Dr. Nargess Kayhani, Chair / Associate Professor
BS (University of Tehran)
MA, PhD (University of Oregon)
Nargess Kayhani joined the Mount in 1982. Her diverse areas of research include social responsibility, health economics, and the food industry. She is particularly interested in identifying incidences of unhealthy food productions and their impact on the physical health as well as cost of healthcare in Canada.
Dr. Kayhani studies the effects of public policies in areas such as the environment, gender equality, and the living conditions of Aboriginal Communities in Canada. She is also interested in how budgetary issues affect the health and education of women in Canada, and has been invited to give talks on women’s issues to various associations.
Dr. James Sawler, Associate Professor
Bcomm (Magna Cum Laude) MA
PhD(economics), Dalhousie University
James Sawler joined the faculty at Mount Saint Vincent in July 2006. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor at Concordia University and Acadia University.
Dr. Sawler’s research interests include decision-making involving strategic alliances, international competition and merger policy, and the teaching of economics. His recent publications include articles in Managerial and Decision Economics, Canadian Competition Record, and the Journal of Economic Education. He is an associate with the European Union Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie University and is serving as a director of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association.