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Heather Eckert, PhD

Associate Professor

Arts

Economics

About Me

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta.  I have a Honors BA from the University of Alberta and an MA and PhD from the University of British Columbia.  When I am not working, I enjoy running, hiking, and biking.  I have two amazing daughters.


Research

I am interested in the interaction between the decisions made by policy makers and regulated parties.

My research is primarily in the field of environmental economics.  I have a particular interest in the enforcement of environmental regulations and have examined the use of warnings and the increasing reliance on public complaints to enforce environmental standards. I am currently studying the use of creative sentences in Alberta.

Recently my research interests have expanded to the economics of education, in particular the impact of school choice on educational outcomes in Alberta.


Teaching