Current position

     Associate Professor
    Department of Economics
    School of Business and Economics
    Thompson Rivers University

    Research Interests

        Environmental Economics
                                             Energy Economics
                                             Natural Resource Economics
                                             Public Policy

Published Papers

(with R. Mckitrick) "Co-fluctuation patterns of per capita carbon dioxide emissions: The role of energy markets" Energy Economics (2013) 39: 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2013.03.015

"The effects of bailouts and soft-budget constraints on the environment" Environmental & Resource Economics (2013) 54,1: 127-137. DOI: 10.1007/s10640-012-9584-0

"Is it time to raise the gas tax? Optimal gasoline taxes for Ontario and Toronto" Canadian Public Policy (2015) 43,3: 179-190. DOI: 10.3138/cpp.2015-011 (Press Release available here; National Post commentary here)

(with R. McKitrick) "An examination of the relationship between air quality and income in Canada"  Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (2017) 65,1: 69-92. DOI: 10.1111/cjag.12101

(with P. Tsigaris) "The potential impacts of climate change on capital in the 21st century" Ecological Economics (2019) 162: 74-86.

Work in Progress

(with B. Thompson) "Replicating the Energy Paradox" 

(with P. Tsigaris) "Population, Technology, and Climate Change" 

"Did Ontario's emission permit trading policy reduce emissions?" 

(with Z. Shen) "Tradable emission permits and pollution hotspots: A case study from Ontario"

(with S. Whitehouse, L. Fraser, and P. Tsigaris) “Assessing the Benefits of Alternative Uses of Biosolids Using Willingness To Pay”. (draft complete)

(with S. Whitehouse, L. Fraser, and P. Tsigaris) “Public Risk Perception of Biosolids and Factors Influencing Public Attitudes.” submitted)

"Twitter perceptions of carbon taxation during #elxn43"