I received a PhD in economics from Washington University, and am a Professor of Economics and Econometrics at the University of Manitoba. I am also 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. Prior to academia I held positions in the Accelerated Economist Program , as well as the Department of Finance , of the Canadian government.
My research interests include macroeconomics, development, and defense economics. I serve on the executive of the Canadian Development Economics Study Group as well as the editorial boards of Defence and Peace Economics and the Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy. I have published in a range of economics journals, including the American Economic Review (P&P), Defence and Peace Economics, Economics and Politics, European Journal of Political Economy, and Public Finance Review, as well as law journals such as the Banking and Finance Law Review, Canadian Business Law Journal, and the Columbia Journal of Tax Law.