CredentialsPh.D., M.Phil, M.A., (Columbia University, NY); B.A. (Carleton University, Ottawa)
Mark Moore is a Senior Lecturer in 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 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 taught in the Executive MBA program, supervised MBA projects and has taught strategy for the BBA program from time to time.
Mark has prepared research reports for the Canadian Northern Corridor Research Program, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy and the Inter-American Development Bank and has consulted for the Qikiqtani Inuit Association.
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 limited public-private enterprises, and on multijurisdictional and multimodal infrastructure corridors. His most recent research has examined policy options for governments and indigenous groups attempting to share in the profits of non-renewable extractive resources, and has studied the appropriate 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 and a book chapter on local mixed enterprises.
Cost-benefit analysis; social discounting; privatization and regulation; public policy analysis.
articles and reports
Moore, M. A., & Vining, A. R. (2023). PPP performance evaluation: the social welfare goal, principal–agent theory and political economy. Policy Sciences, 56(2), 267-299. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11077-023-09504-7
Vining, A. R., Moore, M. A., & Laurin, C. (2021). Listed public-private enterprises: stock market information, agency costs and productive efficiency outcomes. International Journal of Public Sector Management. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJPSM-02-2021-0050
Boardman, A. E., Moore, M. A., & Vining, A. R. (2020). Financing and Funding Approaches for Establishment, Governance and Regulatory Oversight of the Canadian Northern Corridor. School of Public Policy Publications, 13(25), 1-37. http://doi.org/10.11575/sppp.v13i0.69445
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. Mercatus Center, George Mason University. https://www.mercatus.org/publications/regulation/social-rate-time-preference-and-social-discount-rate
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. 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, 48, 210-218. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2017.08.008
Moore, M. A., & Vining, A. R. (2017). The privatization of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. Frontier Centre for Public Policy. https://fcpp.org/wp-content/uploads/FC17002_PrivPotashSK_F1.pdf
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), 325-343. http://doi.org/10.3138/cpp.36.3.325
Boardman, A. E., 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
Moore, M. A., Boardman, A. E., Vining, A. R., Weimer, D. L., & Greenberg, D. H. (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
Schwindt, R., Moore, M. A., & Vining, A. (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
books chapters and monographs
Boardman, A. E., & Moore, M. A. (2020). Local government mixed enterprises. In Billis, D., & Rochester, C. (Eds.), Handbook on Hybrid Organisations (pp. 66-81). Edward Elgar Publishing (UK). http://doi.org/10.4337/9781785366116.00012
Moore, M. A. (2014). Discounting. In Haab, T. C., & Whitehead, J. C. (Eds.), Environmental and Natural Resource Economics : An Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1440801193/ref=rdr_ext_tmb
Moore, M. A., Boardman, A. E., Vining, A. R., Weimer, D. L., & Greenberg, D. H. (2009). "Just Give me a Number!" Practical Values for the Social Discount Rate. In Weimer, D. L. (Ed.), Cost-Benefit Analysis and Public Policy (pp. 102-124). 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). C.D. Howe Institute.