2017-2018 COURSES
Term Course Title Link
FW17 GS/PPAL 6230 3.0 Topics in Public Policy Course Outline - 6230
Winter 2017 GS/PPAL 6200 3.0 Sections M&N Research Methods and Information Systems

NOTE: Winter 2018 Course Outline coming soon.

Course Web Page

My ideal of a university economics education is one in which there is active student engagement in an examination of pluralist economic content.

Both inside and outside of the classroom, I strive to:

  • encourage greater inclusivity;
  • draw attention to the vast degree of uncertainty and diversity of experience that exist;
  • encourage an appreciation for the broad scope for alternative perspectives on policy issues that both uncertainty and diversity of experience imply;
  • emphasise the cultural values implicit in the traditional economic models;
  • incorporate alternative theoretical perspectives;
  • strike a constructive balance between formal knowledge structures and the imaginative or interpretative; and
  • instill a sense of social responsibility together with a sense of agency to influence outcomes.

AREAS OF TEACHING INTEREST: Financial Economics (Money and Banking, Financial Crises, Theory/History/Development/Policy of Financial Institutions and Markets); Macroeconomics (Theory and Policy); Economic Policy; Socio-economics; Interdisciplinary Research Methods.

  • Grace Barakat (PhD, Sociology) "The Price of Knowledge: Canadian Student Debt"
  • Garry Sran (PhD Economics) "Three Essays on Unionization and Social Economic Well-Being" (Principal Supervisor)
  • Reed Collis (PhD Economics)"Essays in Monetary Economics"
  • Wadi Dyson (PhD Sociology) “In the Hands of Strangers: The Myth of Choice and Self-Determination” (Principal Supervisor) (Defended successfully November 2017)
  • Karen Shaver (Masters in Public Policy & Law) “City of Hamilton’s Public Engagement Charter: It’s Impact” 2017-present
  • Kirsten Barnes (Masters in Public Policy & Law) “Ontario Works: The Bureaucratic Discretion of Administrative Processes” 2017-present
  • Anita Kumar (Masters in Public Policy & Law) “Policy Protections, Cannabis Use and Ontario Youth” 2017-present

I supervise Graduate and Undergraduate students in Economics, Sociology, Social and Political Thought in self-directed learning opportunities related to my research and teaching interests.