Ken Jackson


Wilfrid Laurier University

Mailing Address

75 University Ave. W
Waterloo, ON
Canada, N2L 3C5

Contact Info

Phone519.884.0710 x.2316


Fall 2009(Expected)Ph.D, Economics, University of British Columbia
Dissertation: Culture and Governance - An Analysis of the Interaction Between Formal and Informal Institutions
Supervisors: Patrick Francois and Nathan Nunn
1998B.Sc. Physical Geography, University of British Columbia

Professional Experience

2008 - PresentLecturer, Department of Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
2007Sessional Lecturer, University of British Columbia
2003-2008Research Assistant, University of British Columbia
1996-2003Various Positions to General Manager, Selkirk Remote Sensing Ltd.

Work in Progress

2009Social Policy and the Expansion of Trade, October 2009
2009Contract Enforceability and the Evolution of Social Capital, September 2009
Why Does Diversity Matter? - An Empirical Analysis of Water Provision in Africa?, June 2009
Public Goods and Ethnic Diversity - A Question of Scale?, June 2009
2008Does Institutional Development Create Ethnic Conflict?, June 2008

Seminars and Conference Participation

2009Invited Seminars: Guelph University
Northeastern Universities Development Consortium Conference, Tufts University (presenter, discussant)
Canadian Economics Association Annual Meetings, University of Toronto (discussant)
2008Invited Seminars (job market): University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University (presenter)
Canadian Economics Association Annual Meetings, UBC (presenter, discussant)
Small Open Economies in a Globalized World, Wilfrid Laurier University (presenter)
Northeastern Universities Development Consortium Conference, Boston University (presenter)
2007Northeastern Universities Development Consortium Conference, Harvard University (presenter, discussant)
2006Canadian Economics Association Annual Meetings, Concordia University (presenter, discussant)
TARGET Summer Workshop, UBC (presenter)

Awards and Grants

2007-2008University Graduate Fellowship (UBC)
2006-2007Bank of Montreal Graduate Fellowship (UBC)
2005-2006University Graduate Fellowship (UBC)
2003Graduate Entrance Scholarship (UBC)


Winter 2009EC307Economic Growth
Winter 2009IP631Economic Policy and Human Security
Winter 2009IP634Interdisciplinary Seminar in Human Security
Spring 2007Econ 221(UBC)Introduction to Strategic Thinking

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Economics Association
Canadian Development Economics Study Group

Other Professional Activities

2008-2009Referee: New Zealand Economics Papers(1)