Joel Blit

Associate Professor

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Office: HH 105

CV: Joel Blit

Website: Joel Blit

BASc Engineering Science (Toronto); MASc Computer Engineering (Waterloo); MBA (INSEAD); MA Economics (Western); PhD Economics (Toronto)

Areas of specialization: Economics of Innovation, Technology Clusters, Intellectual Property, Automation and the Future of Work, Skilled Immigration, International Trade

Tao Chen

Associate Professor; Senior Research Fellowship, Harvard Law School; Cross Appointed to Statistics and Actuarial Science

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Office: HH 207

CV: Tao Chen ​

Big Data Research Lab

BA Finance (SISU); MA Economics; MS Math; PhD Economics; PhD Math [A.B.D.] (University of Connecticut)

Areas of specialization: Econometric theory; Applied econometrics; Functional data analysis; Labour economics

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Office: HH 240

CV: Lori J. Curtis

Nursing Diploma (Durham College); B.Sc (Honours Economics, Trent); MA (Economics, McMaster); PhD (Economics, McMaster)

Areas of specialization: Health economics; Labour economics; Social policy; Applied microeconometrics

Eva Lau

Continuing Lecturer

Retired: 2014
Areas of specialization: Microeconomics and macroeconomics; Cost benefit analysis; Economics of education; Personal finance and economics


Stéphanie Lluis

Associate Professor

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Office: HH 217
Personal website

CV: Stéphanie Lluis

MSc (Mathématiques Appliquées et Sc. Sociales, Univ. Paris 7 et Panthéon-Sorbonne, France) and MSc Economics (Université de Montréal); PhD Economics (Université de Montréal)

Areas of specialization: Labour economics; Personnel economics; Applied econometrics

Olivia Ozlem Mesta

Continuing Lecturer

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Office: HH 221

CV: Olivia Ozlem Mesta

BSc Mathematics (Istanbul University); MSc Mathematical Engineering (Istanbul Technical University); MBA, MSc Applied Mathematics, MA Economics, PhD Economics (University of Missouri)

Areas of specialization: Microeconomics; Mathematical Economics; Industrial Organization; Marketing, Business Economics; Financial Economics.


Horatiu A. Rus

Associate Professor

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Office: HH 203
Personal website

CV:Horatiu A. Rus

BA (Babes-Bolyai University); MA International Relations and European Studies (Central European University); MA Economics (York University); PhD (University of British Columbia)

Areas of specialization: International trade; Natural resource and environmental economics; Political economy and development

Kate Rybczynski

Associate Professor

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Office: HH 210

CV: Kate Rybczynski

 Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) (Georgetown University-School of Foreign Service); MA (Waterloo); PhD (Queen's)

Areas of specialization: Labour economics; Health economics; Economics of gender

Anindya Sen



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Office: EC5 1003

CV: Anindya Sen

BA (Delhi); MA (Concordia); PhD (Toronto)

Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award

Areas of specialization: Pricing and firm strategy in imperfectly competitive markets such as retail gasoline; Deregulation of retail alcohol and marijuana; Smoking and cigarette taxes;  Poverty and the minimum wage; Government policy in electricity markets; Border effects and trade flows

Larry Smith

Adjunct Associate Professor; Director of the Problem Lab

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Office: E7, Rm. 2414

MA, Waterloo; Recipient of the "Distinguished Teacher Award"

Areas of specialization: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Forecasting