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Women empowerment and utilization of antenatal care in Bangladesh

  Posted on: November 10, 2015

Dr. Hossain and Dr. Hoque conducted a study to examine the role of women empowerment in the utilization of antenatal care in Bangladesh. Using a 2011 database and applying advanced statistical techniques they found that the level of education, freedom of choice/movement, power in the household decision making process and involvement in economic activities are…

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Rent Bank Research Lends Hope to the Homeless

  Posted on: September 8, 2014

What happens to a family in danger of eviction when they can’t pay the rent? Dr. Ehsan Latif’s new project researches the performance of the Kamloops Rent Bank in its goal to prevent homelessness.

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Dr. Wood joins Economics at TRU

  Posted on: May 27, 2014

Dr. Joel Wood graduated from the University of Guelph with a Ph.D. in 2011. His areas of interest are Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Cost-Benefit analysis, Development Economics and Environmental Policy. Dr. Wood worked at the Fraser Institute as a Senior Research Economist at the Centre for Environmental studies from 2010-2013. Dr. Wood was promoted…

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TRU recognizes Professor Tsigaris’ Environmental Initiatives

  Posted on: April 23, 2014

TRU bestowed Professor Tsigaris with the 2013-2014 Environmental Achievement Award. The award recognizes individuals within the Thompson Rivers community that have made or are currently making remarkable contributions to environmental sustainability. Peter Tsigaris has been instrumental in advancing the goal of environmental sustainability at Thompson Rivers University. Peter has written high impact publications for Science Daily and National Geographic, the…

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TRU recognizes Professor Ehsan Latif’s research accomblishments

  Posted on: April 23, 2014

Thompson Rivers University bestowed Dr. Ehsan Latif, Associate Professor of Economics the 2013-2014 Excellent in Scholarship Award. The Award for Excellence in Scholarship recognizes excellence in research, scholarly activity or the production of creative works over a sustained period of time that represents a significant contribution to the field of inquiry. Award winners will have…

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Professor Eaton talks about the co-evolution of beliefs and the formation of networks under cognitive dissonance

  Posted on: April 8, 2014

Dr. Curtis Eaton University Professor and Professor of Economics University of Calgary  “The Coevolution of Beliefs and Networks” Cognitive dissonance is a deeply rooted human psychological trait. We experience dissonance when our beliefs are not the same as those of our associates.  What do we do when this happens? We either change our beliefs and/or…

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“Who pays for Climate Change?” Find out from Professor Jason Shogren

  Posted on: April 1, 2014

Stroock Professor of Natural Resource Conservation & Management University of Wyoming  Speech for the TRU Environmental Seminar Series Who Pays for Climate Change? Thursday, April 3, 2014 4:00 – 4:50 pm Science Building, S203 Experiments in Environmental Economics Informal discussion of his research with SoBE faculty (open to the public) Friday, April 4, 2014 2:30…

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Professor Curtis Eaton is coming to TRU on April 9th, 2014

  Posted on: March 14, 2014

It is with great pleasure to announce that Professor Curtis Eaton is coming to visit the Department of Economics at Thompson Rivers University on April 9th 2014 to give a seminar on The Coevolution of Beliefs and Networks (co-authors Jasmina Arifovic and Graeme Walker). Professor Curtis Eaton is a prolific and a well-known Economist around the…

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Professor Jason Shogren will be visiting TRU from April 2-4, 2014

  Posted on: March 14, 2014

It is with great pleasure to announce that Professor Jason Shogren from the University of Wyoming will be visiting the Department of Economics at Thompson Rivers University on April 2-4, 2014.  Professor Jason F. Shogren will be giving a talk at the Environmental Seminar Series. His research interest is in environmental, natural resource economics, public…

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TRU hosting the British Columbia Economics Articulation Meetings

  Posted on: March 14, 2014

Welcome to the Department of Economics at Thompson Rivers University.  We are excited to be hosting the B.C. Economics articulation meetings on April 28th and 29th, 2014. We believe we have a very exciting two day program with many presentations which will have a focus on Economics Education as well as the round table articulation…

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