Pacific Analytics Inc. - Quantitative and Financial Analysis, Econometrics, Computer Modelling and Input-Output Analysis


Jim Johnson is Managing Principal of Pacific Analytics Inc. and is a specialist in quantitative and financial analysis, computer modelling, econometrics, and input-output analysis.  In his earlier career, Jim was Manager of Econometric Analysis and Economic Accounts with the BC Ministry of Finance.  Responsibilities included the construction of the B.C. Econometric Model, the development of the Provincial Economic Accounts, and undertaking economic impact assessments using the BC Input-Output Model.  Since starting Pacific Analytics in 1990, Jim has developed and/or overseen the development of a number of software products, as well as constructing econometric, input-output and end-use models.


Pacific Analytics Client List


·         Alternatives North

·         Babine River Foundation

·         BC Hydro and Power Authority

·         BC Public School Employers Association

·         BC Transportation Financing Authority

·         Capital Regional District

·         Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

·         Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC

·         Department of Economic and Regional Development, Canada

·         Government of the Northwest Territories

·         Guide Outfitters Association of BC

·         Human Resources Development Canada

·         Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

·         MiningWatch Canada

·         Ministry of Advanced Education, BC

·         Ministry of the Attorney General, BC

·         Ministry of Community Development, Cooperatives & Volunteers, BC

·         Ministry of Education, BC

·         Ministry of Employment & Investment, BC

·         Ministry of Finance, BC

·         Ministry of Skills, Training and Labour, BC

·         Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture, BC

·         Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management

·         Ministry of Transportation, BC

·         North Coast Backcountry Caucus

·         North Okanogan Regional District

·         Parks Canada

·         Rainforest Solutions Project

·         Tourism BC

·         Workers’ Compensation Board of BC

·         Yukon Department of Tourism

International Clients

·         Education Queensland, Australia

·         Jamaica Tourist Board

·         Planning Institute of Jamaica

·         Organization of American States

·         Res & Co., London, England

·         Enterprise Oil (UK) Brazil Affiliate

·         Enterprise Oil (UK) Ireland Affiliate

·         Emerging Markets Economics (UK)

·         Scott Wilson (UK)

 Post Secondary Education

C. F. A.        1988, Chartered Financial Analyst

                   Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, Charlottesville, Virginia

M. A.           1980-81, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia

                   Specialization: Natural Resource Economics

Extended Essay: Forestry Development in Developing Countries: The Case of Indonesia

B. A.            (Honours) 1977-80, Department of Economics, University of British Columbia

Undergraduate Thesis: Growth and Structural Change in the Vizcayan Iron Ore Industry, 1840-1900


1992:International Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Award for: Best Tourism Research, 1992

1981:Vasa Order of America Grand Scholarship

1980: Programme in Natural Resource Economics Graduate Scholarship, Department of Natural Resources, Government of Canada

1980:"Best Graduating Essay" Book Prize, Department of Economics, U.B.C.

Published research and Academic Pursuits

·         Johnson, J., "Tourism Satellite Accounts: Some Preliminary Empirical Results", Tourism Research: Meeting the Needs of Industry, ed. Peter E. Murphy, published by the International Travel and Tourism Research Association (Canada Chapter), 1991

·         Johnson, J., "Income and Standards Of Living: Washington State and British Columbia", Growth and Co-operation in the Washington State and British Columbia Economies, ed. David Merrifield, Western Washington University Press, 1988

·         Scott, A. and Johnson, J., "Property Rights in Natural Resources", Progress in Natural Resource Economics, ed. Anthony Scott, Oxford University Press, 1985