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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
March 27, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Dr. Justin Smith

Assistant Professor (Economics)

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.4554
Fax: 519.888.1015
Office Location: P3090
Office Hours: Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Personal Website:
Academic Background

BA (McMaster University), MA (Simon Fraser University), PhD (McMaster University)

Justin'scurrent research focuses mainly on explaining the factors that determine student academic outcomes.He has published work that measures the effect of school entry policy on short and long-term student achievement. Other recent work identifies the effect of school principals on student outcomes, whether school quality information shocks affect student mobility between schools, and whether longer exposure to kindergarten improves future achievement.Justin is also working on research that measures the effect of neighbourhood demographics on charitable donations, and the effect of taxes on smoking behaviour.


Economics of Education, Labour Economics, Applied Econometrics