Carol McAusland

Canada Research Chair in Trade and Environment

Associate Professor


Graduate Advisor: Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (ISLFS)

Member: CESifo

Phone: 604-822-3350

Carol.McAusland at

Faculty of Land and Food Systems
MCML 337 - 2357 Main Mall, 
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4


Ph.D.      Economics, University of Michigan, 1999.

M.A.       Economics, University of Michigan, 1996.

M.A.       Economics, University of British Columbia, 1994.

B.A.        Honours Economics, University of British Columbia, 1993.


Trade and Environment


November 2014


LFS 252 (Quantitative Data Analysis), FRE 460/503 (Economics of Food Consumption), ECON 574 (Trade & Environment)

Graduate Students

Applying to work with Prof. McAusland

Working Papers

Carbon Footprint Taxes, with Nouri Najjar, forthcoming Environmental & Resource Economics 

Carbon Footprint Taxes and the World Trade Organization with Nouri Najjar, forthcoming Georgetown Journal of International Law

"The Incidence of Hybrid Tax Rebates" with Sumeet Gulati, coming soon


*electronic copies available upon request

Aisbett, Emma and Carol McAusland. 2013, "Firm Characteristics and Influence on Government Rule-Making: Theory and Evidence," European Journal of Political Economy 29: 214-235.

McAusland, Carol and Daniel Millimet. 2013. "Do National Borders Matter? Intranational Trade, International Trade, and the Environment." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 65(3): 411-437

McAusland, Carol and Peter Kuhn. 2011. "Bidding for Brains: Intellectual Property Rights and the International Migration of Knowledge Workers," Journal of Development Economics  95(1): 77-87.

Aisbett, Emma, Larry Karp and Carol McAusland. 2010"Compensation for Indirect Expropriation in International Investment Agreements: Implications for National Treatment and Rights to Invest" Journal of Globalization and Development 1(2)

Aisbett, Emma, Larry Karp and Carol McAusland. 2010. "Police-powers, regulatory takings and the efficient compensation of domestic and foreign investors," Economic Record  86(274): 367-83.

McAusland, Carol. 2010. "Globalisationʹs Direct and Indirect Effects on the Environment" in Globalisation, Transport and the Environment, Nils-Axel Braathen, ed. Paris: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Kuhn, Peter and Carol McAusland. 2009.  "Consumers and the Brain Drain: Product and Process Design and the Gains from Emigration," Journal of International Economics 78(2) 2009: 287-291.

Costello, Christopher, Chad Lawley and Carol McAusland. 2008. "Pre-empting NIS introductions: Targeting Policy, " Handbook on Trade and Environment, Edward Elgar press.

McAusland, Carol. 2008. "Trade, Politics, and the Environment: Tailpipe vs. Smokestack" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 55(1): 52-71.

Costello, Christopher, Mike Springborn, Carol McAusland and Andy Solow. 2007. "Unintended biological invasions: Does risk vary by trading partner?" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 54(3): 262-276.

McAusland, Carol. 2005. "Harmonizing Tailpipe Policy in Symmetric Countries: Improve the Environment, Improve Welfare?" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 50(2): 229-251

McAusland, Carol. 2005. "Learning By Doing in the Presence of an Open Access Renewable Resource: Is Growth Sustainable?" Natural Resource Modeling 18(1): 41-68.

McAusland, Carol and Christopher Costello. 2004. "Avoiding Invasives: Trade-related policies for controlling unintentional exotic species introductions" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 48(2) 2004: 954-977.

Polasky, Steve, Christopher Costello and Carol McAusland. 2004. "On Trade, Land-use, and Biodiversity" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 48(2): 911-925.

McAusland, Carol. 2004. "Environmental Regulation as Export Promotion: Product Standards for Dirty Intermediate Goods" Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 3: No. 2, Article 7.

Costello, Christopher and Carol McAusland. 2003. "Protectionism, Trade, and Measures of Damage from Exotic Species Introductions" American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 85(4): 964-975.

McAusland, Carol. 2003. "Voting for Pollution Policy:  The Importance of Income Inequality and Openness to Trade" Journal of International Economics, 61(2): 425-451.

McAusland, Carol. 2002. "Cross-Hauling of Polluting Factors" Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 44(3): 448-470.

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