Dan Clavelle, M.A.
Senior economic consultant
- Fatal dependency losses / lost years' assessments
- Loss of insurability
- Wrongful dismissal
- Loss of income/cost of care/tax gross-up
- Rebuttal reports / critiques
- Dependency of children in single parent cases
- Pension loss analyses
|Master of Economics||University of Calgary, 1998|
|Bachelor of Arts (Economics)||University of Calgary, 1991|
Dan's talent and expertise as an economist stems from experience gained with a wide spectrum of
companies and industries--the kind of experience that has given him a definite 'real-world'
working edge for his consulting responsibilities with BEC Inc.
A long-standing Albertan, Dan received his Masters of Economics from the University of Calgary,
a degree he completed part-time while working. Dan recalls that his thesis on natural resource
allocation, specifically protected marine reserves as a solution to over-fishing, provided him
with fundamental "research, communication, and writing skills" for future work.
That 'future' work experience has included four years as a collections enforcement officer with
Canada Customs and Revenue (CCRA) dealing with a variety of industries, and three years in both
accounting and customer service positions with Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd., in Calgary. Dan also
worked in credit and collections with Associates Commercial Corp of Canada Ltd., and as a research
analyst with the Alberta Association of Designers and Architectural Technologies. He has also
appeared in court to provide testimony in civil cases.
At CCRA, Dan administrated and enforced the collection of complex corporate, GST, payroll and
individual tax accounts through application of the Income and Excise Tax Acts, and prepared
collection strategies and large dollar account reports for approval. Career experience at Shaw
Pipe Protection Ltd. included pricing, receipt, scheduling and delivery of orders and related
projects, plus preparation of bids and monitoring of business and environmental aspects of
existing, new and proposed oil and gas transmission and production lines to keep abreast of
For many of BEC's case files, Dan draws upon his insights from working with a wide variety of
professional groups and industries, his solid knowledge of Canadian labor market trends, and his
proficiency at researching and writing reports for company and Department of Justice lawyers .
Major responsibilities at BEC focus on reports covering fatal accident cases, personal injury and
lost years' claims, and the development of industry profiles. Dan has particular expertise with
respect to fatality and self-employed files, and was an integral part of a case involving 9
fatalities in the Northwest Territories. Dan is BEC's client liason in the absence of Cara Brown,
and also has responsibilities pertaining to the update of CPI data for the non-pecuniary calculator
and inquiries relating to the Diary of Household Activities
and Education/Employment Diaries
Dan's enthusiasm for economics is evident when he says,
"economics is actually a very broad
discipline, and all industries are related to it." Depending upon each case, he says reports can
be straightforward or quite complicated, he says, "but never boring". "The requirements for this
kind of economics consulting is the kind of challenge I welcome."
"At BEC, we tailor reports to the individual we are assessing, a professional approach that sets
us apart in this field, and we especially keep up-to-date with applicable research and industries
when doing these reports."
Clavelle, D. (1998), 'An Evaluation of the Protected Marine Reserve (PMR) as a
Solution to Over-Fishing in the World's Oceans
'. M.Ec. Thesis
Dan has contributed to the firm's research and development in assisting with Ms. Brown's
Canada Law Book text, and to the article C.L. Brown, Economists and Actuaries in Civil Litigation:
What does each discipline offer? Advocates' Quarterly