Hailing Zang

Assistant Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law

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Assistant Lecturer, Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
Email
hailing@ualberta.ca

Alberta School of Business - Marketing, Business Economics and Law
Email
hailing@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7720
Address
3-40C Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Courses

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.

Winter Term 2021
BUEC 363 - Introduction to Energy and Resource Industries

Introduces students to the current Canadian and global energy landscape, key energy industries, regulations, and commodities markets. Examines oil sands, conventional oil sectors, refined products such as gasoline, renewable fuels, natural gas including shale gas, and electricity. Students will also be introduced to environmental issues such as climate change, water, and land use. Students will use economic models of energy demand and supply to determine the environmental and economic advantages/shortcomings of these models in their application to real-world issues, both within Alberta and internationally, and will learn how economics can be used to guide energy policy. Not to be taken by students with credit in BUEC 463.

Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
BUEC 463 - Energy and the Environment: Industry Structure, Performance and Challenges

Uses the basic tools of business economics in order to gain a better understanding of energy markets and industries. Differences and similarities between specific industries (oil, gas, electricity, etc.) and between different industry segments (exploration, production, retail, etc.) are highlighted. New challenges faced by the industry, most notably environmental concerns, but also globalization and new forms of competition, are analysed with respect to the impacts that they have had and might have in the future on firms' strategies and on market performance. Prerequisite: BUEC 311 or ECON 281.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
BUEC 464 - Environmental Management

Introduction to the theory and application of environmental economics and its role in management and policy-making. The course will cover development of a model of pollution control, evaluation of policy in this context, the setting of optimal environmental policies, and the application of these policies. Particular policies and practices implemented in North America will be examined. Prerequisite: BUEC 311 or ECON 281.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021
BUEC 479 - Government and Business in Canada

The role of business in the public policy process: how business organizations influence public policy and its administration, and how public policies affect business. Processes of change are of particular interest. Attention is to the motivation, behavior patterns, and the dynamics of the interaction of different stakeholder groups, policy makers, and managers responsible for the implementation of public policies. Develops a framework for analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of different fiscal, regulatory, and promotional policies; consideration is given to the impact of technological, economic, and social change on policy choice in the long term. Prerequisite: BUEC 311 or ECON 281.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
BUEC 563 - Energy Industries and Markets

This course provides a broad introduction to the energy industries and markets, focusing on market structure, firm strategy and behavior, regulation and public policy. The evolving nature of industries and markets, including technological challenges, environmental constraints and globalization, are discussed. The course includes a number of site visits and guest speakers. Prerequisite: BUEC 502 or 503. Not open to students with credit in BUEC 560.

Fall Term 2020 Spring Term 2021 Fall Term 2021
BUEC 564 - Environmental Management

The economic theory of externalities is introduced and applied in a discussion of alternative policy instruments such as taxes, tradable permits, and regulatory standards which are used to deal with pollution. Topics include current environmental regulation issues such as climate change, water and air pollution and firm strategy. Extensions include an introduction to cost-benefit analysis and environmental impact assessment tools for project evaluation as well as a discussion of the economics of non-renewable resources. Prerequisite: BUEC 502 or 503. Not open to students with credit in BUEC 562.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021
BUEC 678 - Managing Business-Government Relations in Canada

The role of business in the public policy process: How business organizations influence public policy and its administration, and how public policies affect business. Processes of change are of particular interest. Attention is placed on the motivation, behavior patterns, and the dynamics of the interaction of different stakeholder groups, policy makers, and managers responsible for the implementation of public policies. Develops a framework for analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of different fiscal, regulatory, and promotional policies; consideration is given to the impact of technological, economic, and social change on policy choice in the long run. Prerequisites: BUEC 502 or 503.

Winter Term 2021

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