Dr. Rondeau has over 20 years of experience as a government economist, consultant, and academic. He joined the Department of Economics at University of Victoria in 1999 where he is currently professor.
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A micro-economist and experimentalist, Dr. Rondeau specializes in the study of environmental and resource management issues and in the application of experimental methods to a broad array of issues, including mechanism design for environmental valuation, the private provision of public goods, and the auctioning and trading of quotas and of timber rights.
Dr. Rondeau is recognized internationally in the field of environmental and resource economics. He is associate editor for economics of Animal Conservation, a journal of the Royal Zoological Society of London. He was previously associate editor of Environmental and Resource Economics, the official journal of the European Association of Environmental Economists, for a term of 5 years.
Dr. Rondeau is an associate Fellow of CIRANO and a research associate of CREATE, a research institute in the economics of the environment, agriculture, transportation and energy at Laval University in Quebec City. He has served since 2002 as a member of the scientific advisory committee of Diversitas Core Project 2 on ecosystem services. He is a regular guest lecturer at the Mediterranean Agricultural Institute of Zaragoza (Spain).
Major sponsors of Dr. Rondeau's research include: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; the OECD; the National Agronomic Research Institute (France); Quebec's Ministry of Natural Resources and Ministry of the Environment; the Quebec Federation of Egg Producers; and the Federal-Provincial Parks council. He has advised from British Columbia to Tunisia on issues related to land use planning, timber auctions, and biodiversity.
His research has been published in internationally recognized economic journals, including: the Journal of Public Economics; American Economic Journals: Microeconomics; Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Economics Letters; Canadian Journal of Economics; American Journal of Agricultural Economics; Experimental Economics; Agricultural and Resource Economics Review; and Resource and Energy Economics and in the top journals in the field of environmental and resource economics: the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management; Environmental and Resource Economics; Resource and Energy Economics; and Land Economics.
Dr. Rondeau obtained his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University in 1999. He also holds degrees from the Universities of Guelph and Sherbrooke.