Canada Resarch Chair in Trade and Environment
Associate Professor, Food & Resource Economics
MacMillan 337, 2357 Main Mall
University of Michigan, 1999, PhD, Economics
University of Michigan, 1996, MA, Economics
University of British Columbia, 1994, MA, Economics
University of British Columbia, 1993, BA, Hon. Economics
Dr. McAusland’s research focuses on interactions between globalization and public good provision. This research has included investigations into the impacts of trade liberalization on environmental politics, as well as the potential use of trade policy to stem damages from exotic species introductions and biological invasions. Her current research investigates how the environmental impacts of international trade vary depending on the underlying motive for trade, be it consumers’ quest for novel product varieties or firms’ need for cheap inputs. She is also examining the implications of skilled labor migration for the global provision of public goods.
Applying to work with Prof. McAusland
Prof. McAusland advises Masters and PhD students through the Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems MSc and PhD programs. She also co-supervises graduate students in the Vancouver School of Economics.
Students interested in applying to work with Prof. McAusland via the ISLFS program are advised to contact her via email, sending her the following: transcripts (unofficial copies are fine) and a 2-page proposal outlining the research they would like to conduct. In general, Prof. McAusland only considers applicants whose research interests overlap with her own.
Dr. McAusland teaches at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level in the Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) program.
- LFS 252 (Quantitative Data Analysis)
- FRE 490 (Economics of Food Consumption)
- ECON 574 (Trade & Environment)
Gulati, Sumeet, Carol McAusland, and James M Sallee. 2017. “Tax incidence with endogenous quality and costly bargaining: Theory and evidence from hybrid vehicle subsidies,” Journal of Public Economics 155: 93-107.
McAusland, Carol and Nouri Najjar. 2015. “Carbon footprint taxes,” Environmental and resource Economics 61:37-70.
McAusland, Carol and Nouri Najjar. 2014. “The WTO Constitency of Carbon Footprint Taxes,” Geo. J. Int'l L. 46:765.
McAusland, Carol and Daniel L Millimet. 2013. “Do national borders matter? Intranational trade, international trade, and the environment,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 65:411-437.
Aisbett, Emma and Carol McAusland. 2013, "Firm Characteristics and Influence on Government Rule-Making: Theory and Evidence,” European Journal of Political Economy 29: 214-235.
Dr. McAusland is the Canada Research Chair in Trade and Environment. She is an Associate Professor of Food and Resource Economics in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She is the Director of the Centre for Food, Resource and Environmental Economics at UBC.
She served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (2007-2009). She was a co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2009-2012), as well as a member of its editorial board (2006-2009, 2012-2015). She currently serves on the editorial council of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists(2014-present).
She is a Fellow of the CESifo Research Network (2014-present). Dr. McAusland has published research on a wide range of subjects in the fields of environmental and international economics, including environmental politics, investment treaties, carbon policy design, brain drain, invasive species, and WTO rules regarding environmentally motivated trade restrictions.