Thompson Rivers University

Joel Wood

Name: Dr. Joel Wood
Position: Associate Professor


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Research Interests

Environmental economics, resource economics, energy economics, public policy


PhD University of Guelph (2011)
MA University of Guelph (2005)
BA University of British Columbia (2003)


Tsigaris, P. & Wood, J. (2019). The potential impacts of climate change on capital in the 21st century. Ecological Economics 162: 74-86.

Wood, J. (2018). The pros and cons of carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems. SPP Briefing Papers, 11(30).

McKitrick,R. & Wood,J. (2017). An examination of the relationship between air quality and income in Canada. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65(1): 69-92

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.

Employment History

Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University (2019-present)

Assistant Professor, Thompson Rivers University (2014-2019)

Senior Research Economist, Fraser Institute (2010-2014)

Sessional Lecturer, University of Guelph (2010)

Teaching Assistant, University of Guelph (2004-2009)

Courses Taught

ECON1900: Principles of Microeconomics
ECON1950: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON2900: intermediate microeconomics 1
ECON3410: Economics of Climate Change
ECON3700: Benefit Cost Analysis and the Economics of Project Evaluation
ECON3710: Environmental Economics
ECON3740: Land Use Economics
ECON6060: Applications of Environmental Economics and Natural Resource 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


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