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Randall Wigle is Professor in the School if International Policy and Governance and the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at  Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario, Canada. He has published widely on topics in the areas of environmental policy and  international trade policy. The overwhelming majority of this work relates to computable general equilibrium modeling. This modeling simulates the world economy’s response to environmental and trade policies.

A broad theme in this work is the interactions among environmental, trade and fiscal policies. Dr. Wigle’s recent work has focused on Canadian climate related policies, including energy policy and transportation. Dr. Wigle is currently looking into the economic analysis of reducing transport GHG emissions. Some earlier work on renewable energy and transportation policy was done in collaboration with Marisa Beck, Nic Rivers and Hidemichi Yonezawa. Some of the work on renewable energy has been supported by Smart Prosperity.

Dr. Wigle’s teaching in recent years has focused on environmental economics and policy.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Senior Fellow Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network

Publications

  • Beck, Marisa, Nicholas Rivers and Randall Wigle. 2018. “How do learning externalities influence the evaluation of Ontario’s renewables support policies?” Energy Policy Volume 117: 86–99.
  • Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Transport: All in One Basket?” 2018. 3 (joint with Nicholas Rivers). School of Public Policy Briefing Paper. Volume 11:5.
  • Beck, Marisa, Nicholas Rivers, Randall Wigle and Hidemichi Yonezawa. 2015. “Carbon Tax and Revenue Recycling: Impacts on Households in British Columbia” 1. Resource and Energy Economics. Vol 41C, pages 40–69.
  • Boehringer, Christoph, Nicholas Rivers, Thomas F. Rutherford and Randall Wigle. 2015. “Sharing the burden for climate change mitigation in the Canadian federation”. Canadian Journal of Economics.
  • Beck, Marisa, Nicholas Rivers, Randall Wigle and Hidemichi Yonezawa. 2015. “Carbon Tax and Revenue Recycling: Impacts on Households in British Columbia”. Resource and Energy Economics.
  • Beck, Marisa and Randall Wigle. 2015. “Carbon Pricing and Mind the Hissing Policy Report for Sustainable Prosperity”.
  • Boehringer, Christoph, Nicholas Rivers, Thomas F. Rutherford and Randall Wigle. 2012. “Green Jobs and Renewable Electricity Policies: Employment Impacts of Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff”. Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. 12 (1).
  • Nguyen, Trien and Randall Wigle. 2011. “Border Delays Re-Emerging Priority: Within-Country Dimensions for Canada”.
    Canadian Public Policy. 37 (1): 49-59.
  • Professor, Department of Economics
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Office: BSIA 347

  • (226) 772-3164

TOPICS
RESEARCH
Environment and Resources
Global Political Economy / Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG)
EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. University of Western Ontario, 1986
  • MA University of Windsor 1977
  • BA University of Windsor 1975

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