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SSHRC IG awarded 2018: Consumption (purchases) is considered one of the best metrics of individual and household well-being. Economists typically assume households elect to smooth their consumption, so as to insure against shocks such as disability or unemployment. The current state-of-the-art...
SSHRC IG funded 2013: Black markets in wartime expose serious economic and social tensions; the choices faced in wartime are instructive for understanding contemporary issues in economic regulation. In France, wartime shortages and state controls accentuated stresses that reveal critical...
SSHRC IG awarded 2015 (2014 competition): The research is a theoretical analysis of the effects of private and public campaign financing on candidate entry in elections, and an empirical investigation of corporate and union political advertising on elections and democratic participation.
SSHRC IG awarded 2017: The 2007-2009 financial crises, government debt crises in USA and EU have motivated investigation into the following six topics: 1) optimal investment, liability ratio and dividend policies when the external risk is negatively correlated with returns in the financial...
SSHRC IG awarded 2018: In this proposed research, I provide new economic insights on the trade-offs between efficiency gains and potential social costs in two concrete cases of technological development and new regulation: central bank digital currency (CBDC) and position limits. While these are...
SSHRC grant awarded 2016: The objective of this project is to study and improve fundraising strategies. We will focus on what influences giving, in particular, the impact of involvement with the charity, fundraiser events, and the influence of social media. The proposed research will bridge the...