Runner-up , Donner Prize 2018 (Best public policy book published by a Canadian author).
Semi-finalist, 2014 Coolidge Prize for Journalism (Coolidge Foundation).
January 2010 – May 2010: Senior Research Fellow, Center for for the History of Political Economy, Duke University, Durham, NC.
July 2009 – December 2009: Julian Simon Fellow, Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), Bozeman, MT.
UTM Dean’s Special Merit for Excellence, 2008, 2007.
2006 Smith-FEE Prize for best article recently published in Austrian economics, Society for the Development of Austrian Economics.
University of Toronto at Mississauga Faculty Excellence Award, 2005.
Emerald Management Reviews’ Independent Review Board – Author of top environmental management paper and top fifty management article of 2002 (for “Industrial Ecology and the Rediscovery of Inter-Firm Recycling Linkages,” Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 11, no. 5, 2002).
Winner of the 2003 Young Scholar Award from the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders, Atlas Foundation.
1999 William S. Broadbent Fellow, Political Economy Research Centre (Awarded to the author of the best essay written by a PERC fellow in 1999).
Winner in the 1997 Mitchell Prize Young Scholars Competition, “Policy Instruments for the Transition to Sustainable Development,” Houston Advanced Research Centre.
Winner in the 1997 Annual Essay Competition for Graduate Students of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics.
Sigma Xi, Member 1997 – 2002.
- Ranked #21 (The 100-mile Diet is Ruining the Planet) of 25 Ideas that are Changing the World, Toronto Life, December 2009
- #68 on list of 100 Canadians who distinguished themselves in 2008, or over a lifetime, in the defence of liberty (Western Standard)