Brian Paul Cozzarin (He/Him)

Brian Paul Cozzarin
Professor, Director of Online MMSC-MOT program, Online teaching: MSE 607 Applied Economics for Management, MSE 752 Behavioural Decision Making
Location: CPH 3634
Phone: 519-888-4567 x33291
Status: Active


Brian has a BA and MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Guelph. His PhD is from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to Waterloo Brian was a research economist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Research Interests

  • economics of technological change
  • technology and innovation management
  • government program evaluation
  • patenting and intellectual property
  • university commercialization activities
  • entrepreneurship

Scholarly Research

My research falls broadly within the realm of Data Analytics. I use large scale administrative records collected by Canada Revenue Agency and Statistics Canada to analyse firm-level R&D expenditures, innovation, capital good investment, productivity and growth. I have received two SSHRC grants since 2021-one on the capital structure of biotechnology firms, the other on risk and mobile banking adoption.

Industrial Research

I have consulted with the following agencies: Treasury Board Secretariat, Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute.


  • 1998, Doctorate Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois, United States
  • 1990, Master's Agricultural Economics and Business, University of Guelph, Canada
  • 1987, Bachelor's Economics, University of Guelph, Canada


  • Best Paper in Entrepreneurial Finance, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina , San Diego, CA, Jan. 10-12, 2016
  • Nomination for best paper award, Temple/Academy of International Business Conference in Vancouver, 2014
  • One of the most downloaded articles of 2014 from Routledge Economics & Finance journals (Human Resource Management Practices and Longitudinal Workplace Performance, Applied Economics Letters, B. P. Cozzarin, S. A. Jeffrey), 2014
  • Outstanding Journal Article Award, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (with Brad Gilmour), 1999
  • Gamma Sigma Delta (ΓΣΔ), Honor Society of Agriculture, inducted 1995


  • Director Online MMSC-MOT program

Professional Associations

  • Statistics Canada de Facto Employee


  • MSCI 261 - Engineering Economics: Financial Management for Engineers
    • Taught in 2019, 2021
  • MSCI 263 - Managerial Economics
    • Taught in 2019
  • MSCI 422 - Economic Impact of Technological Change and Entrepreneurship
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • MSCI 607 - Applied Economics for Management
    • Taught in 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • MSCI 609 - Quantitative Data Analysis for Management Sciences
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021
  • MSCI 751 - Knowledge Management
    • Taught in 2022
  • MSCI 752 - Behavioural Decision-making
    • Taught in 2023

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

Graduate studies