Nancy OlewilerVancouver, British Columbia
Nancy Olewiler is a professor of economics in the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University and she is a commissioner on Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. Her areas of research include natural resource and environmental economics, with a focus on public policy. She was the director of the school from its founding in 2003 until 2014. Before coming to the economics department at Simon Fraser in 1990, she was a professor in the economics department at Queen’s University. Her work has been published in academic journals, edited books, she has produced reports for the Canadian federal and provincial governments, and she has written two widely used textbooks (The Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Economics). She has served on the boards of directors of BC Hydro, Powertech, as well as TransLink, where she was chair from 2010 to 2013. She is chair of the Macroeconomic Accounts Advisory Committee at Statistics Canada. Her PhD in economics is from the University of British Columbia.