University of Calgary

Ted Horbulyk

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics

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Not currently teaching any courses.

Current Research

The broad focus of Ted Horbulyk’s teaching and research program is on the role and effects of government intervention in the economy. One part of this research examines the theory and policy of water rights allocation and design, including the use of economic instruments such as tradable rights and alternative pricing strategies. A second part of this research program examines issues of water quality and the use of economic incentives and other policies to prevent water quality deterioration. A third component examines market failure due to risk and uncertainty, and the effects of government intervention to reduce market variability.

About Me

Ted Horbulyk is an associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary where he has held an academic appointment since 1989. His teaching and research interests include public economics, agricultural and resource economics, cost-benefit analysis and public policy. Professor Horbulyk is a Professional Agrologist, and has five years’ prior professional experience in government and the private sector. He served as co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (1995-98) and he is a 1995 recipient of the Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Berg Fellowship in Conservation Policy. From 2004-2008, Professor Horbulyk served as one of two theme leaders in the research program on Economics, Policy and Risk funded by the Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Water Research. Internationally, Professor Horbulyk was a project team member of the Central American Water Resource Management Network implemented by the University of Calgary and partner universities. He has served as resource person for the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia since 2003. For the 2006-2008 academic years, Ted Horbulyk was an International Visiting Scholar in the Department of Economics at the National University of Mongolia, under an academic fellowship awarded by the Open Society Institute. Professor Horbulyk was project supervisor (1997-2001) for the university’s Community Health Development Project in the Surkhet District of mid-western Nepal. Professor Horbulyk has been a visiting researcher in Australia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Norway, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uganda and the United States.


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