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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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Obesity and Happiness: Does gender matter?

  Posted on: January 25, 2014

Dr. Ehsan Latif continues to explore important health issues. This time his focus is on obesity and happiness and asks an important question. Does gender matter? In order to explore this he used longitudinal Canadian data from the National Population Health Survey (NPHS), covering a period of 1994-2006. His study finds that obesity significantly reduces happiness…

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Does an Economic Downturn affect Mental Health in Canada?

  Posted on: January 25, 2014

Associate Professor Ehsan Latif  new research examines the impact of an economic downturn on mental health in Canada. His research uses longitudinal Canadian data from the National Population Health Survey (1994-2006) in order to examine the impact of the provincial unemployment rate on mental health as measured by the short form depression scale. To control…

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Want to find out who should supervise commercial banks for the banking sector stability?

  Posted on: September 27, 2013

Professor Khan and Dewan empirically examine by whom the commercial banks should be supervised for the stability of a banking sector. With a cross-sectional dataset from 78 countries and using a logit estimation model, they find that the probability of the instability of a country’s banking sector reduces if the commercial banks are supervised exclusively…

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Professor Dewan proposes a working definition of sustainability related to high-priority policy issues

  Posted on: September 27, 2013

Since the publication of the Brundtland Commission Report numerous definitions of sustainability and many different sets of sustainability indicators have been proposed by researcher and various stakeholders. However, the quest for a useful composite index and a set of sustainability indicators related to high-priority policy issues still continues. Professor Dewan proposes a working definition of…

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Researchers compute genuine wealth growth rates for Canadian provinces

  Posted on: September 27, 2013

Sustainable development has long been a goal of Canadian governments. However, due to over reliance on traditional indicators such as GDP (gross domestic product), little progress has been made towards its achievement. Professor Tsigaris and his former student Condon computed genuine wealth growth rates for Canada and each of its provinces and territories for the…

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Students’ grades will improve with class attendance and online assignments claim Professors

  Posted on: September 27, 2013

Professor Latif with Professor Miles used data from business students taking an introductory statistics course to examine the impact of class attendance on examination performance. Controlling for factors related to ability and effort, class attendance has a significant positive impact on grade. The results further suggest that completion of online assignments also has a positive…

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