Lindsay Tedds

Dr. Lindsay Tedds, Ph.D.

Pronouns: She/Her/They

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Background

Educational Background

B.A. , Carleton University,

B.A. , University of Victoria,

Doctor of Philosophy , McMaster University,

M.A. , University of Victoria,

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Biography

r. Lindsay M. Tedds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary. Lindsay holds a BA in Political Science from Carleton University, a BSc and MA in Economics from the University of Victoria, and PhD in Economics from McMaster University. Before becoming an academic she held several posts with the Government of Canada in Ottawa as well as in municipal government in the areas of legal analysis, public economics, and policy implementation. 

As an academic, her primary research fields are in tax policy, public economics, and public policy design and implementation. Her transdisciplinary approach to research harnesses the strengths of economics, law, public administration, and intersectionality in the study of public policy problems. Her work spans a number of topics included municipal public finance and urban policy, inequality, basic income and income support programs, gender-based analysis and intersectional public policy, tax non-compliance and the underground economy, and gender and the labour market. 

Lindsay’s objective is to make both an academic contribution and to have an impact on Canadian policymaking and policy implementation. As a result, it is important that her research be accessible to broader audiences including academics outside the traditional narrow boundaries of economics, decisions makers, practitioners, and the general public and for it stimulate broader conversations about public policy beyond the academic community. She does this by publishing in a wide range of outlets, including academic peer-reviewed journals across several disciplines, through a variety of knowledge-mobilization efforts, and by forming strategic partnerships that lead to technical reports for decision makers and the general public. I am a regular non-partisan public commentator, writing for print media, appearing on a variety of T.V., radio, and podcasts, and providing expert testimony.

She has served on several expert panels, is the co-author and editor of a number of books, and has published a number of book chapters, technical reports, interactive guides, and papers in peer reviewed journals. Her latest co-authored book, Basic Income and a Just Society, ranked 6th on The Hill Times’ 100 Best Books in 2023 and her co-authored report for the Royal Society of Canada Impacts of Covid-19 on Women in Canada was given an honorable mention for the 2023 Purvis Prize. She recently sat on the Deputy Prime Minister’s Task Force for Women and the Economy and the Royal Society of Canada’s Working Group on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Women in Canada and is currently sitting on the City of Calgary’s Housing and Affordability Task Force. 

Research

Areas of Research

Canadian Public Policy, tax policy, public economics, policy design and implementation, municipal public finance, inequality, basic income, income support programs, gender-based analysis, intersetional public policy, tax non-compliance

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
Econ 203 Principles of Macroeconomics Winter 2024
Econ 653 Public Revenue Analays Winter 2024

Projects

Scoping Calgary’s Short Term Rental Economy: Building the Evidence Base to Shape Innovative Regulatory Frameworks in the Digital City

ProperTEA (Tax Equity Assessment)

Awards

  • Faculty of Arts Award for Public Engagement, University of Calgary . 2021
  • Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal, Government of Alberta. 2022
  • Honourable Mention, Purvis Prize, Canadian Economics Association. 2023

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My objective is to make both an academic contribution and to have an impact on Canadian policy-making and policy-implementation. As a result, it is important that my research be accessible to broader audiences including academics outside the traditional narrow boundaries of economics, decisions makers, practitioners, and the general public and for it stimulate broader conversations about public policy beyond the academic community. I do this by publishing in a wide range of outlets, including academic peer-reviewed journals across a several disciplines, through a variety of knowledge-mobilization efforts, and by forming strategic partnerships that lead to technical reports for decision makers and the general public. I am a regular non-partisan public commentator, writing for print media, appearing on a variety of T.V., radio, and podcasts, and providing expert testimony.