John List, the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, will be visiting Queen's Economics Department to deliver the 2017 W. A. Mackintosh Lecture on Wednesday, March 22. The title of his talk: "Using field experiments to make the world a better place."
Things are changing at the JDI. We have a new director, new doctoral fellows, and now a new website, including a new blog at http://economicsandpolicy.ca/.
We will continue to host academic conferences on research questions that are important for public policy. We are also working to do more to draw attention to the important, policy-relevant research being conducted by economists at Queen's and throughout Canada. Stay tuned for updates.
The JDI has named four new Doctoral Fellows to receive JDI Dissertation Completion Stipends for the 2016-2017 academic year. The fellows are Andrea Craig, Michal Popiel, Sergei Shibaev, and Wenbo Zhu, all advanced PhD Candidates in the Department of Economics at Queen's University.
Andrea Craig is working on a dissertation titled "Equilibrium effects of transit policies on residential location."
The John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy (JDI) has appointed Christopher Cotton as its new director. In addition to serving as director of the JDI, Professor Cotton is the Jarislowsky-Deutsch Chair in Economic and Financial Policy in the Department of Economics at Queen's University.