Catherine Boulatoff

University Teaching Fellow


Related Information

Email: Boulatoff@Dal.Ca
Phone: 902-494-6991
Mailing Address: 
Department of Economics
Dalhousie University
6214 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Environmental economics

Teaching Experience

  • Writing for Economics, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, 2016- Present
  • International Trade, Graduate, Dalhousie University, 2013-2014. International Economics, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, 2010- present.
  • Environmental Economics, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, 2010-present, St Lawrence    University, NY, 2004-2010.
  • Introductory Microeconomics, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, 2010-present.
  • Resource Economics, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, 2011.
  • Introductory Macroeconomics, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, 2012-present.
  • Honor’s Thesis, Undergraduate, Dalhousie University, 2012 (replacing M. Akbulut Yuksel), 2014.
  • Trade and Environment, Undergraduate, St Lawrence University, 2002.
  • Economics for Environmentalists, Undergraduate, St Lawrence University, 2004-2010.
  • Senior Seminar Special Topic: Non-Market Valuation, Undergraduate, St Lawrence University, 2006.

 Current Research

  • Ocean governance
  • Performance of renewable energy industry
  • Offshore renewable energy (ORE) performance
  • Economics of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
  • Economics of urban design
  • Economics of teaching
  • Service trade in Canada

Academic research and experience

  • Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Saint Lawrence University, 2004-2010
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Saint Lawrence University 2002-2003


Selected Awards and Honours

  • Department of Economics Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dalhousie University, 2020
  • “Understanding the scope and size of service trade in Atlantic Canada.” ACOA: Atlantic Policy Research Initiative (APRI), 2016 [with Dr. T. Iscan, Dalhousie University].   

Selected Publications

  • The Effects of a Green Nudge on Municipal Solid Waste: Evidence from a Clear Bag Policy [with Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel, Dalhousie University] accepted at Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM).
  • What is the impact of private and public R&D on clean technology firms' performance? An international perspective.” [with Carol Boyer, Long Island University]. The Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment (2017), 7(2): 147-168. DOI: 10.1080/20430795.2016.1251813
  • “Performance of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Firms: An International Perspective.” [with Carol Boyer, Long Island University]. Ocean Yearbook (2016) 30: 417-438.
  • “Voluntary environmental regulation and firm performance: The Chicago Climate Exchange.” [with Carol Boyer, Long Island University, and Stephen Ciccone, University of New Hampshire]. Journal of Alternative Investment (2013) 15(3): 114-122.
  •  “Long-term nexus between openness, income, and environmental quality.” [with Michael Jenkins, St Lawrence University]. International Advances in Economic Research (2010) 16: 410-418.


  • Ph.D., Economics, Utah State University, 2000
  • MSc, Applied Psychology, Université Catholique de l’Ouest (Angers, France), 1992