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Thesis Topics of Recent Graduate Students

Name Degree Thesis
2014
Fatih Yilmaz PhD Essays in Taxation Policy
Supervisor:  Dr. Kenneth McKenzie
Liang (Charles) Chen PhD Three Essays in Structural Estimation: Models of Matching and Asymmetric Information
Supervisor:  Dr. Eugene Choo
Yang Song PhD Essays on Capital Structure and Product Market Competition
Supervisor:  Dr. Lasheng Yuan
Co-Supervisor:  Dr. Alfred Hehar
2013    
Richard Kendall-Smith MA

An Analysis of Market Power in the Alberta Electricity Market
Supervisor:  Dr. Jeffrey Church 

Chendong Li MA

Trade Liberalization and Consumer Prices of Tradable Goods: Evidence from the FTA and Consumer Price Index
Supervisor:  Dr. Eugene Beaulieu 

Peter Ponsu MA

What Drives Democratic Government Expenditures? Evidence from Canadian Provincial Governments
Supervisor:  Dr. Jean-Francois Wen 

Blanca Cecilia Garcia Medina PhD

Distributional Effects of Income Transfer Programs and Personal Income Taxes
Supervisor:  Dr. Jean-Francois Wen
Co-Supervisor:  Dr. Ana Ferrer 

Cherniwchan, Jevan PhD

Essays in International Trade and the Environment
Supervisor:  Dr. M. Scott Taylor

Rosales Arredondo, Irving PhD

Essays on Child Labor and Development
Supervisor:  Dr. Francisco Gonzalez

Chang, Dongfeng  PhD  Essays on Applied Econometrics
Supervisor:  Dr. Apostolos Serletis 
     
2012    
Efimova, Olga MA Energy Commodity Volatility Modelling using GARCH
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Wyllie, Kenneth MA Wind Power and its Effects on the Alberta Wholesale Electricity Market
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis 
     
2011    
Ata, Michael MA A Bayesian Approach to Antitrust Liability: Exclusive Dealing and a Predation
Supervisor:  Dr. Jeffrey Church
Baker, Susan MA Loyalty Programs: A Review of the Competition Commissioner versus Canada Pipe Case
Supervisor:  Dr. Jeffrey Church
Gres, Margarita MA Measures of Fiscal Insurance to Canadian Provinces
Supervisor:  Dr. Ronald Kneebone
Lazcano Mancisidor, Itziar
PhD Intergenerational Externalities, Economic Growth and the Environment
Supervisor:  Dr. Francisco Gonzalez
Tessonyi, Almos PhD Essays on Municipal Finance in Ontario from a Historical Perspective
Supervisor:  Dr. Herb Emery
Winter, Jennifer PhD Essays on Government Policy and the Development of Natural Resources
Supervisor:  Dr. John Boyce
Zavaleta, Armando PhD Government, Lobbies, International Cooperation and the Environment
Supervisor:  Dr. Joanne Roberts
Co-Supervisor:  Dr. Sjak Smulders
     
2010    
Fellows, Garret Kent MA Negotiated Settlements and Intergenerational Equity in the Pipeline Service Market:  Borrowing from Pete Jr. to pay Pay Sr.
Supervisor:  Dr. Aidan Hollis
Jiang, Shan PhD Three Essays in International Trade
Supervisor:  Dr. James Gaisford
Khademvatani, Asgar PhD Measuring Energy Efficiency in Economics: Shadow Value Approach
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Pakrashi, Debayan MA Does Membership in International Organizations Affect Incidence of Child Labour?
Supervisor:  Dr. Eugene Beaulieu
Moreno Cruz, Juan PhD Essays on the Economics of Geoengineering
Supervisor:  Dr. David Keith
Rahman, Sajjaduar PhD Three Essays on Volatility and Assymmetry
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Scholefield, Ryan MA The Canada-US Softwood Lumber Dispute: Lessons in Managed Trade
Supervisor:  Dr. James Gaisford
     
2009    
Cameron, Maria MA Do Financial Incentives to Increase the Birth Rate Affect the Abortion Rate?  An Analysis for Newborn Children in Quebec
Supervisor:  Dr. Ken McKenzie
Goodlet, Collin MA The Role of Emotion on the Willingness to Pay to Eliminate Uncertainty
Supervisor:  Dr. Rob Oxoby
Ivus, Olena PhD Contemporary Isses in Trade and Trade Policy
Supervisor:  Dr. M. Scott Taylor
Jakobsen, Alexander MA Coordination in Games with General Network Effects
Supervisor:  Dr. B. Curtis Eaton
Janota, Nicholas MA Introducing Competition Into Regulated Network Industries: From Hierarchies to Markets in Canada's Railroad Industry 
Supervisor:  Dr. Jeffrey Church
Krzepkowski, Matt MA Income Risk and the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods
Supervisor:  Dr. Rob Oxoby
So, Lawrence PhD Microeconometric Analyses of Health Care
Supervisor:  Dr. Chris Auld
Tweedle, Jesse MA A Convenience Model of Spatial Competition
Supervisor:  Dr. Curtis Eaton
Vasetsky, Olexandr MA Interfuel and Interfactor Substitution in Different Sectors in the U.S. Economy 
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Zarrabi Ghahvechi, Mahmood PhD Econometric Analysis of Healthl and Health Care Dynamics
Supervisor:  Dr. Chris Auld
     
2008    
Bruner, David PhD Essays on Risk Preference Elicitation in the Laboratory
Supervisor:  Dr. Michael McKee
Feng, Guohua PhD  Three Essays on Producitivity and Efficiency
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Hyrina, Genya MA The Validity of Purchasing Power Parity over the Last Century
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Kendall, Lindsay MA A Sustainable Fiscal Rule for Managing Non-renewable Resource Revenues: Oil Sands as a Second Chance for Alberta
Supervisor:  Dr. Ronald Kneebone
Komierowski, Beata MA A Model of Natural Gas Exploration Effort in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin
Supervisor:  Dr. Frank Atkins
Lang, Sarah MA Forced Into the Beauty Pageant:An Economic Analysis of Female Happiness in the Pursuit of Ideal Beauty
Supervisor:  Dr. Curtis Eaton
McLeish, Kendra PhD  Identity and Social Interactions: Implications for Cooperation, Punishment and Productivity 
Supervisor:  Dr. Rob Oxoby
Ponsko, Pawel PhD Essays on Decision Making and Social Comparison
Supervisor:  Dr. Rob Oxoby 
Preston, Ashley MA Energy Price Volatility and No Risk Deficit in Alberta
Supervisor:  Dr. Ronald Kneebone
Tamblyn, Charles MA

An Empirical Examination of the Effects of Endogenous Growth on Exhaustible Resources Prices
Supervisor:  Dr. John Boyce

Thomson, Graham MA  Optimal Price-Cap Regulation
Supervisor:  Dr. Jeffrey Church
Wipond, Kevin MA Economic Witholding in the Alberta Electricity Market
Supervisor:  Dr. Jeffrey Church
     
2007
   
Amery, Mohamed MA The procurement of Ancillary Services in Alberta
Supervisor:  Dr. Jeffrey Church
Sagidova, Gyulnara MA Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of the Environmental Impact of Kyoto Protocol
Supervisor:  Dr. James Gaisford
Rosenberg, Aryeh MA Oil Price Volatility and the Canadian Macroeconomy
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis 
Weir, Laura MA Examining the Decision of Mountain Climbers to Continue Engaging in the Risky Sport of Mountaineering
Supervisor:  Dr. John Boyce
Vojtassak, Lucia PhD Equilibrium Concepts in Exhaustive Resource Economics
Supervisor: Dr. John Boyce
     
2006    

Chui, Michael Ka Hin

MA Understanding the Rationales and Effectiveness of Policies Aimed to Increase the Physical Activity Levels of Canadians
Supervisor: Dr. Herb Emery
Huang, Yuanying MA An Economic Evaluation of Energy Substitution in China
Supervisor:  Dr. Frank Atkins
Lau, Chui Ha PhD Three Essays in Antidumping Theory and Policies
Supervisor:  Dr. James Gaisford
Le Blanc, Nicole MA Tradable Quotas Within the University of Calgary's Open Scholarship Competition
Supervisor:  Dr. Elizabeth Wilman
Leung, Kin Pan Benny MA The Duration of Bull and Bear Markets in the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Mullrooney, John Patrick MA Income, Demographics, and Subjective Reporting: An Econometric Analysis of Life Satisfaction
Supervisor: Dr. Herb Emery
Qualizza, Angela Dawn MA An Econometric Valuation of Recreation Users on the Bow River
Supervisor:  Dr. Daniel Gordon
Perger, Orsolya MA Spatial and Temporal Aspect of Multiple Use Forest Management
Supervisor:  Dr. Elizabeth Wilman
Shahmoradi, Asghar PhD Flexible Functional Forms and the Demand for Assets
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Spackman, David Eldon MA The Effects of Cost and Value Information on Embedding in Contingent Valuation
Supervisor:  Dr. Gillian Currie
White, Katherine Grace MA The Economic and Political Determinants of Provincial Social Assistance Rates in Canada
Supervisor:  Dr. Ronald Kneebone
     
2005    
Campbell, Michael MA An Examination of Hayek's Hypothesis on Entrepreneurial Discovery
Supervisor:  Dr. Robert Oxoby
Churchill Jolles, Laura MA The Antitrust Logit Model: An Application to Spaghetti Sauce Mergers
Supervsor:  Dr. Jeffrey Church
English, Ryan Charles Rand MA Manatchewan and Mantario? A Cost-Benefit Analysis of A Union of Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba and a Provincial Union of Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Supervisor:  Dr. Herb Emery
Gerrits, Kevin MA Estimating Demand for Private Health Insurance: Lessons from Alberta
Supervisor:  Dr. Herb Emery
Hladky, Melanie Dawn MA Benefit-Cost Analysis for Twinning Highway 3 in Southern Alberta
Supervisor:  Dr. Frank Atkins
Huculak, Darren Joseph MA Back to the Workforce: The Implications of Raising CPP Entitlement Age to 70
Supervisor:  Dr. Herb Emery
Sershun, Natalia MA Taxation and R & D: AN Empirical Investigation of Push and Pull Effects
Supervisor:  Dr. Ken McKenzie
Wang, Wei Guo MA Who Supports Free Trade in Latin America?
Supervisor:  Dr. Eugene Beaulieu
Wiles, Brett William MA Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater from Agricultural Sources in Southern Ontario
Supervisor:  Dr. Ted Horbulyk
Vito, J.C. MA

The Fiscal Sustainability of Canadian Municipaliaties
Supervisor:  Dr. Ron Kneebone

Zhang, Liping MA The Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Dispute: Economic Welfare Alternative Trade Regimes
Supervisor:  Dr. James Gaisford
Zhang, Wei MA Extreme Value Theory Analysis of Alberata Power Prices
Supervisor:  Dr. David Walls
     
2004    
Anderson, Carmen MA An Analysis of the Bayesian Classification of Monetary Assets in the United States.
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Ayub, Syed MA Cheating on Quotas in OPEC: An Exploratory Study
Supervisor:  Dr. Alan MacFadyen
Chan, David Kwok Wai MEc Measuring the Impact of Structural Changes in Alberta's Education System
Chan, Patrick Wing Ming MA European Union and European Monetary Union
Dr. Paul Serletis
Bukhari, Kalim Syed MA A Recursive Modeling Approach to Exchange Rate Forecasting
Supervisor:  Dr. Patrick Coe
Cowan, Timothy Hugh MA Provincial Pricing Problems: The New PPP? Exploring Price Volatility and Law of One Price Deviations in Canada
Supervisor:  Dr. Patrick Coe
Finnigan, Hugh Patrick MA Attention Blocking in Consumer Choice: Experimental Analysis with Implications for Advertising
Supervisor:  Dr. Rob Oxoby
Gallotta, Ann-Marie MA [Course-Based]
Han, Yuyang MEc The Equality -Efficiency Tradeoff in Canada's Tax System
Hughes, Michael James MEc An Investigation Into the Extent of Unification in the Crude Oil Market Using Prices and Freight Rates
Khan, Nassra MA The Use of 'Contingent Valuation Method' for Valuing Medical Services
Supervisor:  Dr. Alan MacFadyen
Kromm, Seija Kristiina MA Public versus Private Financing of Health Care in the Market for In Vitro Fertilization Services in Canada: How Does it Affect the Welfare Function?
Supervisor:  Dr. Curtis Eaton
Laroiya, Andrea Natasha MEc Eco-Labeling: An Investigation Into the Use and Nature of Environmental Labeling
Lenko, Charles Alexander MEc The Development of the Energy Industry in Western Canada: The Effect of Resource Endowment
Luyendyk. Megan Kathleen MA Learning in Games: An Experimental Analysis of Learning in the Games with Stable and Unstable Nash Equilibria
Supervisor:  Dr. John Boyce
Li, Runtao MA The Analysis of the Environmental Kuznets Curve and its Application in Canada
Supervisor:  Dr. John Boyce
MacIntyre, Glenn MEc Electricity Trade Between Canada and the United States
McIntosh, Karen MA Cooperative Management of s Shared Watershed: A Case Study of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
McLeish, Kendra MA Gender and Affect in Intertemporal Choice
Supervisor:  Dr. Rob Oxoby
Ng, Eddie MA The Heckscher-Ohlin-Vanek Model and Individual Trade Policy Preferences
Riddell, Daryck Jeremy MA Endogenous Protection and Persistence of Canada's National Policy Tariff
Saito, Hanako MEc Wage Inequality and Trade Policy Preferences in Mexico
Sidhu, Nirmal Singh MA The Role of Cognitive Ability in the Health Education Nexus
Supervisor:  Dr. Chris Auld
So, Lawrence MA Postsecondary Dropouts and Differential Grading Standards: An Empirical Approach
Tsares, Nicole Lara MA Forced Compliance in the Principal-Agent Relationship
Wang, Hao MEc The Determinants of Education Atttainments and Income of Disabled Canadians
Zhang, Yifeng MA Testing for Structure and Measuring Scale Effects in the Norwegian Cod Fishery: A Panel Data Approach
Supervisor:  Dr. Daniel Gordon
Wang, Yifeng MA A Nonparametric Analysis of the Personal Income Distribution Across the Provinces and States in the U.S. and Canada
Yu, Qing MEc An Application of the Moroney-Berg Models of Crude Oil Supply in Western Canada and Alberta
2003    
Blumer, Serenity MA Natural Gas Prices and Competition Among Interstate Gas Pipelines
Supervisor:  Dr. John Boyce
Brown, Wallace Jason MEc Strategic Issues in the Electrical Power Generation Industry
Chatttopadhyay, Anasuya MA Intellectual Property Rights and Agricultural Biotechnology: Implications and Public Policy Choices for a Developing Country
Supervisor:  Dr. Ted Horbulyk
Chiew, Robert MA Business Cycles Synchronicity and the Fixed Exchange Rate
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Chung. Jennifer MA Debt Accumulation by Canadian Provincial Governments
Supervisor:  Dr. Ronald Kneebone
Iourkova, Inna MA Essays on Natural Gas Price Behavior
Supervisor:  Dr. David Walls
Guang, Huang MA

The Global Wealth Redistribution Effect of the Kyoto Protocol
Supervisor:  Dr. Lasheng Yuan

Leswick, Nicholas Bradley MA Municipal-Provincial Fiscal Balances in Alberta
Supervisor:  Dr. Herb Emery
Li, BIng MA Oil Price Shocks and Macroeconomic Activity: An Application of Hidden Cointegration
Supervisor:  Dr. Frank Atkins
MacDonald, Patrick Bruce MA Contingent Claims in the Alberta Electricity Market
Supervisor:  Dr. Frank Atkins
Mirza, Munsoor Ahmad MA An Evaluation of Costs and Outcomes for Middle to Late State Dementia Residents in Traditional Specialized Care Environments
Supervisor: Dr. Gillian Currie
Olson, Arthur Victor MA Race to Nowhere: An Expanded Model of Tax Competition
Supervisor:  Dr. Ken McKenzie
Pancoast, Rochelle MA Is the Kyoto Protocol Good for the Environment? A General Equilibrium Consideration of Global Carbon Leakage
Supervisor:  Dr. James Gaisford
Sand, Ben MA Wage Structure and the Canadian Gender Wage Gap: 1980-1995
Supervisor:  Dr. Herb Emery
Sarvghad-Moghaddam, NIkoo MEc The Impacts of CUSFTA and NAFTA on Canada-U.S. Trade Patterns
Shea, Walter MA Course-Based
Stokl, Richard Anton MA Conformity ad Networks in a Simulated Society
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Sudak, Mattahew MA Conformity and Networks in a Simulated Society.
Supervisor:  Dr. Curtis Eaton
Sun, Zhen MA Wavelet-Based Analysis of Fractional Integrated Processes: A Re-Examination of Fisher Effect
Supervisor:  Dr. Frank Atkins
Swisterski, Pawel MA A Constant Market Share Analylsis of OECD Exports
Supervisor:  Dr. Eugene Beaulieu
Tepczynska, Malgorzata MA An Economic Analysis of the Regulating Reserves Market in Alberta
Supervisor:  Dr. Aidan Hollis
Udberg, James MA Band Pass Filtering and Purchasing Power Parity
Supervisor:  Dr. Patrick Coe
Wang, Huaixiang MA An Empirical Study of Scale Economies in the Chinese Railway System
Supervisor:  Dr. Aidan Hollis
Wong, Andrea MA Adolescent Abuse and Labour Market Outcomes
Supervisor:  Dr. Chris Auld
     
2002    
Aksomitis,, Kristoffer MA Strategic Behaviour in the Alberta Electricity Market
Supervisor:  Dr. Aidan Hollis
Boudreau, Alexander Ross MEc Video Lottery Terminals in Alberta
Chen, Ping MEc The Estimation of Value-of-Time in the Transaction Demand for Money Equation
Enns, Edwin John MEc Conjoint Analysis: An Application to Budgeting in the Health Care Sector
Henry, Cailen Vanessa MA Youth Substance Use and Human Capital Formation
Supervisor:  Dr. Chirs Auld
Hou, Helen Xinrong MA A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation of Election Strategies in Canada
Howland, Thomas Murray MEc Measuring Bank Branch Efficiency Using Data Envelopment Analysis
Joy, Christopher MA Canada Labour Market Adjustment: CUSTA and Beyond
Kee, Gwang-Soog MA An Empirical Analysis of Canadian Public Health Care Spending and Health: 1975-1996
Supervisor:  Dr. Chris Auld
Kralovic, Paul MEc The Effects of Economic Integration and Industrial Location in the North of Mexico
Krause, David PhD Internalizing Network Externalities
Supervisor:  Dr. Jeffrey Church
Lai, Kam Tim MA Spillover Effects between Hong Kong and the US Stock Markets: A Bivariate GARCH Model Approach
Lee, Helen MA An Economic Evaluation of Human Activated Protein C for Patients with Severe Sepsis in the Intensive Care Unit
Supervisor:  Dr. Cameron Donaldson
Rosnau, Lucas MA Quantifying the Preference Intensities with Physical Tasks
Virk, Jagat Jit MA Inflation, Welfare and Monetary Aggregation Issues
Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Serletis
Vu, JImmy MA Effective Tax Rates on Marginal Costs: Trends and Impact on Firm Location in Canada
Williams, Roger Charles MA Williams on Electricity
Supervisor:  Dr. Aidan Hollis
Yousef, Likaa MA Derivation and Empirical Testing of Alternative Option Pricing Models in Alberta's Electricity Markets
Supervisor:  Dr. J. F. Wen

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