Current position

     Assistant 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



Work in Progress




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

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

"Did Ontario's emission permit trading policy reduce emissions?" (in progress)

"Tradable emission permits and pollution hotspots: A case study from Ontario" (in progress)

(with B. Shaffer) "Decomposing the drivers of provincial greenhouse gas emissions" (in progress)