rmckitri at uoguelph.ca
Areas of Specialization: Environmental and Applied Microeconomics
Ross McKitrick joined the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph in 1996. He received a BA in economics from Queen's University and an MA (1990) and PhD (1996) from UBC. His main area of interest is environmental economics. He is currently working on projects relating to state-contingent environmental policy, econometric methods for measuring global warming, and evaluation of climate models.
Journals in which he has published include the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Geophysical Research Letters, Energy Journal,Empirical Economics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences andCanadian Journal of Economics.
(with Gary Koop and Lise Tole) "Air Pollution, Economic Activity and Respiratory Illness: Evidence from Canadian Cities 1974-1994" (2010) Environmental Modeling and Software doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.01.101
“Why Did US Air Pollution Decline After 1970?,” (2007), Empirical Economics, 33(3) 491-513.
(with Stephen McIntyre), “Hockey Sticks, Principal Components and Spurious Significance,” (2005), Geophysical Research Letters Vol. 32.
(with Robert C. Collinge), “The Existence and Uniqueness of Optimal Pollution Policy in the Presence of Victim Defense Measures,” (2002) Journal of Environmental Economics and Management , vol. 44, pp 106-122.