Research

Professors in the Department of Economics are actively engaged in research and consulted as experts on a wide variety of topics. A number of faculty members conduct and supervise research on the determinants of income, health and well-being of people in Canada and internationally; and macroeconomic policy both nationally and internationally.

Recent working papers published by faculty members include:

  • The Shattered “Iron Rice Bowl”— Intergenerational Effects of Economic Insecurity During Chinese State-Owned Enterprise Reform*
  • Industrialization Led Growth in Tanzania: Running with Two Legs in the 21st Century?
  • Full Employment in Canada in the early 21st Century
  • Unemployment Volatility and Networks by Steven Kivinen
  • Polarization in Strategic Networks by Steven Kivinen
  • Consensus in Social Networks:  Revisited by Steven Kivinen and Norovsambuu Tumennasan
  • Perceived Discrimination, Belonging and the Life Satisfaction of Canadian Adolescents with Disabilities by Nyla Branscombe, Angela Daley, Shelley Phipps
  • Social Values for Equality and Preferences for State Intervention: Is the USA "Exceptional" by Lars Osberg and Insa Bechert
  • Market Power and the Aggregate Saving Rate by Andrea Giusto and Talan Iscan
  • On the Limitations of Some Current Usages of the Gini Index by Lars Osberg
  • Performance of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Firms: An International Perspective by Catherine Boulatoff and Carol Marie Boyer.