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Strict margin requirements are required to reduce aggressive pyramiding strategies argues Professor

  Posted on: September 27, 2013

Dr. Stan Miles research explores financial strategies and in particular the constant-collateral pyramiding trading strategies, which can be implemented in the futures markets. For these strategies, he derives expressions for effective constraints on the number of futures contracts in the trader’s portfolio and on the trader’s wealth. Dr. Miles draws implications regarding the degree of…

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Does a recession impact obesity in Canada?

  Posted on: May 6, 2013

Professor Ehsan used longitudinal Canadian data from the NPHS to estimate the impact of macroeconomic conditions measured by provincial unemployment rate on individual obesity and BMI. In order to estimate the impact, controlling for individual-specific unobserved heterogeneity, he utilizes an advanced econometric model. The study found that unemployment rate had a significant positive impact on…

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Professor Pyne explains religious choice using an afterlife capital model

  Posted on: May 6, 2013

Professor Pyne is doing path breaking work on the economics of religious. This research extends his earlier work to study religious choice.  He explores the choices religious people make when there is a religious monopoly and when there are two religions which compete among themselves (duopolies).  The duopolies involve both exclusivist and non-exclusivist (pluralist) religions. …

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Relaxation programs can result in higher job satisfaction, increased productivity and better health claim researchers.

  Posted on: April 11, 2013

Hasnat Dewan from Economics and Len Hutt from Management just received news that their paper entitled “Can the relaxation programs really improve job satisfaction and lower health care costs by reducing stress-related symptoms?” has been accepted for publication in the A.T. Business Management Review. According to the researchers relaxation programs are aimed at reducing stress-related physical,…

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Visiting scholar from UBC-O finds evidence of tax competition among local governments in British Columbia

  Posted on: April 8, 2013

Professor Ross Hickey from the Department of Economics at UBC-O and an expert in Public Finance and Political Economy visited the Department of Economics at TRU on April 4, 2013 and presented research he is undertaking on tax competition amongst numerous municipalities in British Columbia, Canada. He is exploring the extend to which local governments…

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How to make micro enterprises more productive and efficient. Insights from a study conducted by Professor Hossain

  Posted on: April 8, 2013

Professor Hossain conducted a study in order to analyze the effects of primary constraints such as credit, utilities (e.g., water, electricity usage), skills and many other factors on the productivity and efficiency of the micro-enterprises in Bangladesh. He was interested to identify the relative importance of each constraint. The results clearly reveal that of the…

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Faculty research productivity at all time high!

  Posted on: March 25, 2013

The faculty of the Department of Economics published 24 peer reviewed journal articles from April 1st 2012 – March 31st 2013! The faculty presented their research in 14 domestic and international conferences during this period. This is the best ever year for the department and it probably ranks as one of the top research departments…

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One of Canada’s most distinguished environmental economists visits TRU and the Department

  Posted on: March 25, 2013

Professor Wictor Adamowicz visited the Department of Economics at Thompson Rivers University. During the visit he presented his research entitled “The Economic analysis of threatened species conservation: the case of woodland caribou and oilsands development in Alberta” in the Environmental Science seminar series on March 21, 2013.  Professor Adamowicz is a member of the Department…

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