Employment and Affiliations Assistant Professor, Department of Management, UTSC and Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 2022 - Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Victoria, 2016 - (on leave) Assistant Professor (cross-listed), School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, 2020 - (on leave) Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, McMaster University, 2021 Professor of Practice, Masters of Public Policy Program, McMaster University, 2021 Broadbent Fellow, Broadbent Institute, 2020 - Senior Ministerial Assistant, Office of the Finance Minister and Deputy Premier of British Columbia, 2017 - 2019 Chief Economist, Office of the Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition, 2011 - 2015
Education Ph.D. Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2015 B.Arts Sci Arts and Science Program, B.A. Economics, McMaster University, 2006
Publications Don’t Shoot! The Impact of Historical African American Protest on Police Killings of Civilians, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 2021, with Jamein Cunningham.
Expenditures, Efficiency, and Distribution: Advice for the 43rd Canadian Parliament, Canadian Tax Journal, March 2020, with Trevor Tombe.
A Ferguson Effect, the Drug Epidemic, Both, or Neither? Explaining the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Homicide Rises by Race and Ethnicity, Homicide Studies, May 2019, vol. 23, No: 3: Pages 285-313 with Jamein Cunningham and Shytierra Gaston.
The Effects of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program on Riots and Wealth of African Americans, RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. October 2018, vol. 14, No 6: Pages 144-157, with Jamein Cunningham.
Return to the Homeland? The Impact of the Great Recession on Employment Outcomes and Labor Mobility for Native Americans, Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy. September 2018, vol. 1, No 2: Pages 60-67, with Donna Feir.
Racial Differences in Police Use of Force: Evidence from 1960s Civil Disturbances, American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings. May 2018, vol. 108: Pages 217-221, with Jamein Cunningham.
The Impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on Ethnic Stratification in Africa, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings. May 2011, vol. 101, No. 3: Pages 571-576, with Warren Whatley.
The Fundamental Impact of the Slave Trade on African Economies in Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time, ed. P. Rhode, J. Rosenbloom and D. Weiman, 2011. Pages 86-110. Stanford: Stanford University Press, with Warren Whatley.
Major Research Grants SSHRC Insight Development Grant, The Economic Impact of Historical Treaties, Land Cession, and Land Occupation on Indigenous Outcomes, with D. Feir and M. Jones, 2021-2023, $72,914
SSHRC Insight Development Grant, Racial Uprisings and the Responsiveness of Government, with J. Cunningham, 2017-2021, $62,865
SSHRC Connection Grant, Blueprint for an Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery, with L. Gagne, K. Rhodes, N. Kosoy, and A. Weaver, 2019-2020, $24,966
Recognition Fred Bateman Award for Best Paper, Economic and Business History Association, The Slaughter of the Bison and Reversal of Fortunes on the Great Plains, 2017, with D. Feir and M. Jones
Board Memberships and Significant Internal/External Service Advisory Committee, Indpsire Research Knowledge Nest, 2020 - Scientific Advisory Council, the Canadian Northern Corridor Research Program, 2020 - Board Member, Sierra Club BC, 2020 - Secretary/Treasurer, University of Victoria Faculty Association, 2020 - Co-founder, CEA Indigenous Economics Study Group, 2019 - Treasurer and Board Member, Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group, 2019 -