Longzhou Wang, PhD
I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Calgary in 2022. I am an applied microeconomist interested in Environmental Economics, International Economics, Development Economics, and International Business. My research is policy-related and involves the analysis of environmental regulation, transportation, product quality, productivity, innovation, international trade, firm competitiveness, markups, misallocation, labor, financial constraints, and market competition by exploiting various big datasets and multiple software programs.
- Environment and Energy Policy
- International Trade
- Firm Performance (e.g., Productivity, Finance, Innovation, and Competition)
- Infrastructure Investment
- Applied Microeconometrics
- Business Economics
- Environment and Energy Economics
- International Economics
- Development Economics
- Labor Economics
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.
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.
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.
Normally restricted to third- and fourth-year Business students. Prerequisites: BUEC 311 or ECON 281, or consent of Department. Additional prerequisites may be required.
Topics may vary from year to year. Students should check with the MBA Office for pre/corequisites of specific sections.