CredentialsPh.D., M.Phil, M.A., (Columbia University, NY); B.A. (Carleton University, Ottawa)
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 and has taught strategy for the BBA program from time to time.
Mark has prepared research reports for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy and for the Inter-American Development Bank. He is currently consulting for the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, and is working on a research report for the Canadian Northern Corridor Research Program.
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 and indigenous groups 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.
Cost-benefit analysis; social discounting; privatization and regulation; public policy analysis.
articles and reports
Moore, M. A., Boardman, A. E., & Vining, A. R. (2020). Social Discount Rates for Seventeen Latin American Countries: Theory and Parameter Estimation. Public Finance Review, 48(1), 43-71. http://doi.org/10.1177/1091142119890369
Moore, M. A., & Vining, A. R. (2018). The Social Rate of Time Preference and the Social Discount Rate. Arlington, Virginia, United States: Mercatus Center, George Mason University.
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., Vining, A. R., & Boardman, A. E. (2017). An Appropriate Social Discount Rate for Use by the IDB. Washington, District of Columbia, United States: Inter-American Development Bank.
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, Manitoba, 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/10.3138/cpp.35.1.59
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, 47(10), 1335-1357. http://doi.org/10.1177/0002764204264259
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. http://doi.org/10.1002/pam.20047
books 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, California, 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. In Weimer, D. L. (Eds.), Cost-benefit analysis and public policy (pp. 102-124). Hoboken, New Jersey, 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, Ontario, Canada: C.D. Howe Institute.