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Brandon Schaufele

Associate Professor, Business, Economics and Public Policy

Energy Consortium Fellowship

Contact Information


  • Agricultural Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Corporate Political Activity
  • Competition Policy

Research Publications

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Brandon Schaufele is an Associate Professor in Business, Economics and Public Policy at the Ivey Business School. Prior to coming to Ivey in 2014, Brandon was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Ottawa as well as the Research Director of Sustainable Prosperity. Brandon's research focuses on the links between firms, governments and civil society. Topical emphasis is on corporate political activity, agricultural economics, environmental economics and competition policy. Recent research has concentrated on how consumers and firms respond to major Canadian greenhouse gas emission reduction initiatives and the role of executives in election campaigns. Among other places, he has published papers in the American Economics Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the Canadian Journal of Economics.


  • Global Macroeconomics for Managers (HBA II)
  • Microeconomics for Managers (HBA II)
  • Special Topics in Statistics (PhD)


  • PhD, MA, HnrsBSSc

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Rao, K.; Schaufele, B., (Forthcoming), "Interacting Corporate Political Activities with Evidence from the Tobacco Industry", Business and Politics.
  • Schaufele, B., 2021, "Lessons from a Utility-Sponsored Revenue Neutral Electricity Conservation Program", Energy Policy, March 150.
  • Rivers, N.; Saberian, S.; Schaufele, B., 2020, "Public transit and air pollution: Evidence from Canadian transit strikes", Canadian Journal of Economics, December 53(2): 496 - 525.
  • Heyes, A.; Rivers, N.; Schaufele, B., 2019, "Pollution and Politician Productivity: The Effect of PM on MPs", Land Economics, May 95(2): 157 - 173.
  • Fremeth, A.; Richter, B. K.; Schaufele, B., 2018, "Spillovers from Regulating Corporate Campaign Contributions", Journal of Regulatory Economics, December 54(3): 244 - 265.
  • Rivers, N.; Schaufele, B., 2017, "Gasoline Price and New Vehicle Fuel Efficiency: Evidence from Canada", Energy Economics, October 68: 454 - 465.
  • Rivers, N.; Schaufele, B., 2017, "New Vehicle Feebates", Canadian Journal of Economics, February 50(1): 201 - 232.
  • Schaufele, B., 2016, "Taxes, Volatility and Resources in Canadian Provinces", Canadian Public Policy, December 42(4): 469 - 481.
  • Fremeth, A.; Richter, B. K.; Schaufele, B., 2016, "Motivations for Corporate Political Activity", Advances in Strategic Management, May 34: 161 - 191.
  • Schaufele, B.; Rivers, N., 2015, "Salience of Carbon Taxes in the Gasoline Market", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, November 74(1): 23 - 36.
  • Rivers, N.; Schaufele, B., 2015, "The Effect of Carbon Taxes on Agricultural Trade", Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, May 63(2): 235 - 257.
  • Fremeth, A.; Richter, B. K.; Schaufele, B., 2013, "Campaign Contributions over CEOs' Careers", American Economic Journal-Applied Economics, July 5(3): 170 - 188.
  • Schaufele, B.; Sparling, D., 2011, "Regulation and the Financial Performance of Canadian Agribusinesses", Agricultural Finance Review, December 71(2): 201 - 217.
  • Schaufele, B.; Unterschultz, J. R.; Nilsson, T., 2010, "AgriStability with Catastrophic Price Risk for Cow-Calf Producers", Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, September 58(3): 361 - 380.
  • Schaufele, B.; McMillan, M. L.; Boxall, P. C.; Adamowicz, W. L.; Solano Rivera, C., 2010, "Measuring Social Preferences in Groups versus as Individuals: Inequality Aversion using the Leaky-bucket Method.", Journal of Applied Economics and Policy, April 29(1): 1 - 14.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Work in Progress

  • Fremeth, A. and B. Schaufele. 2018. Adding Stakeholders to Protect Profits: The Strategic Use of Impact and Benefit Agreements in Contested Mining Projects.
  • Schaufele, B. 2018. Elasticities, Tax Rates and Industry Opposition to Unilateral Carbon Pricing: Evidence from Agriculture.
  • Schaufele, B. 2018. Surcharges versus Rebates: Evaluating a Municipal Electricity Conservation Program.
  • Schaufele, B. 2018. Carbon Taxes and Cattle: Evidence from Canadian Feedlots.
  • Rivers, N., S. Saberian and B. Schaufele. 2017. Public Transit and Air Pollution: Evidence from Canadian Transit Strikes.
  • Fremeth, A., B.R. Richter and B. Schaufele. 2016. Spillovers from regulating corporate campaign contributions.


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Ottawa, 2011-2014
  • Research Director, Sustainable Prosperity, 2011-2014
  • Senior Analyst, Litigation Support, MNP LLP, 2005-2006