Module 1 is a prerequisite and must be completed before taking Module 2-5. Students who participate in all webinars and complete all quizzes and case studies for Modules 1, 2 and 5 will receive a certificate.
Member of the Technical Committee on Business Taxation
Nancy Olewiler is an economist and Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University. Prior to coming to the Economics department at SFU in 1990, she was a professor in the Economics department at Queen’s University.
Her PhD is in economics from the University of British Columbia. Nancy’s areas of research include natural resource and environmental economics and policy. She has published in academic journals, edited books, has written two widely used textbooks – The Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Economics, and produced numerous reports for the Canadian federal and provincial governments on a wide range of environmental and natural resource issues, including studies on energy and climate policy, natural capital and ecosystem services, and federal tax policy. From 1990 to 1995 she was Managing Editor of Canadian Public Policy.
She is a research advisor and mentor for the Environment and Economy Program for Southeast Asia and the Latin America and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program where she helps supervise research undertaken by researchers in those regions on environmental economics and natural resource issues. She has served on the Board of Directors for BC Hydro and TransLink.
Daniel Firth is director of Mobility Pricing at TransLink and formerly Executive Director of the Metro Vancouver Mobility Pricing Independent Commission. He brings many years’ experience of designing, implementing and evaluating road user charging and performance parking systems in London and Stockholm, as well as experience of aligning and integrating mobility pricing with other urban policy goals and plans.
Daniel was most recently Chief Strategy Officer for roads and streets at the City of Stockholm. He was project manager for the City’s Urban Mobility Strategy, including overseeing programmes to prioritise people walking, cycling and using transit, as well as goods movements. He was responsible for implementation and evaluation of the Stockholm congestion tax in 2007, for recent changes to the tax in 2015 and 2016, as well as for a large expansion of parking management. As project manager for the City’s public space strategy he was also involved in work on the Global Streets Design Guide.
Before arriving in Stockholm, Daniel was involved in the implementation and expansion of the Central London Congestion Charge, responsible for delivering a programme of complementary measures for bus priority and streetscape improvements. Daniel is an urban planner with qualifications from the University of Newcastle, England and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.