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Researchers awarded prestigious federal grants

  Posted on: September 9, 2016

Four TRU researchers were awarded $215,000 through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant program, bringing the total to nine faculty supported by the SSHRC Insight program.

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Immigration and its impact on Unemployment. Evidence from Canada

  Posted on: November 25, 2015

Dr. Latif, Associate Professor of Economics at Thompson Rivers University, used provincial level panel data from the Statistics Canada, to examine the impact of permanent international immigration on the unemployment rate in Canada. The results suggest that, in the short run, immigration has a significant positive impact on unemployment rate and that the unidirectional short-run…

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The demand for electricity consumption

  Posted on: November 25, 2015

Dr. Latif, Associate Professor of Economics, research uses panel data from the Statistics Canada (1983–2010) to examine the determinants of electricity consumption in Canada. His statistical estimations suggest that per capita real Gross Domestic Production (GDP) has a significant positive while electricity price has a negative, but insignificant impact on per capita electricity consumption. The results suggest that there…

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Does winning a lottery make you happier forever?

  Posted on: November 25, 2015

Dr. Latif, Associate Professor of Economics at Thompson Rivers University, used longitudinal data from the Canadian National Population Health Survey (1994-2009), to examined the short run and long run effects of a one-time increase in income on individual happiness. After control for the unobserved individual specific heterogeneity and using three different specifications he found that…

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Does increased income inequality affect health status of people?

  Posted on: November 25, 2015

Dr. Latif, Associate Professor of Economics at Thompson Rivers University, used longitudinal data from the Canadian National Population Survey (1994–2006), to examine the impact of income inequality on current health outcomes. His statistical result suggests that once unobserved individual specific heterogeneity is controlled for, income inequality as measured by Gini Coefficient has no significant impact…

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