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 international trade policy and environmental economics. 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 policy, especially the linkages between federal and provincial action. Dr. Wigle is currently collaborating with Marisa Beck (Ottawa) and Nic Rivers (Ottawa). Dr. Wigle is also looking into the economic analysis of reducing transport GHG emissions, having recently presented a preliminary paper at the Canadian Resource and Environmental Association’s annual conference in Montreal (September, 2018)
Dr. Wigle has also applied the CGE methodology to look at border issues with Trien Nguyen (Waterloo) and renewable electricity policy with Marisa Beck and Nic Rivers. 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.
Professor Wigle has been involved in the preparation of technical reports for Agriculture Canada, the C. D. Howe Institute, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Environment Canada, Industry Canada, the US Department of Labor and Australia’s Productivity (formerly Industry) Commission among others.