Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
Prior to joining Laurier, Edda Claus was a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne's Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. 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. Claus is a Research Associate with the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at the Australian National University and an Associate Editor with the Journal of Economic Surveys.
Academic Background: BA in Economics (McGill University), Maîtrise ès Sciences Economics (Université de Montréal), PhD in Economics (Australian National University).
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
Open economy macro models, monetary policy with particular focus on policy shocks, and indexes of activity.
Awards and Achievements
Surviving in a household with three messy and noisy children.
Black belt in Taekwon Do.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
Master’s Thesis Examiner for Mark Ivanovski, University of Melbourne, 2010.
PhD Thesis Examiner for Waranya Pim Chanthapun, Australian National University, 2010.
"Good news, 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).
"Seven leading indexes of New Zealand employment," The Economic Record, 87 (2011), pp. 76-89.
"Monetary policy in illiquid markets: Options for a small open economy," Open Economies Review 19 (2008), pp. 305-336 (with M. Dungey and R. Fry).