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Interested in the Economics of Climate Change? Winter 2013

  Posted on: June 26, 2012

Dr. Peter Tsigaris will be offering a new course on the economics of climate change. The course considers efficiency, externalities, public good issues asssociate with climate change well as environmental policy instruments. The course deals with the question on inter-temporal decisions and uncertainties about the impacts of climate change. The costs of mitigation and adaptation to climate change will also…

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A fun game that illustrates important economic concepts with climate change mitigation

  Posted on: June 18, 2012

Laura Lamb and Peter Tsigaris published a paper entitled “Public Good Provision and Fairness Issues for Climate Change Mitigation: A Classroom Experiment” in the Journal of Business Ethics Education. This article presents a new classroom experiment in order to illustrate and initiate discussion on the public good provision of prevention of dangerous anthropogenic climate change….

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Fun game that illustrates the trade-off between production of dirty goods and environmental quality.

  Posted on: June 16, 2012

Nancy Carson and Peter Tsigaris published a paper that illustrates environmental issues using the Production Possibility Frontier. It is an easy to design classroom experiment. The game can be used to show how production changes as labour changes initially without paying attention to the pollution (negative externality). Once resources are fully employed in the dirty…

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Do elderly prefer depot to curbside?

  Posted on: June 11, 2012

Peter Tsigaris and Dana Taylor (M.Sc. in Environmental Science program graduate) learned that their paper entitled “Elderly and their Valuation of the Convenience of Curbside Recycling” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability. The research originated from Dana’s thesis which was guided by Peter Tsigaris. The paper examines the willingness to…

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How are decisions made in Canadian cities and municipalities?

  Posted on: June 11, 2012

Dr. Hafiz Rahman and Dr. Zena Seldon found out that their paper titled “Decision-Making in Cities and Municipalities: A Canada-Wide Study” has been accepted for presentation at the 64th annual Institute of Public Administration in Canada (IPAC) meeting. This study will shed light into the factors that influence decision making for small and for big…

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How do students’ perceive the quality of their transnational program?

  Posted on: June 11, 2012

Congratulations to TRU M.Ed. alumni (2010) Margaret Hohner and Associate Professor Peter Tsigaris who have their paper entitled: “Students Perception of Quality for a Business Program Delivered in Canada and China”published in the Journal of International Education in Business. The paper originated from Margaret’s thesis in the Masters of Education program at Thompson Rivers University…

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Interested in a strategy course?

  Posted on: June 9, 2012

Dr. Stan Miles will be teaching a new course Econ 3990: Game Theory and Strategy in the Fall 2012! This course is an introduction to game theory and strategic thinking. If you have seen the movie “The Beautiful Mind” and enjoyed it then this is the course for you. You will learn about Nash’s equilibrium,…

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What will happen to oil prices under different membership scenarios?

  Posted on: June 9, 2012

Want to find out what will happen to oil prices when Russia is part of OPEC and when they are not? Ask Maria Bezymyannaya  one of our Economics major within the Bachelor of Business Administration program and her instructor Dr. Mohammad Mahbobi who together produced a research entitled “Analysis of Alternative Scenarios in the World…

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Four faculty are presenting at the CEA Meetings in Calgary!

  Posted on: June 8, 2012

Derek Pyne is presenting his interesting research on religion and economics about “an Afterlife Capital Model of Religious Choice”. Robert Androkovich is presenting his research on the value people place on nature. His research is entitled “Recreational Visits to the Adams River during the Annual Sockeye Run: A travel Cost Analysis”. Belayet Hossain and Laura…

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