A.B. Economics, Ph.D Economics
Eric Werker earned his A.B. and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He is a professor at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, a former faculty member of Harvard Business School, and an affiliate or fellow of many academic and policy organizations including the Center for Global Development and the International Growth Centre. Co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and policy reports and more than 40 business case studies, supplements, technical notes, and teaching notes, he has served as peer reviewer for over 60 academic journals and publishers.
Eric believes in the power of economics to bring clarity and direction to complex issues. He aims to bring clear thinking—grounded in theory and informed by data—to help organizations make better decisions that can unlock value and contribute to positive social outcomes. As an economist, Eric has balanced an active research program with advising and consulting to entities across the world, seeking to bring cutting-edge academic insights to practical issues and utilizing his experience as a practitioner to inform scientific research. He has advised the President of Liberia on economic policy and served as a member of the Province of British Columbia’s Emerging Economy Task Force. Also an experienced educator, Eric has taught both business and policy students at Harvard and Simon Fraser universities, as well as executives, policymakers, and Indigenous leaders at Harvard, Oxford, and Simon Fraser universities.