Justin Beaudoin

 Associate Professor

Office Location:
BAC 346
(902) 585-1347
University of British Columbia, 2004
University of British Columbia, 2006
University of California, Davis, 2015

Research Interests:

  • Transportation Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Energy Economics

Current CV



  • Econ1013: Microeconomic Principles
  • Econ 2613: Empirical Analysis 
  • Econ 3433: Cost-Benefit Analysis



Beaudoin, Justin, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell (2018). “The Effects of Public Transit Supply on the Demand for Automobile Travel,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 88: 447-467.

Beaudoin, Justin, Y. Hossein Farzin, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell (2015).  “Public transit investment and sustainable transportation: A review of studies of transit's impact on traffic congestion and air quality,” Research in Transportation Economics, 52: 15-22.

Working Papers:

“Is Public Transit's ‘Green’ Reputation Deserved? Evaluating the Effects of Transit Supply on Air Quality”, with C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell

“Public Transit Investment and Traffic Congestion Policy”, with Y. Hossein Farzin and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell

“Teaching Modules for Incorporating Climate Literacy in Economics Courses using Computational Guided Inquiry”, with Lea Fortmann, Isha Rajbhandari, Aedin Wright, Steven Neshyba, and Penny Rowe (revise and resubmit, Journal of Economic Education)

“Environmental policies in the transportation sector: Taxes, subsidies, mandates, restrictions, and investment”, with Yuan Chen, David R. Heres, Khaled H. Kheiravar, Gabriel E. Lade, Fujin Yi, Wei Zhang, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell

Research in Progress:

The impact of bus rapid transit on property values and the willingness to pay for transit accessibility

The effect of the Asarco copper smelter on property values and the implied valuation of soil contamination

Estimating the heterogeneity of the cross-elasticity of auto demand with respect to transit capacity

Research Grants:

Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (2013-14)

University of California Transportation Center Dissertation Grant (2012)

Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada: Canada Graduate Scholarship (2005)


Canadian Economics Association (CEA)

Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics (CREE) Study Group

Urban Economics Association (UEA)