Economic Modeling, Socio-Economic Impact Assessment, and Financial and Statistical Analysis
B.A. Honours Economics, University of Alberta
M.Sc. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, University of Alberta
Associated with firm since: 2006
Western Centre for Economic Research
University of Alberta Lecturer
Mr. Shewchuk brings a strong quantitative background to his work with Nichols Applied Management. He has extensive experience in econometric modeling and real option analysis with a focus on the energy sector.
Since joining Nichols Applied Management, his work has focused on conducting socio-economic impact assessments in support of regulatory applications related to oil sands mines and in-situ projects, upgraders, power stations, pipelines, coal mines, and carbon capture and storage facilities throughout Alberta and Canada. He has also carried out assessments of sports facilities, artistic events, and federal government facilities.
Additionally, Pearce is active in the firm’s municipal practice and is routinely engaged by various municipalities to develop growth forecasts and undertake fiscal analysis that includes off-site levy reviews, utility rate studies, and the evaluation of proposed residential and industrial developments.
Mr. Shewchuk also provides litigation support to various insurance companies and law firms in western Canada, particularly in cases related to the calculation of diminished value in automobile cases.
As part of his work for regulatory and legal purposes, he has appeared as an expert witness in socio-economic impact assessments, economic growth and development, statistical analysis, and econometric analysis in front of the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Municipal Government Board (Alberta), and in the Provincial Courts of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
In addition to his work with Nichols Applied Management, Pearce is also a lecturer in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta where he regularly teaches senior undergraduate and graduate courses in economic impact assessment, cost-benefit analysis, applied micro-economics, and production economics.
Email: Pearce Shewchuk