Michael Vaney

Sessional Lecturer

I am a Sessional Lecturer in the Vancouver School of Economics.

I currently teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the areas of microeconomic theory, econometrics and industrial organization.

Winter 2018

ECON221 Introduction to Strategic Thinking Sections

An introduction to how people interact in strategic situations drawn from political science, history, psychology, law, biology, military history, economics, business, and anthropology. The focus will be on developing intuition. May not be taken for credit by students with fourth-year standing. Credit will be granted for only one of ECON 221 or ISCI 344.

Winter 2018

ECON301 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis I Sections

Consumer behaviour, producer theory, exchange, monopoly, oligopoly, externalities, public goods, general equilibrium and welfare economics. Credit will be granted for only one of ECON 201, ECON 204, ECON 301, ECON 304, ECON 315, COMM 295 or FRE 295.

Winter 2018

ECON327 Introduction to Empirical Methods Sections

Basic tools for the statistical analysis of economic data. Registration restricted to students in the Bachelor of International Economics Program. Credit will be granted for only one of ECON 325, ECON 327,or STAT 200.

Winter 2018

ECON325 Introduction to Empirical Economics Sections

Essentials of probability and statistics for applied work in economics. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance. Please consult the Faculty of Science Credit Exclusion List: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,215,410,414

Winter 2018

ECON371 Economics of the Environment Sections

Economic analysis applied to various environmental issues, including sustainable development, quality of life, and environmental impacts of specific industrial and consumption activities. The design and implementation of government policies. Global environmental effects of human economic activity.

Winter 2018

ECON365 Topics in Canadian Industrial Organization and Regulation Policy Sections

Current topics in industrial organization and regulation with emphasis on Canadian federal and provincial policy. The content will differ from year to year. Possible subjects include the regulation of transportation and communications, environmental regulation, marketing boards and other forms of agricultural regulation, competition and anti-combines policy, industrial organization and trade policy, and issues in consumer protection.

Winter 2018

ECON466 The Economics of Government Regulation of Business Sections

Normative and positive theories of government regulation of business. Topics include natural monopoly, socially optimal monopoly pricing, regulation of multi-firm industries, competition policy. Selected empirical studies.

Winter 2018

ECON490 Seminar in Applied Economics Sections

Selected problems and issues in the theory and practice of Economics. Each section will focus on a different field. Restricted to Economics Majors, and Combined Majors in Economics their final academic session.