Innovation Seminar Series

Using Game Theory to Explore Competitiveness in Canada’s Grain Supply Chain

Presented by Dr. Derek Brewin, Department of Agribusinss & Agricultural Economics, University of Manitoba


Canada’s Grain Supply Chain has faced significant change in recent years. This presentation will discuss some of those changes in the context of the possible use of market power by members in this supply chain. The 2012/13 crop year had a very competitive export basis. This paper explores the 2013/14 crop year using several possible games played by grain handling firms.