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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
December 3, 2016
Canadian Excellence
Maria Gallego

Dr. Maria Gallego

Associate Professor (Economics)

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2635
Fax: 519.888.1015
Office Location: LH3017
Office Hours: Spring 2016: By appointment only
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Academic Background
BA (University of Los Andes, Bogota), MA (University of Toronto), PhD (University of Toronto)
Though born in Colombia, I lived in France, the United States, Yugoslavia, finally ending up in Canada. I completed my baccalureate studies in Economics at the University of Los Andes in BogotÓ (Colombia). After working for the Foreign Trade Agency of the Colombian government I came to Canada where I earned a Masters of Arts and a PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto. I was a faculty member at Concordia University and at the University of Toronto, before coming to Laurier in 1995. My interests are mainly in governance and political economy issues. For my PhD dissertation I studied how economic shocks affect the fate of dictators and elected leaders. Throughout my graduate studies I became interested in policy making in parliamentary democracies. My scholarship includes applications of economic analysis in political economy and bargaining. Current research interests include the selection of bargaining solutions when bargaining opponents may be of different types, modeling intergovernmental negotiations, and understanding how voters influence policies in multi-party (>3) parliamentary democracies such as Canada. In the policy area I am interested modeling multilateral negotiations such those encountered in the intergovernmental federal negotiations between the Canadian Federal and Provincial governments or the multi-lateral negotiations of the European Union.


Public Economics, intergovernmental federalism, Microecomic foundations of Macroeconomic policy modeling, Game theory, Political Economy and Bargaining theory
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