About Me

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

"When a ban is not a ban: The case of British Columbia's log export restrictions" Economics Bulletin (2015) 35,2: 1071-1075.

"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 P. Tsigaris) "A Simple Climate-Solow Model for Introducing the Economics of Climate Change to Undergraduate Students" International Review of Economics Education (2016) 23: 65-81. doi:10.1016/j.iree.2016.06.002

(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.

(with S. Whitehouse, L. Fraser, and P. Tsigaris) “Public Risk Perception of Biosolids and Factors Influencing Public Attitudes." Environmental Management (2021). doi:10.1007/s00267-021-01540-4

"#ECON1950: Integrating Twitter and a Learning Management System to reach students outside the classroom." Journal of Economics and Finance Education (Forthcoming).

"Is Revenue-Neutrality of Carbon Taxation Possible in Practice? Lessons from the Canadian Experience" Canadian Tax Journal (Forthcoming).

Work in Progress (in order of completeness):

(with P. Hrkac, and P. Tsigaris) "The Value of Ecosystem Services in British Columbia’s Parks and Protected Areas"

(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”.

"Twitter perceptions of carbon taxation during #elxn43 and #elxn44"

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

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