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October 21, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Brian McCaig

Associate Professor (Economics)

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4941
Fax: 519-888-1015
Office Location: LH3092
Office Hours: Winter 2017: By appointment only
Personal Website:
Academic Background
BA (McMaster Universitiy), MA (University of Guelph), PhD (University of Toronto)

Prior to joining WLU in 2012, Dr. McCaig was a Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute. His research explores how households, workers, and firms respond to globalization in low-income countries, with a focus on Vietnam. His research has been published in top academic journals, including the Journal of International Economics and the American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings.

Research interests

International Trade and Economic Development

Selected publications

McCaig, Brian and Nina Pavcnik. 2015. "Informal employment in a growing and globalizing low-income country," American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 105(5), pp. 545-50.

McCaig, Brian. 2011. "Exporting out of poverty: Provincial poverty in Vietnam and U.S. market access," Journal of International Economics, 85(1), pp. 102-113

McCaig, Brian and Adonis Yatchew. 2007. "International welfare comparisons and nonparametric testing of multivariate stochastic dominance," Journal of Applied Econometrics, 22(5), pp.951-969.

McCaig, Brian and Thanasis Stengos. 2005. "Financial intermediation and growth: Some robustness results," Economics Letters, 88(3), pp. 306-312.