I am a professor in the Department of Economics. I have a BA from the University of Saskatchewan, an MA from the University of Western Ontario, and a PhD. from the University of British Columbia.
My research falls mainly within the area of industrial organization. With coauthors, I have examined pricing and other strategic choices by firms in gasoline retailing, shopping centers, and liquor retailing.My current research is focused on restructured electricity markets.
In Winter 2018 I am teaching ECON 472: Market Power: Theory and Policy and ECON 384: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II
Market definition and measurement of market power. Canadian competition policy, including merger, predation, abuse of dominance, price discrimination, tie-in sales, exclusive dealing, resale price maintenance, collusion and bid rigging. Prerequisites: ECON 109 and ECON 384.Fall Term 2021
Choice under uncertainty; contingent claims and models of general equilibrium under uncertainty; markets with information asymmetries; non-cooperative game theory, games of incomplete information, repeated games, and bargaining theory. Prerequisite: ECON 503.Winter Term 2022
Game theory; oligopoly theory; dynamic price competition; cartel formation; product differentiation; and advertising; entry and strategic entry deterrence; research and development.Fall Term 2021
Market definition and measurement of market power. Principles of competition policy, including merger, predation, abuse of dominance, price discrimination, vertical market restrictions, collusion and bid rigging.Winter Term 2022