PhD Research - Vincent Thivierge

MA Economics, Vancouver School of Economics - University of British Colombia

Vincent Thivierge is a first-year PhD student in the Economics and Environmental Science (EES) emphasis. Vincent holds an honors BBA degree in Applied Economics from HEC Montréal and an MA in Economics from the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. He has spent the last three years working for various economic research institutes in Canada, such as the C.D. Howe Institute and Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission.

Vincent’s past research has explored the effects of Canadian carbon pricing on diverse topics, such as household gasoline consumption, industry competitiveness, and the distributional impacts for households. His research has been published in The Energy Journal and featured in media outlets such as Bloomberg View. Recent policy research conducted by Vincent has looked at oil and gas well liabilities in Canada and the impact of local regulations on housing prices.

As a Bren EES PhD student, Vincent is looking forward to building on his current research portfolio. He plans to combine applied economic theory and econometric models to evaluate the impacts of environmental policies, such as market-based instruments or regulatory standards, on their intended (and unintended) outcomes.

When not thinking about environmental economics, Vincent is busy working with his friends on the restoration of their 40-foot vintage sloop, or planning his next bike-touring trip. 

Year Admitted: 2017
Research Areas:
Environmental and natural resource economics, energy economics and applied econometrics
Faculty Advisor: Social Science Group

Office: Bren Hall 3031