I am an environmental economist, energy enthusiast, and passionate advocate for good environmental policy (read: passionate critic of bad policy). I have a Ph.D. from Queen’s University in Economics, and a B.Sc (Environmental Sciences) and M.A. (Economics) from the University of Guelph. My first job out of graduate school was as an Assistant Professor at HEC Montreal, where I spent 3 fantastic years. I left HEC Montreal to move to the University of Alberta in 2006, and I am currently Associate Professor in the Alberta School of Business. I teach courses in energy markets as part of our Natural Resources, Energy and Environment (#nree) programs. You can see my Alberta School of Business webpage here.
My research interests span climate and energy economics. I’ve always enjoyed policy work outside of academia. In 2012-2013, I had the opportunity to be the first Visiting Scholar at Environment Canada, where I worked on the oil and gas emissions policies. In 2015, I was appointed chair of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Panel and our recommendations formed the basis for the Climate Leadership Plan implemented in Alberta.
I am the father of two wonderful kids, a recovering cycling addict, part-time consultant, and fair weather runner.