Energy and Materials Research Group
B.A. (Simon Fraser University),
M.R.M. (Resource Management, Simon Fraser University),
Ph.D. (Economics, Grenoble)
Mark has been professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, since 1986 – interrupted from 1992-97 while he served as Chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission. His PhD is from the Energy Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Grenoble. Internationally, Mark is known for his work since the 1990s on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, lead author on the 2011 Special Report on Renewables), the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (co-chair of the 2009 Task Force for Sustainable Use of Coal), and the Global Energy Assessment (convening lead author for sustainable energy policy). He is a research fellow at the CD Howe Institute and has over 90 academic publications. His 2005 book, Sustainable Fossil Fuels, won the Donner Prize for best policy book in Canada. He was named the British Columbia Academic of the Year in 2008, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009 and, in 2010, won the Stirling Prize for Controversy. In 2012 he was named to Canada’s Clean16.
Recent publications include:
- Sharp, J., Jaccard, M. and D. Keith, “Anticipating public attitudes to underground CO2 storage,” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 2009.
- Axsen, J., Mountain, D. and M. Jaccard, “Combining stated and revealed choice research to simulate preference dynamics: the case of hybrid-electric vehicles.” Resource and Energy Economics, 2009.
- Jaccard, M., “Peak oil and market feedbacks: Chicken Little versus Dr. Pangloss,” in T. Homer-Dixon (ed.) Carbon Shift, Random House, 2009.
- Bataille, C., J-J Tu and M. Jaccard, “Permit sellers, permit buyers: China and Canada’s roles in a global low-carbon society,” Climate Policy, 2008.
- Mau, P., Eyzaguirre, J., Jaccard, M., Collins-Dodd, C., and K. Tiedemann, “The neighbor effect: simulating dynamics in consumer preferences for new vehicle technologies.” Ecological Economics, 2008.
- Jaccard, M., Designing Canada’s Low-Carb Diet: Options for Effective Climate Policy, CD Howe Institute Benefactors’ Lecture, 2007
- Simpson, J., Jaccard, M. and N. Rivers, Hot Air: Meeting Canada’s Climate Change Challenge, McClelland and Stewart, 2007.
- Rivers N. and M. Jaccard, “Useful Models for Simulating Policies to Induce Technological Change,” Energy Policy, 2006
- “Burning Our Money to Warm the Planet: Canada’s Ineffective Climate Policies,” 2006. C.D. Howe Commentary.
- “Heterogeneous Capital Stocks and Optimal Timing for CO2 Abatement,” 2006. Resource and Energy Economics.
- “Choice of Environmental Policy in the Presence of Learning by Doing,” 2006. Energy Economics.
- Jaccard, M. Sustainable Fossil Fuels: The Unusual Suspect in the Quest for Clean and Enduring Energy, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
- “Simulating Policies to Induce Technological Change: The Usefulness of Energy-Economy Models Under Technological and Behavioural Uncertainty,” 2005. International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy.
- “Canada’s Efforts Towards Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction: A Case Study in the Limits of Voluntary Action and Subsidies,” 2005. International Journal of Global Energy Issues.
- “Policies that Mobilize Producers Toward Sustainability: The Renewable Portfolio Standard and the Vehicle Emission Standard,” In G. Toner, Building Canadian Capacity: Sustainable Production and the Knowledge Economy, 2005. UBC Press.
- “Energy-Environment Policy Modeling of Endogenous Technological Change with Personal Vehicles: Combining Top-Down and Bottom-Up Methods,” 2004. Ecological Economics.
- “If Sustainability is Expensive, What Roles for Business and Government? The Case of Greenhouse Gas Reduction in Canada,” 2004 Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis.
- “The Renewable Portfolio Standard,” 2004 Encyclopedia of Energy.
- “The Morning After: Optimal GHG Policies for Canada’s Kyoto Obligation and Beyond, 2004 (Jaccard, Rivers and Horne) CD Howe Institute, 31 p.
- “Modeling the Cost of Climate Policy: Distinguishing Between Alternative Cost Definitions and Long-Run Cost Dynamics, 2003 The Energy Journal.
- “Methodological Contrasts in Costing GHG Abatement Policies: Optimization and Simulation Modeling of Micro-Economic Effects in Canada,” 2003 Jaccard et al.), European Journal of Operations Research.
- The Cost of Climate Policy, 2002 (Jaccard, Nyboer and Sadownik), UBC Press, 240 p. Winner of the Best Policy Book in Canada award of the National Policy Research Initiative, and shortlisted for the Donner award for best policy book in Canada.
- “Making Markets Work Better”, 2002 (Jaccard and Mao), In Johansson and Goldemberg, Energy for Sustainable Development. United Nations Development Programme, 260 p. (invited book for the World Summit on Sustainable Development).
- “Sustainable Energy and Urban Form in China: the Relevance of Community Energy Management”, 2001 Energy Policy.