University of Calgary

Jennifer Winter

  • Associate Professor

About Me

Dr. Jennifer Winter (PhD, Calgary) is an Associate Professor of Economics and Scientific Director of the Energy and Environmental Policy research division at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. Her research evaluates climate policies, and examines the effects of government regulation and policy on energy development and the associated consequences and trade-offs.

Her research interests include emissions pricing, environmental and energy policy, innovation and energy transitions, and Canadian economic history.

Dr. Winter is actively engaged in increasing public understanding of energy and environmental policy issues; recognition of her efforts include a 2014 Young Women in Energy Award, being named one of Alberta Oil Magazine’s Top 35 Under 35 in 2016, and being named one of Avenue Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2017, and being named one of Canada’s 2019 Clean50 and Clean16 by Delta Management. She has advised multiple governments in Canada in several capacities. Dr. Winter also serves on the Future Leaders Board of Directors of the World Petroleum Council Canada, the Board of Directors for the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources, the City of Calgary’s Climate Panel, is a member of the Mitigation Expert Panel at the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, and is a member of Global Affairs Canada’s Environmental Assessment Advisory Group. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Jennifer worked at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, researching Canadian labour markets. 

Curriculum Vitae

Research and Scholarly Activities

Dr. Jennifer Winter's research is focused on the effects of government regulation and policy on the development of natural resources and energy, and the consequences and trade-offs of energy development.

Jennifer has published academic and policy papers, including five on carbon pricing, three examining Canadian energy literacy, two on the safe transportation of crude oil, four on the market diversification prospects for Canadian hydrocarbons, and one on the idea of “green jobs.” Other projects she is currently working on are an assessment of policies to support emissions intensive and trade exposed industries in the presence of carbon pricing, social impacts of hydraulic fracturing, and comparing provincial emission-reduction policies.

Current Research Interests

  • Carbon taxes
  • Emissions policy
  • Market access opportunities for Canadian hydrocarbons
  • Energy regulation


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Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


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