Harvey King

Associate Professor
PhD (University of Western Ontario); MA (University of Western Ontario); BA (University of Alberta)

E-mail: Harvey.King@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 999-0290

Current classes
Winter 2023 - ECON 100 (Introduction to Economic Issues)

Research interests

  • Educational Production Functions
  • Economic Contributions of Continuing Education

Until recently, in addition to being an Associate Professor of Economics, I was the Director of the University of Regina’s Centre for Continuing EducationIn the fall of 2020, I returned to the department and taught two fully online courses, Economics 100 (Introduction to Economic Issues) and Economics 202 (Introductory Macroeconomics).  I have also supervised honours and graduate economics students, most recently with students who have focused on labour economics topics. I am currently on Admin Leave, working on retooling my teaching and my research program.

Although most of my time as Director of the Centre for Continued Education was captured by administrative work, I also did some research work on educational production functions and student success in first year courses.  I was part of a High School-University Transitions Committee that is a partnership with the University of Regina and 3 local school boards.  We have surveyed students and did some statistical work to see what activities by students and instructors in first year courses can help create success for those students.  I have put together a document (Summary Report on the First Year Transitions Surveys 2013-2015) summarizing some of the methods by which instructors can help students succeed, and by which students can help themselves succeed.

I have also worked as an author of various teaching supplements, including Study Guide: Economics, 8th Canadian edition, (with Avi J. Cohen). Toronto: Addison-Wesley Publishers, June 2012. (To accompany Economics. (8th edition), by M. Parkin and R. Bade, Addison-Wesley Publishers 2012.).  This text has also been rebundled as Microeconomics: flexText, and Macroeconomics: flexText, (with Avi J. Cohen), Toronto: Pearson Canada, 2017

Community Action Research:
“Surveys (November/13, November/14, November/15, November/17) and Statistical Analysis of Student Transitions from High School to First-Year University,” (working with Rick Kleer, with support from Len Brhelle, Kate McGovern, Miranda Pearson. Reports: Feb 2016, May 2015, Jan 2015, September 2017, May 2018.
“Survey (November/15) and Statistical Analysis of Returning “Stopout” Students at the University of Regina,” (working with Rick Kleer, Miranda Pearson, John Kincaid, Len Bhrelle). Report: March 2016

Conference Presentation:

"Money Isn't Everything: How Internal Incentives and Partnerships can Integrate Online Learning into the University" presented to the World Conference on Online Learning in Toronto, October 2017

Economics Supplemental Textbooks:
Microeconomics: flexText, (with Avi J. Cohen). Toronto: Pearson Canada, 2017.
Macroeconomics: flexText, (with Avi J. Cohen). Toronto: Pearson Canada, 2017.