Research Highlights

The Department of Economics and Finance is one of the most active economics research institutions in Canada, and is ranked in the top 4% worldwide by RePEc for research output.

Research Chairs and Fellowships

Three of our department members are holders of important research chairs or fellowships:

  • Rene Kirkegaard is a Canada Research Chair in Risk Management and Regulation and a University Research Leadership Chair
  • Thanasis Stengos is a University Research Chair in Econometrics
  • Yiguo Sun is a CBE Senior Research Fellow

External Research Grants

Many DEF faculty are holders of external research grants:

Tri-Council Grants (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR)

  • Mike Hoy
  • Alex Maynard
  • Ilias Tsiakas
  • Kris Inwood
  • Rene Kirkegaard
  • Yiguo Sun
    • $96,430 SSHRC Insight Grant; March 15, 2016 – March 31, 2021
    • Title: Functional-Coefficient Spatial Autoregressive Models
  • Thanasis Stengos
    • $76,875 SSHRC Insight Grant; March 15, 2016 – March 31, 2021
    • Title: Growth Convergence and Country Club Formation
  • Thanasis Stengos
    • $85,000 NSERC Discovery Grant
    • March 15, 2015 – March 31, 2020
    • Title: A Long Memory Markov Switching Model
  • Louise Grogan
    • $30,996 SSHRC Insight Development Grant; June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2020
    • Title: Indigenous Cultures, Extractive Colonialism
  • Kurt Annen
    • $19,305 SSHRC Insight Development Grant; June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2020
    • Title: Democratization and Economic Growth
  • Johanna Goertz
    • $31,500 SSHRC Standard Research Grant; Apr 1, 2011 – Mar 31, 2019
    • Title: Approval Voting in Diverse Voting Situations: Theory and Experiments

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Other Research Activities

DEF faculty are also actively engaged in important professional research activity, such as:

  • Professor Michael Hoy is Editor of Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Inequality, and the Journal of Risk and Insurance.
  • Professor Thanasis Stengos is Co-editor of the Review of Economic Analysis, Co-editor of Ekonomia, and a member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Applied Econometrics, Economics Letters, Empirical Economics and International Journal of Business and Economics.
  • Professor Ilias Tsiakas is an Associate Editor of Economic Inquiry and a Senior Fellow of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
  • Professor Nikola Gradojevic is an Assistant Editor of Panoeconomicus, and a Senior Fellow of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
  • Professor Ross McKitrick is a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the John Deutsch Institute.
  • Professor John Livernois is the founder of the Canadian Resources and Environmental Economics Study Group (CREE) and has hosted two of the annual CREE workshops at the University of Guelph
  • Professor Kris Inwood is Associate Editor of the Australian Economic History Review
  • Professor Louise Grogan is a Research Fellow of the Institute for Labor Economics (www.iza.org) in Bonn (IZA Bonn), and Senior Research Fellow at University of Central Asia. 
  • Professor Brian Ferguson is an Editorial Board Member of Substance Use and Misuse
  • Professor C. Bram Cadsby is an Associate Editor, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics and a member of the Editorial Board of New Zealand Economic Papers
  • Professor J. Atsu Amegashie is an Associate Editor of Defence and Peace Economics and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics and European Journal of Political Economy