Staff Directory

Kate Harback, BA, MA, PhD

Female

Associate Director of Economics

Phone: +1 780 448 4881 (281)

Dr. Harback is the Associate Director of Economics at the Institute of Health Economics (IHE). As an economist, she has over 15 years of experience working on and leading work in applied microeconomics. In addition to health economics, her work has focused on the fields of transportation, computable general equilibrium, and environmental economics. Her work at IHE includes managing economic research for Alberta Health, leading IHE’s portfolio of economic evaluation work on mental health interventions, as well as overseeing diverse projects for regional governments, non-profits, and universities.

Leveraging previous experience in aviation and transportation economics, she is leading the efforts focused on transportation within the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) funded One Society Network. From 2018 to 2021 she served as the Chair of the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board (TRB) Aviation Economics and Forecasting Committee, and remains a member.

Dr. Harback received her PhD in Economics from the University of Delaware, where she was awarded the Ryden Prize, the University’s sole dissertation prize in the Social Sciences.