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Assistant professor


Office: BEC 344 250-472-4412
PhD (Michigan)
Area of expertise:
Environmental economics, law and economics, applied economics


  • environmental economics
  • environmental policy
  • law and economics


Selected publications

Refereed journal articles

  • "The relationship between emissions and income growth for a transboundary pollutant," with P. Kennedy, Resource and Energy Economics 2014, 38: 221-242.
  • "Transboundary pollution and the selective enforcement of environmental policy", with P. Kennedy, Environmental Economics, 2013 4(4): 6-17.
  • "Subsidies for the production of cleaner energy: can they cause emissions to rise?," with Peter W. Kennedy and Cristina Martinez, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2010, 10(1) (Contributions), article 28.
  • "Excessive spending by firms to avoid accidents: is it a concern in practice?," with Klaas van 't Veld, International Review of Law and Economics, 2009, 29:324-35.
  • "State enforcement of federal standards: implications for interstate pollution," with Peter W. Kennedy, Resource and Energy Economics, 2008, 30(3):316-44.
  • "Extended liability for environmental accidents: what you see is what you get," with Klaas van 't Veld, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2005, 49:157-173.

Book chapters

  • "Guidelines for Writing the Honours Thesis," with Martin P. Farnham, in Hume, S.E. (Ed.),  Economics Writing (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson, 2010.