Mark Moore

  • Senior Lecturer, Strategy
  • Ph.D., M.Phil, M.A., (Columbia University, NY)B.A. (Carleton University, Ottawa)

    Segal Room: SGL 3335
    Segal Phone: 778.782.7715

    Email Address: markm@sfu.ca

    Curriculum Vitae: View

    Biography

    Mark Moore is a Senior Lecturer at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. He received his PhD in Economics from Columbia University in the City of New York.  He teaches Managerial Economics for the Executive MBA, Management of Technology MBA, and for the full-time and part-time MBA programs. He also teaches this course for the GDBA (online) program, and for the BBA program. He has supervised MBA projects for the EMBA program and for the Learning Strategies Group. He has taught strategy for the BBA program from time to time.

    Prior to coming to SFU, Mark taught business and economics at the University of British Columbia, Colgate University and Columbia University. He was also employed by the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, where he conducted research on monetary policy, international portfolio and direct investment flows, and options pricing methods; and as a consultant to Bankers Trust Company in New York, where he performed risk modelling and analysis of the loan portfolio.

    Marks's current research is on policy options for governments attempting to share in the profits of non-renewable extractive resources, and on the treatment of risk in public project and regulatory evaluation.  He has published several papers on the modelling and estimation of the appropriate social discount rate for use in cost-benefit analysis. He has also published a cost-benefit study of the consequences for consumers, government and shareholders of the privatization of Canadian National, a welfare analysis of the 1996-2001 Canada-US softwood lumber dispute, and a paper on local mixed enterprises.

    Research Interests

    Cost-benefit analysis; social discounting; privatization and regulation; public policy analysis.

    Selected Publications

    Articles and Reports

    Vining, A. R., & Moore, M. A. (2017). Potash ownership and extraction: Between a rock and a hard place in Saskatchewan. Resources Policy, 54, 71-80. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2017.09.002

    Moore, M. A., Boardman, A. E., & Vining, A. R. (2017). Risk in public sector project appraisal: It mostly does not matter! Public Works Management and Policy, 22(4), 301-321. http://doi.org/10.1177/1087724X17709482

    Moore, M. A., Boardman, A. E., & Vining, A. R. (2017). Analyzing risk in PPP provision of utility services: A social welfare perspective. Utilities Policy. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2017.08.008

    Moore, M. A., & Vining, A. R. (2017). The privatization of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. Winnipeg, Canada: Frontier Centre for Public Policy.

    Vining, A. R., Boardman, A. E., & Moore, M. A. (2014). The theory and evidence pertaining to local government mixed enterprises. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 85(1), 53-86. http://doi.org/10.1111/apce.12029

    Moore, M. A., Boardman, A., & Vining, A. R. (2013). The choice of the social discount rate and the opportunity cost of public funds. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 4(3), 401-409. http://doi.org/10.1515/jbca-2013-0023

    Boardman, A. E., Laurin, C., Moore, M. A., & Vining, A. R. (2013). Efficiency, profitability, and welfare gains from the Canadian national railway privatization. Research in Transportation Business and Management, 6, 19-30. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2012.11.011

    Moore, M. A., Boardman, A. E., & Vining, A. R. (2013). More appropriate discounting: The rate of social time preference and the value of the social discount rate. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 4(1), 1-16. http://doi.org/10.1515/jbca-2012-0008

    Boardman, A. E., Moore, M. A., & Vining, A. R. (2010). The social discount rate for Canada based on future growth in consumption. Canadian Public Policy, 36(3), 323-341. http://doi.org/10.3138/cpp.36.3.325

    Boardman, A., Laurin, C., Moore, M. A., & Vining, A. R. (2009). A cost-benefit analysis of the privatization of Canadian national railway. Canadian Public Policy, 35(1), 59-83. http://doi.org/10.1353/cpp.0.0005

    Schwindt, R., Moore, M. A., & Vining, A. R. (2004). Canadian-U.S. trade policy: An economic analysis of the softwood lumber case. American Behavioral Scientist, 23(4).

    Moore, M. A., Boardman, A. E., Weimer, D. L., Greenberg, D. H., & Vining, A. R. (2004). Just give me a number! Practical values for the social discount rate. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 23(4), 789-812.

    Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

    Moore, M. A. (2014). Discounting. In Haab, T. C., & Whitehead, J. C. (Eds.), Environmental and Natural Resource Economics : An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, United States: Greenwood Publishing Group.

    Moore, M. A., Boardman, A. E., Vining, A. R., Weimer, D. L., & Greenberg, D. H. (2008). Just give me a number! Practical values for the social discount rate. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

    Moore, M. A., Boardman, A. E., Vining, A. R., Weimer, D. L., & Greenberg, D. H. (2008). Just give me a number! Practical values for the social discount rate. In Weimer, D. L. (Eds.), Cost-benefit analysis and public policy (pp. 102-124). Hoboken, United States: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc. http://doi.org/10.1002/9781444307177.ch11

    Moore, M. A., Boardman, A., & Greenberg, D. H. (2001). The social discount rate in Canada. In Vining, A. R., & Richards, J. (Eds.), Building the Future: Issues in Public Infrastructure in Canada (pp. 73-130). Toronto, Canada: C.D. Howe Institute.

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