Associate Professor of Economics


Department of Economics

University of Alberta


7-29 HM Tory

Edmonton, AB

Canada  T6G 2H4


+1 (780) 492-9425





CV (pdf)





"The Local Effects of the Texas Shale Boom

on Schools, Students, and Teachers,"

with J. Weber

"Thinking about Minimum Wage Increases in Alberta:

Theoretically, Empirically, and Regionally"




"Local Labor Markets and Natural Resources: A Synthesis of the Literature,"

with J. Weber, Journal of Economic Surveys, 2017, forthcoming.

"Poverty and Aging,"

with T. Smeeding, in J. Piggott and A. Woodland, eds.,

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, 2016, 1B, Elsevier, 905-950.

"The Distributional Impacts of an Energy Boom in Western Canada,"

Canadian Journal of Economics, 2015, 48(2), 714-735.

"Does the Retirement Consumption Puzzle Differ Across the Distribution?,"

with J. Fisher, Journal of Economic Inequality, 2014, 12(2), 279-296.

"New Casinos and Local Labor Markets: Evidence from Canada,"

with B. Humphreys, Labour Economics, 2013, 24, 151-160.

"Retirement and Financial Security: Two Economists Think Out Loud,"

with T. Smeeding, in J. Wilmoth and K. Ferraro, eds.,

Gerontology: Perspectives and Issues, 2013, 4th, Springer, 173-197.

"The Supply and Demand Factors Behind the Relative Earnings Increases

in Urban China at the Turn of the 21st Century,"

with H. Gao and T. Song, Comparative Economic Studies, 2013, 55(1), 121-143.

"The U.S. Gender Gap Through the Great Recession

Using an Alternative Approach to Cyclicality,"

with S. Olfert, Applied Economics Letters, 2013, 20(3), 276-281.

"Local Labor Market Impacts of Energy Boom-Bust-Boom in Western Canada,"

Journal of Urban Economics, 2012, 71(1), 165-174.

"Identifying the Poorest Older Americans,"

with J. Fisher, D. Johnson, T. Smeeding, and B. Torrey,

Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 2009, 64B(6), 758-766.

"The Retirement Consumption Conundrum: Evidence from a Consumption Survey,"

with J. Fisher, D. Johnson, T. Smeeding, and B. Torrey,

Economics Letters, 2008, 99(3), 482-485.

"Ranking Inequality: Applications of Multivariate Subset Selection,"

with W. Horrace and T. Smeeding,

Journal of Economic Inequality, 2008, 6(1), 5-32.

"No Place Like Home: Older Adults and Their Housing,"

with J. Fisher, D. Johnson, T. Smeeding, and B. Torrey,

Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 2007, 62B(2), S120-S128.

"Family Time and Public Policy in the United States,"

with T. Smeeding, in M. Bittman and N. Folbre, eds.,

Family Time: The Social Organization of Care, 2004, Routledge, 25-47.