PhD Student and Instructor
Diane Simsovic holds a MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and is an SPPA PhD in Public Policy candidate.
She is passionate about meaningful government relationships with businesses and citizens grounded in collaboration.
Throughout her career, Diane has taken on several directorial roles in the Government of Alberta, has worked as a Director of Economic Development in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, and Director of Policy and Economic Development in the Falklands Islands Government.
She teaches PADM 5444 cost-benefit analysis which introduces students to this form of analysis in the Canadian evaluation context.
The course covers topics including cost-benefit analysis in its application to public sector investments, pricing and other forms of valuation, the use of discount rates, marginal costs, and shadow pricing, as well as issues surrounding risk and uncertainty.