Brian VanBlarcom

Brian VanBlarcom

 Associate Professor

Office Location:
BAC 342
Phone:
(902) 585-1137
E-mail:
brian.vanblarcom@acadiau.ca
 
Undergraduate:
Acadia University, 1983
Master’s:
Acadia University, 1985
PhD:
Clemson University, 2001

Research Interests:

  • Tourism
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Financial Markets

Current CV

 

Courses:

  • Econ 1013Microeconomic Principals
  • Econ 1023 Macroeconomic Principles
  • Econ 3133 Financial Markets
  • Econ 3143 Financial Institutions
  • Econ 3733 Economics of Sport & Recreation
  • Econ 3743 Economics of Tourism
  • Econ 1013 Micro Principles (Distance Education)
  • Econ 1023 Macro Principals (Distance Education)
  • Econ 3733/3743 Economics of Sport/Recreation(Distance Education)
  • Econ 3743 Economics of Tourism (Distance Education)

 


Current Research:

  • "Heterogeneity in the Economic Impacts of a UNESCO World Heritage Designation: Evidence from Nova Scotia," (with Dr. Burc Kayahan)

  • An Economic Impact Assessment of the Wine Industry in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.

  • Assessing the Economic Impact of Cruise Tourism in Atlantic Canada.

Recent Publications:

  • "The Tourism Multiplier" The Sage International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism, Sage Publications(June23, 2017).
  • VanBlarcom, B. & Janmaat, J. (2013) “Comparing the Costs and Health Benefits of a Proposed Rail Trail.” Special issue of the Journal of Policy Research on Tourism, Leisure and Events: Advancing Healthy Communities through Tourism, Leisure and Events, 5(2), pg 2-20.

  • “Assessing the Potential Economic Impact of Tidal Power Development in Nova Scotia.” Part of the Acadia University’s Tidal Institute Toolkit for tidal power development. http://tidalenergy.acadiau.ca/community-business-toolkit-.html

  •  “Cost Benefit Analysis of a World Heritage Designation in Nova Scotia,” (2012) with Dr. Cevat Kayahan, Review of Economic Analysis, 4(2)

  • Assessing the economic impact of a UNESCO World Heritage designation, with Dr. Burc Kayahan,  Journal of Heritage Tourism, Vol.6, Iss.2, 2011.

  • Cost Benefit Analysis of World Heritage Site designation in Nova Scotia: Lunenburg and Grand Pré, with Dr. Burc Kayahan,  Conference Proceedings: World heritage and Tourism: Managing the Global and the Local. Quebec City, June 2010.
  • Assessing the Incremental Economic Impact of An Indoor Soccer Facility on a Local Economy,  in International Sport: A Research Synthesis,Christos Anagnostopoulos editor. Published by the Athens Institute for Education and Research, May 2010.
  • The Impact of All Terrain Vehicle Access on Demand for a Proposed Trail, with John Janmaat. In Managing Leisure, Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2009.

Thesis Supervised:

  • ECON 4996 Honours Thesis - James Kyte, "UNESCO World Heritage Site Visitation in Nova Scotia: Determinants of Tourist Expenditures and Economic Impacts." (Completed April, 2016)
  • ECON 4996 Honours Thesis – Connor Thompson, "An Economic Impact Analysis of the Wine Industry in Kings County, Nova Scotia"(Completed April, 2015).
  • ECON 4996 Honours Thesis - Hannah Main, A Benefit/Cost Analysis of Constructing Bicycle Lanes in Truro, Nova Scotia (Completed April, 2013).
  •  ECON 4996 Honours Thesis - Co- Supervisor (with Dr. Kayahan), Ethan Purdy, An Economic Impact Assessment of a UNESCO Designation in Eastern Canada (Completed April, 2013).
  • ECON 4996 Honours Thesis - Co- Supervisor (with Dr. Paul Hobson): Qian Wang, A Comparison of the Tax Systems in Canada and China.  (Completed October, 2012).
  • ECON 4996 Honours Thesis - Co- Supervisor (with Dr. Paul Hobson): Yutong Zhang, Is a Carbon Added Tax Preferable to A Carbon Tax for Canada? (Completed October, 2012).
  • ECON 4996 Honours Thesis – Andrew Williams – Honours Thesis Economics - An Examination of the Canadian Mortgage Broker Industry (completed March 2010).
  • ECON 4996 Honours Thesis – Adam MacLeod, Assessing the Economic Impact of a UNESCO World Heritage Designation for Grand Pre (Completed April 2009).
  • ECON 4996 Honours Thesis - Al Lebo, Wage Discrimination in the National Hockey League (Completed April, 2006).
  • BUSI 4996 Honours Thesis – Paul Frazier, Hedge Fund Regulation (Completed April 2006).
  • BUSI 4996 Honours Thesis – Doug Shipliow, Determinants of Success in the National Hockey League Salary Arbitration.(Completed April 2006).
  • ECON 4996 Honours Thesis - Michael Ball, Economic Impact of Blomidon Provincial Park (Completed April 2004).
  • ECON 4996, Honours Thesis - Kate Wagner, Estimating the Value of Paper Preservation at Acadia (Completed April 2003).

Affiliations:

  • Travel and Tourism Research Association
  • International Society of Culture, Tourism & Hospitality Research
  • Atlantic Canada Economics Association

Awards:

  • Acadia University Student Union Leadership in Teaching Award (2011/2012).
  • Acadia University Alumni Award for Community Engagement,  2010
  • Acadia University Student Union Teaching Recognition Award (2006/2007).
  • Acadia University Student Union Teaching Recognition Award (2003/2004).

Hobbies:

  • Golf
  • Reading
  • Travelling