule and M.E. Fulton. 2013. “Corporate governance and subjective well-being.” Applied Economics Letters 20(4): 364-367
- Murray Fulton and K. Giannakas. 2012. "The Value of a Norm: Open Membership and the Horizon Problem in Cooperatives" Journal of Rural Cooperation. 40(2): 145-161.
- A. Yiannaka and M.E. Fulton. 2011. “Getting Away with Robbery? Patenting Behavior with the Threat of Infringement.” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 20(2): 625–648
- M.E. Fulton and K. Larson. 2009. “Overconfidence and Hubris: The Demise of Agricultural Co-operatives in Western Canada” Journal of Rural Cooperation 37(2): 166-200
- M.E. Fulton and J. Vercammen. 2009. Optimal Two-Part Pricing in a Carbon Offset Market: A Comparison of Organizational Types" Southern Journal of Economics 76(2): 513-532
- P. Bontems and M. Fulton. 2009. Organizational Structure, Redistribution and the Endogeneity of Cost: Cooperatives, Investor-Owned Firms and the Cost of Procurement. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 72(1): 322-343
- M. Cule and M. Fulton. 2009. Business culture and tax evasion: Why corruption and the unofficial economy can persist. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 72(3): 811-822
- M.E. Fulton and K. A. Larson. 2009. The Restructuring of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool: Overconfidence and Agency. Journal of Cooperatives Special Issue. 23:1-19.
- Cooperative Economy Blog -- http://cooperativeeconomy.net
- M.E. Fulton and K. Giannakas. 2007. Agency and Leadership in Cooperatives: Endogenizing Organizational Commitment. (eds) K. Karantininis and J. Nilsson. Vertical Markets and Cooperative Hierarchies: The Role of Cooperatives in the Agri-Food Industry. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.
- M.E. Fulton, P. Farnese, B. McGregor, M. Boehm and A. Weersink. 2006. Instritutional and Organizational Change: Biosphere Greenhouse Gas Management in Canadian Great Plains Agriculture. (ed) F. Brouwer and B. McCarl. Rural lands, agriculture and climate beyond 2015: Usage and management responses. Massachusetts: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
- M. E. Fulton, M. Boehm, H. Janzen and B. MacGregor. 2006. Biosphere Greenhouse Gas Management: Transformative Change in the Biophysical Landscape and Production Practices of Northern Great Plains Agriculture. (ed) F. Brouwer and B McCarl. Rural lands, agriculture and climate beyond 2015; Usage and management responses. Massachuesetts; Kluwer Academic Publishers.
- M.E. Fulton. 2005. Producer Associations: The International Experience. (eds) Bernard H. Sonntag, Jikun Huang, Scott Rozelle and John H. Skerritt. China's Agricultural and Rural Development in the Early 21st Century. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
- JSGS 805 Economics for Public Policy Analysis
- JSGS 807 Statistics for Public Managers
- JSGS 862 Political Economy
- Co-operative Development in Rural and Aboriginal Communities
- Governance in Public Sector and Co-operative Organizations
- Executive Compensation in the Public Sector
- A Framework for Analyzing Policy When Consumers and Producers Differ