She spent much of her career in economics departments at Queen's University and SFU. Her PhD is in economics with a specialization in Resource and Environmental Economics from the University of British Columbia. She has published in academic journals, edited books, has written two widely used textbooks (The Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Economics (3rd ed. Forthcoming), and produced numerous reports for the Canadian federal and provincial governments on a wide range of environmental and natural resource issues, including studies in the energy field, natural capital and ecological fiscal reform, policies for GHG mitigation, and federal business tax policy. She is an advisor for the Environment and Economy Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) and Latin America and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) where she helps supervise research undertaken by Asian and Latin American researchers on environmental and natural resource economics. Nancy is on the Board of Directors for TransLink and Powertech.