Why does everything cost so much?

From droughts in California to Covid lockdowns in China, events occurring thousands of kilometres away are having a profound impact on household economies, hindering our ability to put healthy food on our tables and to stock our wardrobes and medicine cabinets.

Streamed live: February 21, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

In this episode of the Made by McGill alumni webcast, a pair of McGill professors with expertise in economics, agricultural production and supply chain management help us make sense of the global forces that have led to half-empty store shelves and rising costs for groceries and other household staples.


Javad Nasiry, Professor, Operations Management, Desautels Faculty of Management; Director of McGill’s Sustainable Growth Initiative

Pascal Thériault, Senior Faculty Lecturer, Dept. of Farm Management and Technology, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Moderated by Derek Cassoff, Managing Director, Communications, McGill University Advancement; and lifelong arachnophobe.

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