Justin Smith

Justin Smith

Associate Professor

Wilfrid Laurier University

Biography

Justin Smith is an Associate Professor of economics and the Director of Undergraduate Economics Programs at Wilfrid Laurier University. His research interests include the economics of education and the economics of charitable giving.

Interests
  • Economics of Education
  • Economics of Charitable Giving
Education
  • PhD in Economics, 2008

    McMaster University

  • MA in Economics, 2004

    Simon Fraser University

  • BA in Economics and French Literature, 2003

    McMaster University

Publications

(2020). Big Fish, Small Pond: The Effect of Rank at Entry on Postsecondary Outcomes. Southern Economic Journal, 86(4).

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(2018). How School Principals Influence Student Learning. Empirical Economics, 54.

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(2016). Diversity and Donations: The Effect of Religious and Ethnic Diversity on Charitable Giving. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 128(4).

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(2015). Does Income Inequality Increase Charitable Giving. Canadian Journal of Economics, 48(2).

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(2014). How Important are School Principals in the Production of Student Achievement?. Canadian Journal of Economics, 47 (2).

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(2013). The long-run impacts of early childhood education: Evidence from a failed policy experiment?. Economics of Education Review, 36.

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Working Papers

(2021). The Effect of Tax Price on Donations: Evidence from Canada.

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