Alan Chan, PhD

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Alan Chan, PhD Professor of Economics and Business Administration
Part Time Lecturer of Organizational Management

Ph: 506-858-8970 Ext. 125
Email: Alan.Chan@crandallu.ca

Dr. Alan Chan is a Professor of Economics and Business Administration at Crandall University. He received a B.Sci (Hons) and M.A. (Economics) from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Chan joined the Faculty of Business Administration in 2005.

Alan’s research is focused on economics modelling and the economics analysis of religion. He has published in prestigious journals, including the Journal of Macroeconomics and the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion.

Alan is currently working on projects related to the Canadian Summer Job Program and Religious behaviours.

Notable among his credentials are receiving the Canada Scholarship, and multiple SSHRC contracts for RDC access, publishing in disciple-leading journals, and serving on the Atlantic Canada Economics Association. He has also taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), the University de Moncton, and Mount Alison University.


BSc (Hons), University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto
PhD, Western University

Other Professional Appointments

  • Editorial Board, The International Journal of Public Sociology and Sociotherapy
  • Board of Directors, Atlantic Canada Economics Association
  • Adjunct Professor of Economics, Mount Allison University
  • Honorary Research Associate, University of New Brunswick
  • Research Affiliate, Business, Economic, and Public Policy Research Center, Shue Yan University, Hong Kong

Courses Taught

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Cost and Benefits Analysis
  • Money and Banking
  • Industrial Organizations
  • Economics of Sports
  • Advance Topics in Economics and Finance
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Research Methods
  • Organizational Finance

Honours & Scholarships

Research Contract, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 2020-2025

Stephen and Elle Steeves Research Grant, 2019-2020

Research Contract, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), 2013-2017

The Stephen & Ella Steeves Faculty Sabbatical Research Award, Crandall University, 2012

The Stephen & Ella Steeves Faculty Award for Excellence in Service, Crandall University, 2010

University of Toronto Golden Key Member

Select Publications & Presentations

Chan, Alan and MacDonald, Robert (forthcoming) “Religious and Non-religious Giving among Canadians revisited”, Journal of Economics, Management and Religion

Chan, Alan (2021). “Household Income, Household Size and Charitable Giving”, Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 17, Article 5

Woo KY, Lee SK and Chan Alan (2020) “Food Price Convergences in Canada: A non parametric and nonlinear cointegration analysis”, Economics Bulletin

Chan, Alan and Murrell David (2019) “Rethinking Student Job Subsidies: The case for regional equity in the Canada Summer Jobs Program”, Policy Paper, August, Atlantic Institution of Market studies.

Chan, Alan and Lee SK (2018) “Canadian giving culture: at the crossroad of religious and non-religious organizations”, Atlantic Canada Economics Review, 1

Chan, Alan and Lee, SK (2016) “Determinants of Religious and Secular Donations in Canada,” Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 12, 1-15.

He, Si, Belacel, Nabil, Chan, Alan, Hamam, Habib, and Bouslimani, Yassine (2016) “A Hybrid Artificial Fish Swarm Simulated Annealing Optimization Algorithm for Automatic Identification of Clusters,” International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 15, 5, 949.

Chan, Alan, Fawcett, Bruce and Lee, S. K. (2015) “Church donation and attendance: An empirical study of Canadian Baptists,” International Journal of Social Economics, 42, 12, 1-20

Chan, Alan, Lee, S. K. and Woo, K. Y. (2014) “Nonlinear adjustments to intra-national PPP deviations”, Journal of Macroeconomics, 40, 360-371

Chan, Alan and Lee, S. K. (2014) “Individual Religious Involvements in America across time” International Journal of Social Economics, 41, 2, 109-122

Chan, Alan and Lee, S. K. (2013) “Education plans, Personal challenges and Academic difficulties: an empirical study on self disclosure among post-90 teens in Hong Kong” International Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Spring, 1-17.

Chan, Alan, Lee, S. K. and Yeung W. M. (2010) “Holistic Struggles, Judgmental Behaviors in work place: An empirical study of Hong Kong Christians”, Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, 13, 46-70.

Chan, Alan and Lee, S. K. (2009) “Christ and Business Culture: Another classification of Christians in workplaces according to an empirical study in Hong Kong”, Journal of Markets and Morality, 12, 1, Spring.

Chan, Alan (2009) “Microeconomic Applications to the Bible: an extension to Stamm’s arguments in 2001”, Christian Business Academic Review, IV, 1 Spring, pp.34-40.

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