Regulations are a critical tool for addressing significant environmental problems, such as air pollution and climate change. But they can also affect the economy by influencing the decisions businesses make, such as about where to locate and produce. As a result, it’s important to understand the potential outcomes of these regulations.
As Canada Research Chair in Economics of Sustainability and Globalization, Dr. Jevan Cherniwchan aims to uncover new insights into how environmental regulations shape economies by studying how they affect the manufacturing sector. He and his research team are working to increase our understanding of how these policies have led manufacturing activity to be reallocated across industries and regions. They are also studying the consequences this reallocation is likely to have on economic well-being, not only in affected jurisdictions, but for society as a whole.