Gregor W. Smith | QED

Gregor W. Smith

1. Contact

Electronic mail: smithgw at econ dot queensu dot ca         Phone: (613) 533-6659

Mail: Department of Economics, Queen's University, Kingston Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada        Office: Room A520, Mackintosh-Corry Hall

2. Biographical Information

Douglas D. Purvis Professor of Economics         B.A. (Queen's); M.A. Hons. (St. Andrews); M.Phil, D.Phil (Nuffield College, Oxon)

Biographical Note        Research Associate, Center for International Price Research

3. Past Projects and Doctoral Students

My research is in open-economy macroeconomics, macroeconometrics, and economic history.

Here are lists of publications (with links to co-authors) and of past and current doctoral students. CV, IDEAS page, and citations page.

Here are some historical sterling/dollar exchange rates for 1860–1878, the 1920s, and the 1950s, that we have used in some published work.

My old M.A. macroeconomics lecture notes also are available here, as is a disclosure of outside activities.

4. Current Research

  • Adoption Costs of Financial Innovation: Evidence from Italian ATM Cards (with Kim Huynh, Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, and Angelika Welte, December 2016)
    (and the Technical Appendix)

  • Economic Research in Canada: Evolution and Convergence (with James Brander, April 2017), a paper for the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Economics Association

  • Commodity Currencies and Monetary Policy (with Michael B. Devereux, August 2018)

  • Two Types of (Slight) Flexibility in Bank of Canada Projections, 2003–2019 (May 2019) forthcoming in Canadian Public Policy. Data.