Murray graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1977 with a B.S.A. in agricultural economics, receiving the Governor General’s Gold Medal. After completing his M.Sc. in agricultural economics at Texas A&M in 1978, Murray attended Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship. Receiving his B.A. from Oxford in 1980, he returned to Saskatoon and joined Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation as Director, Market Research. In 1982, he returned to university to begin his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1985, at which time he joined the University of Saskatchewan. He served as director of the Centre from 1995 to 2000 and took up the reigns for another five-year term in January 2014.
Murray’s research and teaching interests are focused in a number of areas, including industrial organization, agricultural industry analysis, co-operative theory, and community development. He is the co-author of a number of books and reports, including Canadian Agricultural Policy and Prairie Agriculture, The Changing Role of Rural Communities in an Urbanizing World, Co-operatives and Community Development, Climate for Co-operative Community Development, Economic Impact Analysis of the Co-operative Sector in Saskatchewan, and Co-operatives and Canadian Society. He has also written numerous articles and papers on industrial organization, co-operatives and agricultural policy. He has worked on research projects for the Economic Council of Canada and has served as the consultant to the Saskatchewan government and the Federal/Provincial Task Force on the Role of Co-operatives and Government in Community Development. Murray is a past member of Saskatoon Credit Union’s board of directors.
Director and Fellow in Co-operatives and Public Policy Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
Name: Murray Fulton
Institution: University of Saskatchewna
Phone: (306) 966–8507