Emilson Silva, PhD

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


Professor, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
(780) 248-1312
3-30M Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6



Research Interests

My research investigates the design and implementation of environmental and energy policies in developed and developing economies. In my work, I build game-theoretical models to analyze the behavior of various economics agents, including industries, consumers and governments. I also attempt to test the various behavioral hypotheses that the theory generates with readily available or unique panel data sets. One of the areas of my future work is the oil and gas industry; in particular, I will study: (i) the various innovations that occur within this industry and in its competitors; (ii) the environmental impacts produced by oil and gas production; and (iii) local and federal policy making designed to stimulate production and divide the surplus. My future work will also involve combining theoretical and empirical findings in dynamic and stochastic general equilibrium models that go beyond economics - incorporating also engineering, ecology, chemistry and physics - in order to better understand and predict the interactions and dynamics of social, economic and natural systems in evolving environments in which much needed and scarce natural resources are depleted.


Teaching Interests

  • Game Theory
  • Environmental Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Development Economics
  • International Trade