I received an MA and PhD in economics, and hold a graduate certificate in New Institutional Social Sciences, from Washington University.
My research interests include growth, inequality, institutions, financial markets, and defence economics. I am on the editorial boards of Defence and Peace Economics, as well as the newly established Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy, and have published in a range of journals across disciplines, including the American Economic Review (P&P), Banking and Finance Law Review, Canadian Business Law Journal, Columbia Journal of Tax Law, Economics and Politics, Essays in Economic & Business History, European Journal of Political Economy, and Public Finance Review. I also blog about hockey and economics on Hockey Night in Headingley with Janice Compton.
I am a Professor of Economics and Econometrics group at the University of Manitoba and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. I am Past-President of the Canadian Development Economics Study Group, and have been a visitor at the Central Bank of Brazil, University of Western Ontario , and the National Economics University in Hanoi, Vietnam.