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Eric Adebayo, PhD Candidate
As a student of economics and applied econometrics, I am interested in modelling household, firm, and state decision-making, given certain societal and economic constraints. This can be done in order to empirically test and predict the ways in which those decisions, and the constraints that shape them, affect individual and aggregate levels of immigration, poverty and economic activity. I believe that the protection of the world's fragile ecosystems, and the alleviation of poverty are the two most important objectives that the field of economics, or any of the social or natural sciences can work towards. My goals include facilitating methods of efficiently addressing these issues in ways which sufficiently account for the direct and indirect effects of any actions taken. I see the development of sustainable methods of utilizing environmental goods/services, and the elimination of widespread chronic poverty as a necessary condition for the prosperity and security of all societies, and the human community as a whole.
Research Interests: Environmental, Development, Applied Econometrics, Labor, Immigration
Ricardo Meilman Cohn, PhD Candidate
Ricardo Meilman Cohn received a B.A. in Economics from Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), a M.Sc. in Economic Development and Growth from Lund University (Sweden) and Carlos III University (Spain). Prior to coming to the PhD program at SFU, he worked with economic research with the World Bank, the UNDP and Itau Unibanco.
Ricardo's research interests are in labour, education, public and development economics. His current research includes studying: the impacts of the Quebec Universal Child Care program on consumption allocation within household; and the effect of full-day Kindergarten program in British Columbia on children’s cognitive skills.
Research Interests: labour, education, public and development economics
Garrett Petersen, PhD Candidate
I see economics as a powerful tool for understanding the social world. It's the Swiss Army knife of social sciences. My goal as a researcher is to use this powerful tool to study the institutions that have the most profound impacts on people's lives and wellbeing. Right now, that means applying experimental economics methods to studying criminal law and courts.
Research Interests: Experimental Economics, Law and Economics, Mechanism Design