Clive Chapple


I am an Instructor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I teach a wide variety of courses including cost-benefit, environmental economics, and microeconomics at both the introductory and intermediate levels.

I am originally from England, where I obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemical Engineering. After coming to Canada I obtained a M.A.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) and a Ph.D. (Business Administration) from UBC.

My hobbies include skiing, squash, and playing the occasional video game.

Winter 2014

ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics Sections

Elements of theory and of Canadian policy and institutions concerning the economics of markets and market behaviour, prices and costs, exchange and trade, competition and monopoly, distribution of income.

Winter 2014

ECON102 Principles of Macroeconomics Sections

Elements of theory and of Canadian policy and institutions concerning the economics of growth and business cycles, national income accounting, interest and exchange rates, money and banking, the balance of trade.

Winter 2014

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 301, or ECON 304.

Winter 2014

ECON370 Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Economics of Project Evaluation Sections

Techniques and problems in benefit-cost analysis of public projects. Examination of alternative approaches to public decision-making such as cost-effectiveness analysis and multiple-objective frameworks. Case studies of projects in the areas of natural resources, the environment, human resources, public services, and transportation.

Winter 2014

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.