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, and a B.Sc (Environmental Sciences) and M.A. (Economics) from the University of Guelph. His research spans energy and environmental economics with a particular interest in climate change policies. Leach is spending the 2019-2020 academic year as an LLM student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta studying constitutional law and climate change. Outside of work hours, his free time is spent with his two kids, Will (12) and Caroline (10), as well as cycling and arguing on Twitter.
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 2020