Horatiu A. Rus

Associate Professor

Horatiu A. Rushrus@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4567 x38338
Office: HH 203
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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

Research interests

I am interested in the economics and political economy of international trade and environmental issues. I use applied theoretical and empirical methods to study the effectiveness of trade and environment policies in an international context.


After completing a BA in International Economics in my home town of Cluj, Romania, and then an MA in International Relations at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, I came to Canada to begin graduate school in Economics. I graduated with an MA in Economics from York University and then earned a PhD in Economics from UBC in Vancouver. At Waterloo, I am jointly appointed in Economics and Political Science, where I primarily teach courses on the Economics and Politics International Trade and Natural Resources.

Selected publications

  • Border Effects Before and After 9/11: Panel Data Evidence Across Industries, with Zhiqi Chen and Anindya Sen. The World Economy, forthcoming.

  • Renewable Resources, Pollution and TradeReview of International Economics, 24:2, 2016.

  • Green Technology Transfers and Border Tax Adjustments, with A-D Nimubona, Environmental and Resource Economics, 62:1, 2015.

  • Corruption, Conflict and the Management of Natural Resources, Economics of Governance, 15:4, 2014.

  • Transboundary Marine Resources and Trading Neighbours, Environmental and Resource Economics 53:2, 2012.
  • Environmental Depletion, Governance and ConflictSouthern Economic Journal, 78:4, April 2012.
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