Art Carden

Art Carden from Samford University visited the department last week to give a pair of talks including a seminar on “James M. Buchanan: Smithian Economist as Business Ethicist”. Art gave a great seminar and made for a super visit!! It was great catching up with you Art!

Sabbatical 2019

Just a quick note that I am on leave until January 2020. I hope to move a number of projects along over the coming months and so hopefully will see a few publications in the coming 6-9 months. I’ll be sure to update any news here.

Defence & Security Economics Workshop

Just back from a great time at the Defence and Security Economics Workshop in Ottawa. Really enjoyed my time on the panel discussing Eli Berman’s fantastic new book Small Wars, Big Data! I highly recommend the book to those interested in the study of terrorism, civil wars, and foreign interventions. As always, big thanks to Karl Skogstad (Lakehead), Ugurhan Berkok (RMC), and Dane Rowlands (Carleton) for putting on a super workshop.

ACEA 2018

Just returned from a great trip to the Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick. I presented my paper “The Tax-Spending Nexus: Canadian Provincial Evidence” with Wayne Simpson (Manitoba). Thanks to Herb Emery (UNB) for putting together the session, and to all the conference organizers for putting together a great weekend!! It was also great to catch up with Talan Iscan (Dal) and Murshed Chowdhury (UNB)!

New Paper Forthcoming

My paper “Racial Differentials in the Wealth Effects of the Financial Crisis and Great Recession” is now forthcoming in the Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy. This is joint with Dan Giedeman and Leslie Muller. This was my first time working with Leslie and it was a great experience, thank you to her and Dan for their work on this. Also big thanks to seminar participants at Lakehead University and the referees for their help in significantly improving this work.