Natural Resource Policy, specifically energy, environment and sustainability

Peter N. Nemetz, editor, Emerging Issues in Forest Policy, U.B.C. Press, 1992, 573 pages.

Peter N. Nemetz, Michael C. Howard, Philip Dearden, Peter Boothroyd and Brahm Wiesman (editors), Development Versus the Environment: The Challenge for Southeast Asia, special issue of the Journal of Business Administration, Volumes 22/23, 1994/1995, published in 1996, 368 pages.

Susan Toller and Peter N. Nemetz, “Assessing the Impact of Hydro Development: A Case Study of the Columbia River Basin in B.C.,” B.C. Studies, Number 114, Summer 1997, pp. 5-30.

Weijiong Zhang, Ilan Vertinsky, Terry Ursacki and Peter Nemetz, “Can China be a Clean Tiger? Growth Strategies and Environmental Realities,” Pacific Affairs, Volume 72, Number 1, Spring 1999, pp. 23-38.

Raul Pacheko and Peter N. Nemetz, “Business-Not-As-Usual: Alternative Policy Instruments for Environmental Management,” Proceedings of the 5th Annual IRE Workshop, Addressing the Knowledge Gap in Water and Energy: Linking Local to Global Communities, Institute for Resources and Environment, UBC, February 19, 2001, pp. 54-60.

Peter N. Nemetz (ed.) “Bringing Business On Board: Sustainable Development and the B-School Curriculum,”
JBA Press, co-sponsored by the National Round Table for the Environment and the Economy, 2002, 740 pages. [Distributed by UBC Press].

Peter N. Nemetz, “Basic Concepts of Sustainable Development for Business Students,” Journal of International Business Education, 2003, Volume 1, Number 1.

Peter N. Nemetz (ed.) “Sustainable Resource Management: Reality or Illusion?” Edward Elgar Ltd., April 2007 445 pages.

Peter N. Nemetz, Business and the Sustainability Challenge: An Integrated Perspective, Routledge, 2013, 550 pages.

Peter Nemetz, “Reconstructing the Sustainability Narrative: Separating Myth from Reality,” Chapter 2 in Sustainability: Key Issues, Helen Kopnina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet (eds.) Routledge, 2015.

International Business

Peter N. Nemetz, “Primary Commodities and Strategies for Development in ASEAN,” ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Vol. 6, No. 3, March 1990, pp. 237-267.

Peter N. Nemetz, editor, The Pacific Rim: Investment, Development and Trade, U.B.C. Press, 2nd revised edition, 1990, 361 pages.

Economics of Natural Disasters

Peter N. Nemetz and Rescan Environmental Services, Earthquake: Economic Impact Study. A Study of the Economic Impact of a Severe Earthquake in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Munich Reinsurance of Canada, 1992, 99 pages.

Peter N. Nemetz and Kelvin Dushnisky, “Estimating Potential Capital Losses From Large Earthquakes,”
Urban Studies, February 1994, pp. 99-121.

Peter N. Nemetz, “Preliminary Economic Analysis of Inundation Consequences Following a Breach of Cheakamus Dam,” Prepared for BC Hydro, March 2001.

Peter N. Nemetz, “Economic Analysis of Dam Breach and Subsequent Flooding – Procedures Manual and Data Sourcebook,” Prepared for BC Hydro, February 2002

Epidemiology, Medical Economics and Policy

Peter N. Nemetz, Jurgen Ludwig M.D., Leonard T. Kurland M.D., “Assessing the Autopsy,” American Journal of Pathology, Vol. 128, No. 2, August 1987, pp. 362-379.

Peter N. Nemetz, David Ballard M.D., Mary Beard MPh, Jurgen Ludwig M.D., Eric Tangalos M.D., Emre Kokmen M.D., Karel Weigel R.R.A., Paul Belau M.D., William Bourne M.D., Leonard T. Kurland M.D., “An Anatomy of the Autopsy, Olmsted County, 1935-85,” Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 64, September 1989, pp. 1055-1064.

Peter N. Nemetz, Mary Beard MPh, David Ballard M.D., Jurgen Ludwig M.D., Eric Tangalos M.D., Emre Kokmen M.D., Karel Weigel R.R.A., Paul Belau M.D., William Bourne M.D., Leonard T. Kurland M.D., “Resurrecting the Autopsy: Benefits and Recommendations,” Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 64, September 1989, pp. 1065-1076.

Peter N. Nemetz, “Passive Smoking Results: New Risk for Active Smokers,” [Letter to the Editor], American Journal of Public Health, October 1990, Vol. 80, No. 10, p. 1274.

Peter N. Nemetz, Eric G. Tangalos M.D. and Leonard T. Kurland M.D., “The Autopsy and Epidemiology –
Olmsted County, Minnesota and Malmo, Sweden,” Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica, September 1990, pp. 765-785.

C.G. Chute, D.J. Ballard and P.N. Nemetz, “Contributions of Autopsy to Population-Based Cancer Epidemiology: Targeted Intervention to Improve Ascertainment,” in Autopsy in Epidemiology and Medical Research, edited by E. Riboli and M. Delendi, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, 1991, pp. 209-216.

Cynthia L. Leibson, Peter N. Nemetz, James M. Naessens and David J. Ballard, “Population-based Trends in Elderly Hospital Use During the Last Six Months of Life: 1970-1987,” in 1991 Proceedings of the Public Health Conference on Records and Statistics, Washington, D.C., July 13-15, 15 pages.

Leonard T. Kurland M.D., Kurupath Radakrishnan M.D., Carmel Armon M.D., Glenn E. Smith Ph.D., and Peter N. Nemetz, “Mechanical Trauma as a Risk Factor in Classic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Lack of Epidemiologic Evidence,” Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 113(1992) 133-143.

Peter N. Nemetz, Cynthia Leibson, James Naessens, Mary Beard, Eric Tangalos, Leonard T. Kurland,
“Determinants of the Autopsy Decision: A Statistical Analysis,” American Journal of Clinical Pathology,
Volume 108, Number 2, August 1997, pp. 175-183.

Peter N. Nemetz, Cynthia Leibson, Joseph Parisi, Leonard T. Kurland, “Population-based studies of neurological diseases and autopsy rates, Olmsted County, Minnesota,” Abstract, Brain Pathology, fall 1997.

Peter N. Nemetz, Cynthia Leibson, James Naessens, Fred Annegers, Mary Beard, Emre Kokmen and Leonard T. Kurland, “Traumatic Brain Injury and Time to Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease — A Population-Based Study,” American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 149, Number 1, January 1999, pp. 32-40.

Elizabeth C. Burton and Peter N. Nemetz, “Medical Error and Outcome Measures: Where Have All the Autopsies Gone?” Medscape General Medicine, (peer reviewed electronic medical journal), April 28, 2000.

Elizabeth C. Burton and Peter N. Nemetz, “Letter: Institutional and Economic Influences on Autopsy Performance – In Reply,” Medscape General Medicine, (peer reviewed electronic medical journal), July 7, 2000.

Paul Targonski, Veronique L. Roger, Steven J. Jacobsen, Susan A. Weston, Cynthia L. Leibson, Eric Pfeifer, Peter N. Nemetz, “Referral to autopsy: effect of antemortem cardiovascular disease, Annals of Epidemiology, 11 (2001) pp. 264-270.

Burton, EC, Nemetz PN, Fisher WP, Newman III WP. “Institutional characteristics associated with hospital autopsy performance: A survey of Louisiana hospitals.” [Abstract] Am J Clin Pathol, 2001;116:590.

Peter N. Nemetz, PhD; Eric Tangalos, MD; Laura P. Sands, PhD; William P. Fisher, Jr., PhD; William P. Newman, III, MD; Elizabeth C. Burton, MD, “Attitudes Toward the Autopsy — An 8-State Survey,” Medscape General Medicine. 2006;8(3) 2006. [on-line, peer reviewed medical journal].

Peter N. Nemetz, Veronique L. Roger, Jeanine Ransom, Kent Bailey, William D. Edwards and Cynthia L. Leibson, Recent Trends in the Prevalence of Coronary Disease: A Population-Based Study of Non-Natural
Deaths, Archives of Internal Medicine, 2008; 168(3):264-270.

Peter N. Nemetz, “Closing the Loop: Facilitating the Use of Autopsy Information in Medical Decision Making and Managed Care,” BioMedical Informatics Insights 2008 1 1-8.

Leibson, Cynthia, Peter N. Nemetz, Veronique L. Roger, Kent R. Bailey, Jane A. Emerson, Carin Y. Smith, “Using Unbiased Autopsy Data to Study Temporal Trends in Coronary Artery Disease: A 3-Decade Population Based Study,” Abstract and Poster for Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions, March 13-16, 2012, San Diego.

Lee, Yoon-Seon, Anthony Evans, Donghee Kim, Cynthia L. Leibson, Peter N. Nemetz, Jason T. Lewis, William Edwards, W. Ray Kim, “Prevalence of Fatty Liver Disease: A Community-Based Autopsy Study,” Abstract, Gastroenterology, Vol. 142, Issue 5, Supplement 1, May 2012, S-1021.

Carin Smith, Kent Bailey, Véronique Roger, Peter Nemetz, Jane Emerson, PJ Palumbo, Cynthia Leibson, “Temporal Trends in Subclinical Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) among Non-elderly Adults: A Population-based Study,” Poster, American Diabetes Association conference, June 2013.

Smith CY, Bailey KR, Emerson JA, Nemetz PN, Roger VL, Palumbo PJ, Edwards WD, Leibson CL. Contributions of Increasing Obesity/Diabetes to Slowing of Decline in Subclinical CAD. Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA), April 2015.

Peter N. Nemetz, Carin Y. Smith, Kent R. Bailey, Jane A. Emerson, Veronique L. Roger, William D. Edwards, Cynthia L. Leibson, “Successes and Challenges in the Battle Against Coronary Artery Disease: A Tale of Two Population Subgroups,” American Journal of Medicine, November 2015 (on-line version), April 2016 print version.


Peter N. Nemetz (ed.) “The Vancouver Institute: An Experiment in Public Education,” special issue of the Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis, Volumes 24-26, 1996-98, November 1998, 724 pages.

Philippe Tortell, Margot Young and Peter Nemetz (eds.) Reflections of Canada. Illuminating our Opportunities and Challenges at 150+ years, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, June 2017, 320 pages.


Nominated for Commerce Undergraduate Society Teaching Excellence award: 1975-76; 1976-77; 1977-78 (Honourable Mention); 1978-79; 1980-81; 1989-99, 1999-2000 (Honourable Mention)

Recipient, 2006-2007 Commerce Undergraduate Society Teaching Excellence Award.

Nominated for Commerce Graduate Society Teaching Excellence Award: 1986/87

Co-recipient, 2001 Alan Blizzard national award for “Team Teaching and Team Learning in UBC’s MBA Core

Recipient: UBC Alumni Association, Outstanding Faculty Community Service Award, November 2012.

Biographical References:

Marquis Who’s Who in America; Marquis Who’s Who in The World; Marquis Who’s Who in the West;
Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering; Who’s Who in Canadian Business; Canadian Who’s Who


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