Position: Associate Professor
Education Background: Ph.D., Mineral Economics. 2002, Colorado School of Mines (USA)
Energy and Development issues, Mineral Policy, Research Methods
Dr. Peter Howie
Associate Professor of Economics
Graduate School of Public Policy
Room 4.020 Nazarbayev University
53 Kabanbay batyr Avenue
Astana, Kazakhstan 010000
Telephone: +7 7172 705790
Ph.D., Mineral Economics. 2002, Colorado School of Mines (USA)
Peter Howie has joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as an Associate Professor of Economics in 2012. Prior to accepting his present position, Dr. Howie taught for seven years at Mount Royal University, which is located in Calgary, Canada. In addition, Peter taught for two years at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research and one year at the University of Montana. He has also taught in the Master’s of Mineral Economics program at the Western Australian School of Mines at Curtin University of Technology and worked in the private sector as a project geologist. Peter holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of British Columbia, an M.B.A. from McGill University, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines. Peter’s research interests include energy and development issues in both developed and transition economies. The latter research uses Kazakhstan as a case study. Peter has published several articles including “An Application of a Stated Preference Method to Value Urban Amenities,” “Regional Development in Kazakhstan,” “Electricity Demand in Kazakhstan,” and “Mineral industry demand: The theory in practice.” Dr. Howie received a grant from the Economics Education and Research Consortium, based in Moscow, for his research on “Electricity Demand in Kazakhstan” and has presented his research findings at international conferences in Russia, the Ukraine, USA, and Canada. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Dr. Howie is teaching in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University. He is teaching Natural Resource Economics, Public Finance, and Quantitative Methods.
Recent Academic Publications
- “Resource Booms and Inequality: Kazakhstan as a Case Study,” Resources Policy, 39, pp. 71-79, 2014,.
- “Mineral industry demand: The theory in practice.” a chapter in Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s Mineral Economics: National and Global Perspectives, Ed. Maxwell, P., 2013.
- “An Application of a Stated Preference Method to Value Urban Amenities,” Urban Studies, 47(2), 235-256, 2010.
- “Electricity demand in Kazakhstan,” Energy Policy, 35 (7), 3729-3743, 2007.
- “Mother’s time spent in care of her children and market work: A simultaneous model with attitudes as instruments,” Applied Economic Letters, 13 (8), 503–506, 2006.
- “Mineral industry demand: The theory in practice.” a chapter in Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s Australian Mineral Economics, Ed. Maxwell, P. Monograph 24, 37-48, 2006.
- “Energy demand in Kazakhstan,” Economics Education and Research Consortium, 2005.