Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Joel Wood

Joel Wood

Joel Wood

Name: Dr. Joel Wood
Position: Assistant Professor


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Research Interests

Environmental economics, resource economics, energy economics, public policy


PhD University of Guelph
MA University of Guelph
BA University of British Columbia


McKitrick,R. & Wood,J. (in press). An examination of the relationship between air quality and income in Canada. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Tsigaris, P. & Wood,J. (2016). A Simple Climate-Solow Model for Introducing the Economics of Climate Change to Undergraduate Students. International Review of Economics Education, 23: 65-81.

Wood, J. (2015). Is it time to raise the gas tax? Optimal gasoline taxes for Ontario and Toronto. Canadian Public Policy, 43(3): 179-190.

Wood, J. (2015). When a ban is not a ban: The case of British Columbia's log export restrictions. Economics Bulletin 35(2): 1071-1075.

Mckitrick,R.& Wood,J. (2013). Co-fluctuation patterns of per capita carbon dioxide emissions: The role of energy markets. Energy Economics, 39: 1-12.

Wood, J. (2013). The effects of bailouts and soft-budget constraints on the environment. Environmental & Resource Economics, 54(1): 127-137.

Recent Newspaper Commentaries:

Wood,J. (2016, Mar 2). Keep the carbon tax, but make sure it is revenue neutral. Vancouver Sun.

Wood,J. (2015, Sep 21). Raise the Gas Tax. National Post.

Wood,J. (2014, Jun 24). BC would gain from streamlined log export policies. Vancouver Sun.

Employment History

Assistant Professor, Thompson Rivers University (2014-Present)

Senior Research Economist, Fraser Institute (2010-2014)

Sessional Lecturer, University of Guelph (2010)

Teaching Assistant, University of Guelph (2004-2009)

Courses Taught

ECON1950: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON3700: Benefit Cost Analysis and the Economics of Project Evaluation
ECON3710: Environmental Economics

Received a 2016 TRU Learning Award in recognition of his innovative teaching practices when teaching ECON1950: Principles of Macroeconomics

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Economic Association
Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Study Group