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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
July 6, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Dr. Brian McCaig

Assistant Professor (Economics)

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4941
Fax: 519-888-1015
Office Location: P3040
Office Hours: Winter 2015: Tuesday/Thursday, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Personal Website:
Academic Background
BA (McMaster Universitiy), MA (University of Guelph), PhD (University of Toronto)

Prior to joining WLU, Brian was a Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute. His current research focuses on structural change in Vietnam and the impacts of new export opportunities on labour markets and informal businesses in developing countries, with a focus on Vietnam.

Research interests

International Trade and Economic Development

Selected publications

McCaig, Brian. 2011. "Exporting out of poverty: Provincial poverty in Vietnam and U.S. market access," Journal of International Economics, 85(1), pp. 102-113

McCaig, Brian and Adonis Yatchew. 2007. "International welfare comparisons and nonparametric testing of multivariate stochastic dominance," Journal of Applied Econometrics, 22(5), pp.951-969.

McCaig, Brian and Thanasis Stengos. 2005. "Financial intermediation and growth: Some robustness results," Economics Letters, 88(3), pp. 306-312.