Our Researchers

in the Department of Economics

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Eugene Beaulieu (PhD Columbia)

Professor

Research fields:

  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics, Finance and Taxation
  • International Trade

Research interests: 

International Trade Policy, International Investment Policy, Public Policy, Political Economy

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John Boyce (PhD UC Davis)

Professor

Research fields:

  • Microeconomics
  • Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics
  • Political Economy

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Yu (Sonja) Chen (PhD Waterloo)

Assistant Professor 

Research fields:

  • Macroeconomics

Research interests:

Labour Market, Search and Matching Theory, Frictional Markets, Small and Mid-size Enterprise (SME)

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Jeffrey Robert Church (PhD UC Berkeley)

Professor

Research fields:

  • Industrial Organization and Regulation

Research interests: 

Competition Policy and Antitrust Law, Electricity, Pipelines and Telecommunications, Platforms and Network Externalities

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Daniel Gordon (PhD UBC)

Professor

Research fields: 

  • Econometrics
  • Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics

Research interests: 

Applied Econometrics, Price Modelling, Resource Economics

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Aamir Hashmi (PhD Toronto)

Instructor 

Research fields:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Growth, Innovation, and Productivity

Research interests:

Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, Universal Basic Income

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Aidan Hollis (PhD Toronto)

Professor

Research fields: 

  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Organization and Regulation

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Alexander Jakobsen (PhD Princeton)

Assistant Professor 

Research fields:

  • Microeconomics
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Research areas:

Microeconomic Theory, Decision Theory, Behavioral Economics

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Ronald D. Kneebone (PhD McMaster)

Professor

Research fields: 

  • Macroeconomic
  • Public Economics, Finance and Taxation

Research interests: 

Homelessness and Poverty, Government Finances

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Jean-William Laliberté (PhD Toronto)

Assistant Professor

Research fields:

  • Labour Economics
  • Public Economics, Finance and Taxation
  • Econometrics

Research interests: 

Economics of Education, Intergenerational Mobility, Inequality, Applied Econometrics

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Mingshan Lu (PhD Boston)

Professor

Research fields:

  • Health Economics

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Arvind Magesan (PhD Toronto)

Associate Professor

Research fields: 

  • Econometrics
  • Industrial Organization and Regulation
  • Political Economy 

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Eric Mbakop (PhD Northwestern)

Assistant Professor 

Research interests:

  • Econometrics
  • Industrial Organization and Regulation

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Kenneth James McKenzie (PhD Queen's)

Professor

Research fields:

  • Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics
  • Public Economics, Finance and Taxation

Research interests: 

Public Economics, Fiscal Policy, Business and Personal Tax

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Dimitri Migrow (PhD Warwick)

Assistant Professor

Research fields:

  • Microeconomics
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Industrial Organization and Regulation

Research interests:

Organizational Economics, Contracts, Political Economy

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Lucija Muehlenbachs (PhD Maryland)

Associate Professor

Research fields: 

  • Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics

Research interests:

Environmental Justice, Inspections and Enforcement, Environmental Liabilities, Oil and Gas Markets

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Robert Oxoby (PhD UC Davis)

Professor and Department Head

Research fields:

  • Microeconomics
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Cultural Economics

Research interests: 

Social Identity Theory, Political Economy and Institutions, Performance and Cognition

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Apostolos Serletis (PhD McMaster)

Professor

Research fields:

  • Macroeconomics

Research areas:

Monetary Theory, Financial Econometrics, Consumer Demand Modeling, Nonlinear and Complex Dynamics

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Mehdi Shadmehr (PhD UIUC)

Associate Professor

Research fields:

  • Microeconomics
  • Political Economy

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Blake Shaffer (PhD Calgary)

Assistant Professor

Research fields:

  • Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics
  • Public Economics, Finance and Taxation

Research interests:

Electricity Markets, Climate Policy, Energy Transitions

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Stefan Staubli (PhD St. Gallen)

Associate Professor

Research fields:

  • Labour Economics
  • Public Economics, Finance and Taxation

Research interests: 

Pension Programs and Retirement, Unemployment and Disability Insurance, Parental Leave and Family Policies, Inequality and Redistribution

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Atsuko Tanaka (PhD UWM)

Assistant Professor 

Research fields:

  • Econometrics
  • Labour Economics

Research interests:

Skill Investment and Labour Productivity, Dynamic Policy Evaluation, Female Labor Supply, Statistical Discrimination

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Trevor Tombe (PhD Toronto)

Associate Professor

Research fields:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Growth, Innovation, and Productivity
  • Public Economics, Finance and Taxation; International Trade

Research interests:

International and Interprovincial Trade, Misallocation and Productivity, Fiscal Federalism, Canadian Public Finance

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Kunio Tsuyuhara (PhD Toronto)

Associate Professor

Research fields:

  • Macroeconomics

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M. Scott Taylor (PhD Queen's)

Professor

Research fields:

  • Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics
  • International Trade

Research interests: 

Economic Growth and Sustainability, Trade and the Environment, Globalization and Resource Use

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Lindsay Tedds (PhD McMaster)

Associate Professor

Research fields:

  • Economic Growth, Innovation, and Productivity
  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics, Finance and Taxation

Research interests:

Inclusive Growth, Municipal Public Finance, Tax Policy, Poverty Reduction

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Lucia Vojtassak (PhD Calgary)

Instructor

Research fields:

  • Microeconomics
  • Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics

Research interests: 

Applied Microeconomics, Economics Education and Teaching of Economics

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W. David Walls (PhD UC Irvine)

Professor

Research fields:

  • Cultural Economics
  • Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics
  • Transportation Economics

Research interests:

Entertainment Industry Economics, Energy and Transportation Economics, Gambling Industry, Counterfeiting and Piracy

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Alexander Whalley (PhD Maryland)

Associate Professor 

Research fields:

  • Economic Growth, Innovation, and Productivity
  • Labour Economics

Research interests:

Spatial Models of Innovation and Regional Development, Local Public Good Provision, Labor Market Impacts of New Technology

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Jennifer Winter (PhD Calgary)

Associate Professor 

Research fields:

  • Economic Growth, Innovation, and Productivity
  • Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics
  • Public Economics, Finance and Taxation

Research interests:

Emissions Pricing, Environmental and Energy Policy, Innovation and Energy Transitions, Canadian Economic History

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Lasheng Yuan

Associate Professor

Research fields: 

  • Macroeconomics
  • Environmental, Energy, and Resource Economics
  • Industrial Organization and Regulation

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