Earned Doctor of Letters to Dr. Andrew Schmitz
Posted May 25, 1999
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 25, 1999
Renowned Agricultural Economist to Receive
Earned Doctor of Letters Degree at Spring
The U of S will confer an earned Doctor of Letters Degree upon Dr.
Andrew Schmitz, a food and resource economist at the University of
Florida, at this year's Spring Convocation which takes place May 25-
Schmitz, who is also a research professor with the University of
California at Berkeley and adjunct professor with the U of S, has been
cited as being the most creative and influential agricultural
economist in the areas of international trade and economic welfare in
the last 30 years.
Born and raised near Central Butte, SK., Schmitz received his B.Sc.
and M.Sc. degrees in Ag. Econ. from the University of Saskatchewan
before obtaining MA and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the
University of Wisconsin in 1966 and 1968 respectively.
In 1968 Schmitz joined the Agricultural Economics faculty at UC
Berkeley and served as its chair from 1989-94. He has also held
endowed chairs at UCB, U of S, and Univ. of Florida.
Schmitz's primary research revolves around the theme of grain
marketing in Canada and abroad and is currently completing a book
on the economic performance and future of the Canadian Wheat
Board. He has previously authored or co-authored publications that
have won six major research awards from the American Agricultural
Schmitz will be honoured with the Earned Doctor of Letters Degree
during Spring Convocation ceremonies May 25-27 at the Centennial
Auditorium in Saskatoon.
For more information, contact:
Shelley Van Buskirk
Office of the Registrar