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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
November 26, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Edda Claus

Assistant Professor (Economics)

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.x4570
Fax: 519-888-1015
Office Location: P2028A
Office Hours: Summer 2015: by appointment
Personal Website:
Academic Background
BA (McGill University), Maîtrise ès Sciences Economics (Université de Montréal), PhD (Australian National University)

Prior to joining WLU, Edda was a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne's Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, and a Research Associate with the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), at the Australian National University. She was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Finance at Trinity College, Dublin, and a visiting PhD Scholar at Cambridge University (UK). She has also worked as an Economist with the Australian Commonwealth Treasury, and the Canadian Department of Finance.


Open economy macro models, monetary policy with particular focus on policy shocks, and indexes of activity.


"Good new, bad news, consumer sentiment and consumption", Journal of Economic Psychology, 39 (2013), pp. 426-438 (with V.H. Nguyen)

"US monetary policy surprises: Identification with shifts and rotations in the term structure", Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 44 (2012), pp. 1547-1557 (with M. Dungey)

"Equity market integration in the Asia Pacific region: Evidence from discount factors", Research in International Business and Finance, 26 (2012), pp. 137-163 (with B. Lucey)