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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
October 1, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Christine Neill




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email: Christine Neill
phone: 519.884.0710
ext: 2469

 

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Research Interests

Public economics, labour economics, economics of education, political economy

Education
PhD, Economics, University of Toronto
     Higher Education Policy, Education Outcomes and Credit Constraints
MA, Economics, University of Toronto
P.G. Dip. International Law, Australian National University
B.Econ. (Hons I), University of Queensland, Australia

Scholarly work

Peer reviewed journal articles

Can Infrastructure Spending Reduce Local Unemployment? Evidence from an Australian Roads Program. With Andrew Leigh (Australian National University). Economics Letters. 113(2): 150-153 (November 2011)

Do Gun Buybacks Save Lives? Evidence from Panel Data. With Andrew Leigh (Australian National University). American Law and Economics Review, 12(2): 462-508 (November 2010)

Tuition Fees and the Demand for University Places. Economics of Education Review, 28(5): 561-570. (October 2009)

Do Gun Buy-backs Save Lives? Evidence from Time Series Data. with Andrew Leigh (Australian National University). Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(2): 145-162. (November 2008)

Book chapters

Natural Resource Shocks, Labour Market Conditions, and Post-Secondary Enrolment Rates. With Michal Burdzy (Insurance Board of Canada), in Finnie, R., R. Mueller, M. Frenette and A. Sweetman (eds) (2010), Pursuing Higher Education in Canada: Economic, Social and Policy Dimensions, Queen’s University School of Policy Studies: Kingston.

Remain, Retrain or Retire: Options for older workers following job loss. With Tammy Schirle (WLU), in Abbott, Michael G., Charles M. Beach, Robin W. Boadway and James G. MacKinnon (eds) (2009) Retirement Policy Issues in Canada. Proceedings of the John Deutsche Institute Conference on Retirement Issues. John Deutsche Institute/Queens University Press: Kingston

Policy papers

The Generosity of Student Financial Aid Programs in Canada and their University Enrolment Effects. With Costa Kapsalis. Report prepared for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (April 2010).

PSE Switchers and Stickers: an analysis using the Youth in Transition Survey. With Jean Eid (WLU). Report prepared for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (April 2008).

Can we say whether the Canada Millennium Scholarship bursaries have affected post-secondary enrolments? Paper prepared for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (March 2007)

Canada’s Tuition and Education Tax Credits. Millennium Research Paper No. 30. Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation: Montreal. (May 2007)

Working Papers

Working to pay for school – the effect of tuition fees on students’ paid work. (Under revision.)

The effect of student loan limits on educational outcomes. CLSRN Working Paper. September, 2007

Tax expenditures vs budgetary expenditures for Canadian post-secondary education with Azim Essaji (WLU) – LCERPA Working Paper [Neill lead author]

Learning and full day kindergarten; with Jean Eid (WLU) and Phil Leonard (McMaster University)

Presentations
Inter-Universities Forum, April 2010: Labour market conditions and forecasts for students and graduates

Tax Expenditures and Public Policy in Comparative Perspective, September 2009: “Tax expenditures vs budgetary expenditures for Canadian post-secondary education” (Invited presentation)

Canadian Law and Economics Association Annual Meetings, September 2008: Do Gun Buybacks Save Lives? Evidence from Panel Data

American Education Finance Association Annual Meetings, April 2008: Student Loan Limits and Educational Attainment

CLSRN Conference on Education and Training, September 2007: The Effect of Student Loan Limits on Educational Outcomes

Canadian Economics Association Meetings, June 2007: Australian Firearms Laws and Suicide Rates

CMSF Conference Spetember 2006: Canada’s Tuition and Education Tax Credits (Invited presentation)

Canadian Economics Association Meetings, May 2006: Student Loan Limits and Educational Attainment

Statistics Canada Socio economic Conference, May 2006: Working to Pay for School – the Effect of Tuition Fees on Students’ Paid Work

TARGET Conference on Education, Training and the Evolving Workplace, May 2006: Student Loan Limits and Educational Attainment

Canadian Economics Association Meetings, June 2004: Tuition Fees and the Post-Secondary Education/Employment Decision in Canada

McMaster University, Education Workshop, June 8 2011: Learning and full day kindergarten

University of Guelph, November 2009: Student loans and post-secondary education.

University of Winnipeg, April 2009: Costs of post-secondary education in Canada and Educational Attainment

University of Western Ontario, March 2009: Student Loan Limits and Educational Attainment

University of Calgary Economics Dept Seminar, September 2007: Do Gun Buybacks Save Lives? Evidence from Panel Data

Australian National University, October 2006: Working to Pay for School – the Effect of Tuition Fees on Students’ Paid Work

York University, January 2006: Working to Pay for School – the Effect of Tuition Fees on Students’ Paid Work

University of Melbourne, May 2005: Tuition Fees and the Demand for University Places

Professional Affiliations
Canadian Economics Association
Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network (CLSRN)
Canadian Women’s Economics Network
Association for Education Finance and Policy

Economics Society of Australia

Awards and Grants

2011-13 SSHRC Insight Development Grant: Learning and full day kindergarten (Principal Applicant; Jean Eid, co-applicant)

2010 SSHRC 4A Grant

2006 CLSRN Grant: Student loans and university enrolments in Canada

2006 WLU Start Up Grant

Courses Taught
Undergraduate

Introductory Macroeconomics (Winter 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2012) 

Economics of Education (Fall 2005; Winter 2007; Spring 2009)

Positive and Normative Aspects of Income Distribution (Winter 2006; Spring 2010; Winter 2011; Winter 2012)

Honours Research Paper and Seminar (Fall 2005; Winter 2007; Winter 2008, Spring 2011)

Graduate

Economics of Human Security (Winter 2008)
Human Security Seminar (Winter 2008)

Graduate students supervised

2010 Ronald Jaikaran: Net taxes and subsidies on the acquisition of a college diploma in Canada

2009 Jennifer Matthews: US imports and 9/11

2008 Konrad Pasikowski: Gender wage gaps in large Canadian cities

2007 Michal Burdzy: Impact of oil price increases on full-time high school and university enrolment rates in Alberta

Mohan Wang: Cross-country evidence on the effects of geographic distance from markets on investment in education

2006 Ying Cui: Tuition fees and students’ work in the US

Raymond Messom

Related Information Title Type
2009 Cv Document