Congratulations to my amazing coauthor and friend Kuhelika De on her new job at Butler University! Wishing you nothing but continued success!!
Winter 2023 Seminars
After a busy recruiting season our Economics and Econometrics group had a somewhat shortened window for our traditional visiting speaker seminar series. Janice Compton and I would like to thank all our speakers once again for taking the time to present in our seminar series.
Bettina Brüggemann (McMaster University)
Lucienne Talba (University of Toronto)
Safoura Moeeni (University of Regina)
Defence and Security Economics Workshop Call For Papers
The 18th Defence and Security Economics Workshop is being held in Ottawa at Carleton University October 26th and 27th, 2023. We are now accepting submissions. For more information on the workshop please check out the workshop website or feel free to reach out via email.
Fall Seminars 2022
With the Fall semester winding up, Janice Compton and I would like to thank all our speakers once again for taking the time to present in our department seminar, and to wish them happy holidays !
Marwa AlFakhri Rand Corporation
Ian Clara Statistics Canada
Jie Zhou University of Winnipeg
Felix Pretis University of Victoria
Yiwen Yang University of Winnipeg
Edgar Villa University of Manitoba
Defence & Security Economics Workshop
Had a great time taking in the Defence and Security Economics Workshop. Very much enjoyed discussing the work of Anessa Kimball (Laval) on burden sharing. As always big thanks to Karl Skogstad (Lakehead), Binyam Solomon (NPSIA), and Ugurhan Berkok (RMC) for organizing the event. Hope to see everyone in Ottawa in 2023.
Congratulations to Phil Dybvig!!
Very happy to see Phil Dybvig (Washington University) win the Economics Nobel today, along with Ben Bernanke (Brookings Institute) and Douglas Diamond (University of Chicago). Always great to see Washington U thrive!
Big congratulations to Janice Compton and Marwa AlFakhri (Rand) on the recent acceptance of their paper Couple Life Expectancy in Canada at Canadian Public Policy!
What a great way to start the new year! Happy to see my paper “Oil Shocks and the U.S. Economy in a Data-rich Model” with Kuhelika De and Dan Giedeman has been accepted at Economic Modelling. Big thanks to Kuhelika for leading the way on this paper!!
Defence and Security Economics Workshop
A great few days taking in the Defence and Security Economics Workshop. Very much enjoyed discussing the work of Victor Munro (NPSIA) on extremist insider threats. As always big thanks to Karl Skogstad (Lakehead) and Ugurhan Berkok (RMC) for organizing the event. Hope to see everyone in Ottawa in 2022.
Economics of Race, Gender, and Sports
Johnny Ducking and I are co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy which will look at current and historical issues that intersect economics with race or gender, and sports. The intention is that this call for papers will seek scholarly work on a range of topics that relate to gender or race in professional as well as amateur sports, which include both the traditional North American big-4 sports of football, baseball, basketball, and hockey as well as international sports. The call is open to, but not limited to, studies which explore access and equality of opportunities and outcomes in sports, how sports teams and associations have tried to increase the diversity of their sport and fan base, and the socioeconomic ramifications of those actions. More information can be found in the call for papers.
Defence & Peace Economics
My paper “Country Survey: Canadian Military Expenditure and Defence Policy” is now forthcoming at Defence and Peace Economics. This paper is coauthored with Karl Skogstad. Big thanks to Karl for all his work on this project, it’s great to have our first publication together!
Southern Economic Journal
My paper “Macroeconomic Shocks and Racial Labour Market Differences” is now forthcoming at the Southern Economic Journal. This is coauthored with Kuhelika De (GVSU), Dan Giedeman (GVSU), and Gary Hoover (Tulane). This was my first time working with Kuhelika, big thanks to her for being a great coauthor and for all her work on this paper!!