Associate Vice-President, Research Services, University of Guelph
John Livernois is the Associate Vice-President, Research Services at the University of Guelph (UoG). He was Chair of the Department of Economics and Finance from 2003 to December 2011. Prior to joining UoG in 1991, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta. He also has been a Visiting Scholar at the Australian National University, University of Southampton and the University of Munich. He received a BA (Honours) from the University of Toronto (1976) and MA (1978) and PhD (1984) from the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in the economics of natural resources and the environment with a focus on issues related to benefits and cost assessment, taxation, regulation and enforcement. He has held individual SSHRC grants and other grants, has served as a SSHRC reviewer and Chair of SSHRC Adjudication Committees, has published scholarly papers in many international journals, has served on the editorial boards of the journals for both the American Association of Resource and Environmental Economists and the Canadian Economics Association, has given papers at many conferences throughout the world and has co-authored a senior undergraduate textbook published by the MIT Press. In addition, he founded the Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics study group and organized its founding conference in 1991. He has worked with and advised public agencies such as the National Roundtable on the Economy and the Environment, the Walkerton Inquiry, the federal Department of Finance and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.