About

The Economics Society of Northern Alberta is a non-profit and non-partisan organization that is supported solely by membership fees, event fees and individual donations.

The objectives of the Economics Society of Northern Alberta are:

  • To promote better understanding and informed public discussion of important economic issues by organizing events that feature prominent presenters; and
  • To support academic achievement in economics through provision of scholarships.

The Economics Society of Northern Alberta has a history that spans more than 40 years in the province of Alberta. In the early 1970s, a group of individuals with experience, training or an interest in economics, began to organize meetings in Edmonton to hear speakers and exchange ideas. Because an Economics Society of Alberta already existed in Calgary, the Edmonton group affiliated itself with that group as the Economics Society of Alberta, Edmonton Section. In the early 1980s, the Economics Society of Northern Alberta was registered as a separate society.

Executive

Rick Szostak

President

Professor and Chair
Department of Economics
University of Alberta

Raja Bajwa

Vice President

Senior Business Consultant

City of Edmonton

Mark Parsons

Past President

Assistant Deputy Minister

Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

Government of Alberta

Robert L. Ascah

Program Chairman

Fellow Institute for Public Economics

Hande Roy

Secretary

Senior Policy Advisor

City of Edmonton

Blake Lemay

Treasurer

Derivatives Analyst

AIMCo

Directors

Ryan Thompson

Director

Catherine Rothrock

Director

Chief Economist and Executive Director

Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

Miguel Martinez

Director

CBRE

Jeffrey Peters

Director

Manager, Research and Analytics

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Yasmin Rahemtulla

Rick Hersack

Matthew Schoenhardt

Principal

MS Consulting

Honorary Directors

Heather Watson

Coordinator

Alberta Green Economy Network

David Filiplic

Policy Analyst

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Camille Jasper-Fabiyi

Senior Business Operations Manager

EPCOR

Paul Precht

Energy Economist

Paul Precht Energy Economics Ltd.

Mel McMillan

Professor Emeritus

Department of Economics

University of Alberta