Nancy Olewiler

Nancy Olewiler is a director on the Pembina Institute board, and an economist and professor in the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University. She was the director of the School from its origin in 2003 until 2014. Prior to coming to SFU in 1990, she was a professor in the economics department at Queen’s University. Her PhD is in economics from the University of British Columbia. Nancy’s areas of research include natural resource and environmental economics with a focus on public policy, including studies on energy and climate policy, natural capital and ecosystem services, and federal tax policy. She has published in academic journals, edited books, has written two widely used textbooks (The Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Economics), and produced numerous reports for the Canadian federal and provincial governments. From 1990 to 1995 she was managing editor of Canadian Public Policy. Nancy is a commissioner on Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and was a member of B.C.’s Climate Leadership Team. She has served on the Board of Directors of BC Hydro, Powertech, and TransLink. She is a member of the National Statistics Council and Chair of the Macroeconomic Accounts Advisory Committee of Statistics Canada.


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