Just returned from a great trip to the Canadian Economics Association Meetings in Montreal. I presented my paper “The Tax-Spending Nexus: Canadian Provincial Evidence” with Wayne Simpson (Manitoba) at a great session chaired by Bev Dahlby (Calgary). Big thanks to Marcelin Joanis (Polytechnique Montreal) for amazing comments as the discussant on the paper!!
With the semester over I figured I’d post the course outline for my recently completed Honours/Grad course in New Institutional Economics. I will definitely update it over the coming months to try and incorporate new papers and topics, so if any of you work/teach in this area and have suggestions please get in touch! Thanks!
Just recently returned from presenting my work “Racial Differentials in the Wealth Effects of the Financial Crisis and Great Recession” (coauthored with Dan Giedeman and Leslie Muller of GVSU) at the economics department of Lakehead University. Had a great day there and really appreciate my fantastic host Karl Skogstad, all the members of the economics department, and all those that attended the seminar for their helpful feedback and warm hospitality.
“Steam Engines of Credit The Role of Banks in Switzerland’s Economic Development, 1850-1913” is now forthcoming at Essays in Economic and Business History! Thanks to my coauthor Dan Giedeman (Grand Valley State) for all his work and for including me as a late addition to the project!
Big thanks to Karl Skogstad and Ugurhan Berkok for another great Defense and Security Economics Workshop. Very fortunate to discuss Elena Esposito’s interesting work on Malaria and civil violence. Lots of interesting talks and great seeing everyone. And of course always a pleasure to see Bryan Paterson. Looking forward to next year!
My favourite economist, Janice Compton, has a new website! Please check it out for all things family and labour economics at janicecompton.wordpress.com