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Dr. Trevor Tombe



Graduate Program Director

Faculty of Arts , Department of Economics

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-8068


Office: SS426


Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy Economics, University of Toronto, 2011

Masters of Arts Economics, University of Toronto, 2006

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Finance and Economics, Simon Fraser University, 2005


Trevor Tombe (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and a Research Fellow at The School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the University of Calgary in 2012, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. He received his PhD and MA from the University of Toronto and a BBA from Simon Fraser University. His research focuses on the intersection of international trade and macroeconomics, with a particular focus on the factors influencing productivity within and between countries. He has published in a variety of leading academic economics journals, has written various policy papers through The School of Public Policy, as well as an occasional contributor to Maclean's and the Financial Post.


Areas of Research

International Trade, Fiscal Federalism, Macroeconomics

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
ECON 201 LEC 05 05 Principles of Microeconomics Fall 2021
ECON 621 LEC 01 01 International Trade Fall 2021
PPOL 615 Public Finance Winter 2022
MGST 611 Managerial Economics Winter 2022


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  • U Make a Difference Award, University of Calgary. 2021
  • Faculty of Arts Engagement Award, University of Calgary. 2020
  • Vanderkamp Prize, Canadian Economics Association. 2019
  • Compelling Calgarians, Calgary Herald. 2019
  • Volunteer of the Year, Calgary Chamber of Commerce. 2018
  • Peak Scholar, The University of Calgary. 2017
  • Harry Johnson Prize for Best Paper in the Canadian Journal of Economics (2016), Canadian Economics Association. 2016
  • GREAT Supervisor Award, The University of Calgary. 2015
  • Excellence in Teaching, The University of Calgary. 2014
  • Department of Economics 2010 Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Toronto. 2010