Andrew Leach, PhD, MA, LLM, BSc

Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law


Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
(780) 217-2453
3-20D Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

By appointment


Area of Study / Keywords

Energy economics climate change policy oil sands renewable energy electricity environmental law constitutional law


Andrew Leach is an energy and environmental economist and is Associate Professor at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Queen’s University, a B.Sc (Environmental Sciences) and M.A. (Economics) from the University of Guelph, and an LLM from the University of Alberta. His research spans energy and environmental economics with a particular interest in climate change policies and constitutional law. Outside of work hours, his free time is spent with his two kids, Will (13) and Caroline (11), as well as cycling and arguing on Twitter.


Research Interests

  • Environmental Economics
  • Resource Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Environmental Law
  • Climate Change Policy


Teaching Interests

  • Energy
  • Oil sands
  • Environmental management


BUEC 311 - Business Economics, Organizations and Management

Business organizations as systems of mutually reinforcing functional areas where decision making is driven by underlying economic forces. Application of economic theory to facilitate complex decision making within organizations: economic models of decision making are linked directly to functional areas of management. Topics include the organization of firms and industries; meeting customer needs; and decision making involving production, resource use, dealing with risk and uncertainty, scale and scope of operations, competitive advantage, and product pricing. Prerequisite: ECON 101, ECON 102, and MATH 114 or equivalent. Not open to students with previous credit in ECON 281.

Fall Term 2021
LAW 599 - Seminars on Specialized Legal Topics

These seminars will cover specialized topics of emerging importance in the law at a senior level. The particular topic covered would vary dependent on the availability of Faculty with necessary teaching competence, student interest, and the needs of the legal profession. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2021

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Scholarly Activities

Research - Working Papers and Current Projects


Alberta's Specified Gas Emitters Regulation
Author(s): Leach, Andrew
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Canadian Tax Journal
Volume: 60(4)
Page Numbers: 881-898
External Link:
Cycles in nonrenewable resource prices with pollution and learning-by-doing
Author(s): Chakravorty, Ujjayant, Andrew Leach, and Michel Moreaux
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
Volume: 36(10)
Page Numbers: 1448-1461
External Link:
Co-optimization of oil production and carbon sequestration
Author(s): Leach, Andrew, Charles F. Mason and Klaas van't Veld
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Resource and Energy Economics
Volume: 33
Page Numbers: 893-912

Generational welfare and induced innovation under climate change policy
Author(s): Laurent-Lucchetti, Jeremy and Andrew Leach
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Scandinavian Journal of Economics
Volume: 113(4)
Page Numbers: 904-936
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Renewable fuels: Policy effectiveness and project risk
Author(s): Leach, Andrew, Joseph Doucet and Trevor Nickel
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Energy Policy
Volume: 39(7)
Page Numbers: 4007-4015
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Would Hotelling Kill the Electric Car?
Author(s): Chakravorty, Ujjayant, Andrew Leach and Michel Moreaux
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Volume: 61 (3)
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State Tax Policy and Oil Production: The Role of the Severance Tax and Credits for Drilling Expenses
Author(s): Chakravorty, Ujjayant, Shelby Gerking and Andrew Leach; Gilbert E. Metcalf (editor)
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: U.S. Energy Tax Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
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The Welfare Implications of Climate Change Policy
Author(s): Leach, Andrew
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Volume: 57(2)
Page Numbers: 151-165
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The Secondary Benefits of Climate Change Mitigation: An overlapping generations approach
Author(s): Bahn, Olivier and Andrew Leach
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Computational Management Science
Volume: 5(3)
Page Numbers: 233-257
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The Climate Change Learning Curve
Author(s): Leach, Andrew
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
Volume: 31
Page Numbers: 1728–1752
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The Potential for Electricity Market Restructuring in Quebec
Author(s): Clark, C. Robert and Andrew Leach
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Canadian Public Policy
Volume: 33(1)
Page Numbers: 1-20
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Regulation by Reputation
Author(s): Andrew, Leach
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Computers and Operations Research
Volume: 33
Page Numbers: 409-425
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Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Using an OLG Model
Author(s): Andrew Leach
Publication Date: 2004
Publication: HEC Montréal, Institut d'économie appliquée
Issue: 04-01
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Induced innovation in a decentralized model of climate change
Author(s): Jérémy Laurent-Lucchettia, Andrew J Leach
Publication: Cahier de recherche
Volume: 06-02
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