Economic Policy Research Institute. EPRI Working Papers

 

The Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) was founded in 2001 and is jointly sponsored by the Department of Economics and the Department of Political Science at Western. EPRI fosters research on long-term economic policy issues through its support for policy-oriented research in both departments.

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Submissions from 2015

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A CGE Framework for Modelling the Economics of Flooding and Recovery in a Major Urban Area, Aaron B. Gertz and James B. Davies

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Retail Price Differences Across U.S. and Canadian Cities During the Interwar Period, Chris Hajzler and James C. MacGee

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The Interactive Evolution of Economic Ideas and Experience - The Case of Canadian Inflation Targeting, David Laidler

Submissions from 2014

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Existence of Monotone Equilibria in First-Price Auctions with Resale, Charles Z. Zheng

Submissions from 2013

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Reassessing the Thesis of the Monetary History, David Laidler

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The Fisher Relation in the Great Depression and the Great Recession, David Laidler

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Three Revolutions in Macroeconomics: Their Nature and Influence, David Laidler

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Central Bank Laws and Monetary Policy Outcomes: A Three Decade Perspective, Michael Parkin

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The Effects of Central Bank Independence and Inflation Targeting on Macroeconomic Performance: Evidence from Natural Experiments, Michael Parkin

Submissions from 2012

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Re-Examining the Role of Sticky Wages in the U.S. Great Contraction: A Multi-sector Approach, Pedro S. Amaral and James C. MacGee

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Collateralized Borrowing and Risk Taking at Low Interest Rates, Simona E. Cociuba, Malik Shukayev, and Alexander Ueberfeldt

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The Possibilities for Global Inequality and Poverty Reduction Using Revenues from Global Carbon Pricing, James B. Davies, Xiaojun Shi, and John Whalley

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Milton Friedman's Contributions to Macroeconomics and Their Influence, David Laidler

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Today's Standards and Yesterday's Economics - Two Short Occasional Essays: Eliminating History from Economic Thought and Mark Blaug on the Quantity Theory, David Laidler

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Two Crises, Two Ideas and One Question, David Laidler

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The Role of Production Sharing and Trade in the Transmission of the Great Recession, Jacob Wibe

Submissions from 2011

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Post-Secondary Attendance by Parental Income in the U.S. and Canada: What Role for Financial Aid Policy?, Philippe Belley, Marc Frenette, and Lance Lochner

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The Impact of Climate Change and Climate Policy on the Canadian Economy, James B. Davies, James C. MacGee, and Jacob Wibe

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The Democratization of Credit and the Rise in Consumer Bankruptcies, Igor D. Livshits, James C. MacGee, and Michèle Tertilt

Submissions from 2010

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The Monetary Economy and the Economic Crisis, David Laidler

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Private Pensions, Retirement Wealth and Lifetime Earnings, James C. MacGee and Jie Zhou

Submissions from 2009

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The Effects of Asset Price Changes on Economic Security in Canada, 2005-09, James B. Davies

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The Level and Distribution of Global Household Wealth, James B. Davies, Susanna Sandström, Anthony Shorrocks, and Edward N. Wolff

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How Large are the Impacts of Carbon Motivated Border Tax Adjustments?, Yan Dong and John Whalley

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Level versus Equivalent Intensity Carbon Mitigation Commitments, Huifang Tian and John Whalley

Submissions from 2008

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Removing Some Dissonance from the Social Discount Rate Debate, David Burgess

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Income Tax Design and the Desirability of Subsidies to Secondary Workers in a Household Model with Joint and Non-Joint Time, Edgar Cudmore, John Piggott, and John Whalley

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Closing the 49th Parallel: An Unexplored Episode in Canadian Economic and Political History, James B. Davies and Stanely L. Winer

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The Case for Price Stability, Then and Now: A Retrospective Note on John W. Crow's 1988 Eric J. Hanson Memorial Lecture, David Laidler

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Non-agricultural Employment Determinants and Income Inequality Decomposition, Xiaoyun Liu and Terry Sicular

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Barriers to Technology Adoption and Entry, Igor D. Livshits and James C. MacGee

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Metrics Capturing the Degree to Which Individual Economies Are Globalized, Raymond Riezman, John Whalley, and Shunming Zhang

Submissions from 2007

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The Dynamics of Price and Advertising as Signals of Quality, Musa Ayar

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Health, Economic Resources and the Work Decisions of Older Men, John Bound, Todd R. Stinebrickner, and Timothy Waidmann

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Estimating the Level and Distribution of Global Household Wealth, James B. Davies, Susanna Sandström, Anthony Shorrocks, and Edward N. Wolff

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Financial Stability, Monetarism and the Wicksell Connection, David Laidler

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Successes and Failures of Monetary Policy Since the 1950s, David Laidler

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Equity in Pharmaceutical Utilization in Ontario: A Cross Section and Over Time Analysis, Hai Zhong

Submissions from 2006

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Import Protection as Export Destruction, Hiroyuki Kasahara and Beverly Lapham

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Axel Leijonhufvud and the Quest for Micro-foundations -- Some Reflections, David Laidler

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Monetary Cooperation in the North American Economy, David Laidler

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Accounting for the Rise in Consumer Bankruptcies, Igor D. Livshits and James C. MacGee

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The Softwood Lumber Dispute: A Proposal, Ronald J. Wonnacott

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Price Control, Different Demands between Countries, and Parallel Trade in Pharmaceuticals, Hai Zhong

Submissions from 2005

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Welfare Reforms and Consumption among Single Mother Households: Evidence from Canadian Provinces, Matthew Brzozowski

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The Public Role in Provision of Scientific Information: An Economic Approach, James B. Davies and Al Slivinski

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Addressing Systemic Issues in the WTO: Lessons from the Singapore Issues, Erick Duchesne

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Elimination of the Foreign Property Rule on Tax Deferred Savings Plans, Joel Fried

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Pots and Kettles: Governance Practices of the Ontario Securities Commission, Joel Fried

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Who Cares about Mortgage Interest Deductibility?, Martin Gervais and Manish Pandey

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Does the Use of Imported Intermediates Increase Productivity? Plant-Level Evidence, Hiroyuki Kasahara and Joel Rodrigue

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Free Banking and the Bank of Canada, David Laidler

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Keynes and the Birth of Modern Macroeconomics, David Laidler

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Milton Friedman and the Evolution of Macroeconomics, David Laidler

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Monetary Policy and its Theoretical Foundations, David Laidler

Submissions from 2004

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Should the Canadian Federation be Rebalanced?, Robin Boadway

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For Sale: Barriers to Riches, Benjamin R. Bridgman, Igor D. Livshits, and James C. MacGee

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The Foreign Property Rule: A Cost-Benefit Analysis, David Burgess and Joel Fried

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Transformation of the South Korean State: Structural Changes of the State after the 1997 Financial Crisis, Bum-Soo Chon, Erick Duchesne, and Sunkyuk Kim

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Risks, Institutions and Common Pool Governance: The Case of Water Management in the Murray-Darling Basin, B Timothy Heinmiller

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The Re-Regulation of Irrigated Agriculture, B Timothy Heinmiller

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Central Banks as Lenders of Last Resort - Trendy or Passé?, David Laidler

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Woodford and Wicksell on Interest and Prices: The Place of the Pure Credit Economy in the Theory of Monetary Policy, David Laidler

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How Does Free Trade Become Institutionalized? An Expected Utility Model of the Chrétien Era, Michael Lusztig and Patrick James

Submissions from 2003

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Empirical Evidence on Human Capital Externalities, James B. Davies

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Intergenerational Mobility under Private vs. Public Education, Jim Davies, Jie Zhang, and Jinli Zeng

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(Mis)Selection Effects and Sovereignty Costs: An Alternative Measure of the Costs of Sanctions, Denise Guthrie and Erick Duchesne

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Canada's Monetary Choices in North America and Britain's in Europe - Economic Parallels and Political Differences, David Laidler

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The Canadian Dictatorship, Ronald Wintrobe

Submissions from 2002

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Decomposing Wage Inequality Change Using General Equilibrium Models, Lisandro Abrego and John Whalley

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Measuring Effective Tax Rates on Human Capital: The Canadian Case, Kirk A. Collins and James B. Davies

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Border Delays and Trade Liberalization, Edgar Cudmore and John Whalley

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Canadian Retirement Savings Plans and Italian Pension Reform, Joel Fried and Francesca Arnaboldi

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Inflation Targets versus International Monetary Integration: A Canadian Perspective, David Laidler

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Intergenerational Persistence of Earnings: The Role of Early and College Education, Diego Restuccia and Carlos Urrutia

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Earnings and Labor Mobility in Rural China: Implications for China's WTO Entry, Terry Sicular and Yaohui Zhao

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Graduating Into a Global Economy, Ronald J. Wonnacott