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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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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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