Dr. Tracy Snoddon
Associate Professor (Economics), Director Master of International Public Policy & Director, Viessmann European Research Centre (VERC)
Contact InformationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Location: Balsillie School, 67 Erb St.W. BSIA2-06
Office Hours: By appointment only (Tel.#226-772-3013)
Academic BackgroundBA (University of Western Ontario), MA (Queen's University), PhD (University of Alberta)
BiographyAfter graduating with a PhD from the University of Alberta in 1995, Dr. Tracy Snoddon joined the Economics Department at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Snoddon also has a BA (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario and a Masterís degree from Queen's University. Her research is concentrated in the area of public economics and emphasizes issues relating to fiscal federalism and intergovernmental grants. Dr. Snoddon's current research focuses on governmentsí fiscal behaviour and election outcomes. Dr. Snoddon and Dr. Randall Wigle, also from Laurier, use their regional computable general equilibrium model for Canada to examine the effects of environmental policies on aggregate and provincial welfare under alternative financing and equalization schemes. As an expert on equalization in Canada, Dr. Snoddon has participated in numerous roundtables and workshops sponsored by Finance Canada, the Privy Councilís Office, the C. D. Howe Institute, and the Expert Panel on Equalization.
In January 2006, Dr. Snoddon was appointed as the first Director of Laurierís Masterís in International Public Policy Program.
RESEARCH INTERESTSPublic Finance; equalization; Canadian environmental policy and Kyoto