Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Department of Economics, Rm 4BC25

     University of Winnipeg

     460 Portage Avenue

     Winnipeg, MB R3C 0E8

  • Tel: (204) 789-4216

 

Academic Profiles and Website

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics (2017), McMaster University (Supervisor Dr. Jeffrey Racine)

  • M.A. Economics (2012), Memorial University of Newfoundland (Supervisor Dr. Doug May)

  • B.Sc. Pure Mathematics and Economics (2008), Memorial University of Newfoundland 

Current Positions

  • Associate Professor (2022-), Department of Economics, The University of Winnipeg

  • Principal Investigator (2017-), Ag/Health Economics, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine

  • Assistant Professor, Part-Time Nil-Salary (2019-), Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

Previous Position(s)

  • Assistant Professor (2017-2022), Department of Economics, The University of Winnipeg

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2017), Department of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Fields of Specialization

  • ​Health Economics

  • Econometrics and Statistics

Professional Affiliations

  • ​Canadian Economics Association

  • Canadian Health Economic Association

  • Canadian Econometrics Study Group

  • American Economics Association

Courses Taught

The University of Winnipeg

Graduate

  • GECON 7000, M.A. in Applied Economics Research Project

  • GECON 7003, Cost-Benefit Analysis

Undergraduate

  • ECON 1102, Intro - Microeconomics

  • ECON 1103, Intro - Macroeconomics

  • ECON 1201, Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics

  • ECON 3201, Introduction to Econometrics

  • ECON 3310, Economics of Canadian Health Care

Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • Economics 2020, Introductory Macroeconomics

Student Supervision and Training

  • Thesis Supervisor

    • ​Dhingra, Vaishali (2022, M.A. in Applied Economics, University of Winnipeg)

  • Thesis Committee Member:

    • Khawar, Hibah (2018, M.Sc Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba)

  • Research Assistants:

    • Kashton, Jared (2021-present, M.A. Economics, York University)

    • Ahmed, Jamil (2020-2021, M.A. in Applied Economics, University of Winnipeg)

    • Epp, Tiffani (2020, B.A. University of Manitoba)

    • Goulet-Kilgor, Callum (2020, B.B.A. University of Winnipeg)

    • Eze, Nkiruka (2019-2020, M.A. Economics, University of Lancaster)

    • Awowole, Olusegun (2018, M.A. Economics, University of Winnipeg)

    • Ezeani, Chukwudi (2018, M.A. Economics, University of Winnipeg)​​

  • Teaching Assistants

    • ​Charlotte Belbas, Lab instructor for Econ 3201 Introduction to Econometrics, September 7 - December 6, 2021.

    • Sadia Zohaib (MAE, University of Winnipeg), TA for Econ 1201 Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business, September 8 - December 4, 2020.

    • Joy Dakil (MAEP, University of Winnipeg), TA for Econ 1201 Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business, January 6 - April 4, 2020.

  • Mentorship:

    • 2021 CRDCN Policy challenge mentor for Adelia Jacobs, MSc Human Nutrition, University of British Columbia

Teaching Assistantships

  • Graduate:​

      Econometrics I, McMaster University.

      Microeconomics Theory for Public Policy, McMaster University. 

     

  • Undergraduate:

      Public Sector Economics, McMaster University.

      Introductory Macroeconomics, McMaster University.

      Intermediated Microeconomics, McMaster University.

      Economics Clinic, McMaster University.

      Introductory Macroeconomics, McMaster University.

      Introduction to Game Theory, McMaster University.

      Introductory Macroeconomics, McMaster University.

      International Monetary Economics, McMaster University. 

     

  • Other:

       

      English Teacher (2008-2009), Lycée Gambetta (Tourcoing, France). 

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University Service

 

Committees

  • University-Level Committees:

    • Senate Student Appeals Committee (Member, (2021-)

    • University Study Leave Committee (Member, 2020-)

  • Department-Level Committees:

    • Department Research and Ethics Committee (Chair, 2021-)

    • 2021-2022 Department Personnel Sub-Committee for Candidate Search (Member)

    • Department Curriculum Committee (Member, 2017-)

    • 2017-2018 Department Personnel Sub-Committee for Candidate Search (Member)

Events

  • Open House 2021, February 10, 2021

  • First Year Orientation, September 2, 2020

  • Open House 2019, February 20, 2019

Media

External Service

  • Volunteer at the Cardiac Classic Golf Tournament, August 13th, 2018

Grants and Fellowships

1. University of Winnipeg Major Research Grant, principal investigator.

   Title: Estimating the Relationship Between Cardiovascular disease and Dementia: $7,500

   Date: July 15 2021 - July 14, 2022

2. Canadian Agriculture Partnership - Processing and Value Added Grant, with Miyoung Suh (PI), Champa

   Wijekoon, Glen Ross, James House, and Joan Niquanicappo

   Title: Smart Vertical Farm for Health in Northern Communities Amount: $454,445

   Date: April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2023

 

3. Canadian Agriculture Partnership - Research and Innovation Grant, principal investigator with Dr. Carl Taylor and

   Nkiru Eze.

   Title: Socioeconomic Impact of Legume-Based Health Care Intervention for Treating Peripheral Artery Disease

   Amount: $35,000

   Date: April 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021

 

4. University of Winnipeg Major Research Grant, principal investigator with Dr. Carl Taylor and Nkiru Eze.

   Title: Estimating the Cost of Peripheral Artery Disease in Manitoba Amount: $7,500

   Date: April 1, 2019 - August 31, 2021

 

5. Canada Agriculture Partnership - Research and Innovation, co-investigator with Dr. Delfin Rodrigez-Leyva  

   (Principal Investigator), and Dr. Grant Pierce.

   Title: The effect of flax milk on arterial hypertension: Evaluation of blood pressure response

           by 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

   Amount: $103,825

   Date: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2021

6. Canada Agriculture Partnership - Research and Innovation, co-investigator with Dr. Davinder

   Jassal (Principal Investigator), Dr. Grant Pierce, and Dr. Pawan Singal.

   Title: Flaxseed prevents broken hearts in breast cancer (CANFLAX study)

   Amount: $229,113

   Date: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2022

7. Canada Agriculture Partnership - Research and Innovation, co-investigator with Dr. Harold

   Aukema (Principal Investigator), Dr. Grant Pierce, Dr. Carla Taylor, Dr. Peter Zahradka,

   and Dr. Samantha Pauls.

   Title: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Flax Oil

   Amount: $103,258

   Date: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2021

8. Canada Agriculture Partnership - Grain Innovation Hub, co-investigator with Dr. Ben Albensi

   (Principal Investigator), Dr. Mandana Modirrousta, Dr. Colleen Millikin, and Dr. Grant

   Pierce.

   Title: Effects of dietary Flaxseed on Memory and Cognition.

   Amount: $215,373

   Date: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2021

9. ManitobaMedical Service Foundation Operating Grant, principal investigator with collaborators

   Dr. Hope Anderson (CCARM) and Dr. Chris Anderson (University of Manitoba).

   Title: Estimating the Relationship Between Cardiovascular Health and the Use of Neurodegenerative

           Pharmaceuticals.

   Amount: $30,000

   Date: April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2019

10. Newfoundland and Labrador SUPPORT Patient-Oriented Research Grand, co-investigator with Dr. Sheila 

    Garland (Principal Investigator), Ken Fowler, Karine Calfour, Geoff Eaton, Breanna Lane.

    Title: Young Adults with Cancer in their Prime (YAC PRIME): A Patient Oriented Collaborative Study
    Amount: $75,000.
    Date: June 1 2017 - May 31, 2018.

11. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Collaborative Applied Reseach in Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

     Title: A Review of the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Care System: An Economist’s Perspective
     Amount: $55,000.
     Date: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017.

12. PhD. Graduate Scholarship, McMaster University.

    Amount: $7200 per annum.
    Date: Academic Years 2012 - 2016.

13. Travel Award, Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference.

     Title: Prevalence Estimates of Five Mental Health Conditions: A Comparison of Approaches Amount: $500
     Date: June 1, 2015.

 

14. M.A. Graduate Scholarship, Memorial University of Newfoundland,

     Amount: $5000.
     Date: September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Clair, Luc, Hope Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Okechukwu Ekuma, and Heather Prior. (Forthcoming). “Cardiovascular Disease and the Risk of Dementia: A Survival Analysis Using Administrative Data from Canada”. Canadian Journal of Public Health.

  2. Riediger, Natalie, Laplante, Jeffrey, Mudryj, Adriana, and Clair, Luc. (2022). “Examining differences in diet quality between Canadian Indigenous and non-Indigenous adults: results from the 2004 and 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey Nutrition Surveys”. The Canadian Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.17269/s41997-021-00580-x.

  3. Riediger, Natalie, Laplante, Jeffrey, Mudryj, Adriana, and Clair, Luc. (2021). “Diet quality among Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and youth in Canada in 2004 and 2015: a repeated cross-sectional design”. Public Health Nutrition. Jun 10:1-10. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980021002561

  4. Mahon KN, SN Garland, G Eaton, K Chalifour, BE Lane, K Fowler, L Gambin, and L Clair. (2021). “The Financial Impact of Cancer on Canadian Young Adults”. Journal of Cancer Survivorship : Research and Practice.

  5. Pauls, Samantha, Youjia Du, Luc Clair, Tanja Winter, Harold M. Aukema, Carla G. Taylor, Peter Zahradka. (2020). “Impact of Age, Menopause, and Obesity on Oxylipins Linked to Vascular Health”. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 41(2): 883-897.

  6. Gibson, Grant and Luc Clair. (2019). “Oh Brother How Art Thou? Differential Reporting of Unmet Need - Evidence from Ontario”. Social Science and Medicine. 243. 112632.

  7. Clair, Luc. (2019). “Nonparametric Kernel Regression Using Complex Survey Data”. Advancesin Econometrics. Vol. 39.

  8. Moghadasian, Mohammed H., Luc Clair, Francesca Bonomini, Gaia Favero, and Rita Rezzani. (2018). “Obesity and Related Disorders: An International Perspective”. Current Research inDiabetes & Obesity Journal. 7(5): 55721.

Works Submitted for Publication

  1. Abo Aoun, Mohamed; Meek, Benjamin; Clair, Luc; Wikstrom, Sara; Prasad, Benjamin; Modirrousta, Mandana. ”Prognostic factors in major depressive disorder: comparing responders and non-responders to Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), a naturalistic retrospective chart review”. Revise and Resubmit at The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Working Papers

  1. Private Supplemental Insurance and Mental Health Care Utilization in Canada: An Investigation using Nonparametric Estimation Methods. Collaborative Applied Research in Economics, Department of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Technical Reports

  1. Clair, Luc, Angela Tan, Carla Taylor, and Peter Zahradka. “Estimating the Additional Health Care Costs Associated with Peripheral Artery Disease in Manitoba.” Prepared for Manitoba Agriculture on October 31, 2021.

  2. Clair, Luc. “Estimating the Economic Impact of Agri-Food-Based Health Care Interventions”. Prepared for Manitoba Agriculture on March 31, 2021.

Unpublished Manuscripts

1. Nonparametric Kernel Estimation Methods using Complex Survey Data (2016), PhD Thesis, McMaster

   University.

 

Works in Progress
  • Probability-Weighted Nonparametric Conditional PDF Estimation

  • Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Estimation Using Complex Survey Data

  • Socioeconomic Impact of Pulse-Based Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease

  • Nonparametric Multiple Imputation.

  • Writing an R package for nonparametric kernel estimation methods for survey data.

  • Genome 360 Phase II: Manitoba’s Provincial Applied Genomics Enterprise Platform.

  • The effect of flax milk on arterial hypertension: Evaluation of blood pressure response by 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. with Dr. Delfin Rodrigez-Leyva, and Dr. Grant Pierce.

  • Flaxseed prevents broken hearts in breast cancer (CANFLAX study). With Dr. Davinder Jassal, Dr. Grant Pierce, and Dr. Pawan Singal.

  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Flax Oil. With Dr. Grant Pierce, Dr. Carla Taylor, Dr. Peter Zahradka, and Dr. Samantha Pauls.

  • Effects of dietary Flaxseed on Memory and Cognition. With Dr. Ben Albensi, Dr. Mandana Modirrousta, Dr. Colleen Millikin, and Dr. Grant Pierce.

Referee Activities

Academic Journals

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  • Reviewed chapters in “Macroeconomics: Canada in the Global Economy, 11the Edition” for Pearson Publishing.

  • Quality of Life Research

  • Advances in Econometrics

Textbooks

  • Reviewed chapters in “Macroeconomics: Canada in the Global Economy, 11the Edition” for Pearson Publishing.

Grant Selection Committees

  • Genome Canada

Research Experience
  • Research Assistant (2016), Dr. Jeremiah Hurley, Dean, Faculty of Social Science, McMaster University.

  • Research Assistant (2014-2015), Dr. Rick Audas, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

  • Research Policy Analyst (2012), St. John’s Board of Trade, St. John’s NL.

 

Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures
  • Dementia Journal Club, University of Manitoba, February 25, 2021. “Estimating the Relationship Between CVD and dementia”.

  • Department of Community Health Sciences Bold Ideas Colloquium Series, University of Manitoba, February 7, 2020, “Nonparametric Econometric Methods and their Applications to Health Data”.

  • Millennium Library Skywalk Lecture Series, Winnipeg, Manitoba February 5, 2020, “Estimating the Relationship Between Cardiovascular Disease and Dementia”.

  • Canadian Research Data Centre Network 2019 National Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 24th, 2019, “Estimating the Relationship Between Cardiovascular Disease and Dementia”.

  • St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, May 30, 2019, “Agriculture and Health Economics at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre”.

  • Manitoba Agriculture, April 26, 2019, “Agriculture and Health Economics at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre”.

  • Department of Economics Seminar, University of Manitoba, September 28, 2018, “Probability-Weighted Nonparametric Conditional PDF Estimation”.

  • 52nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, McGill University, June 3, 2018, “Private Supplemental Insurance and Mental Health Care Utilization in Canada: An Investigation using Nonparametric Estimation Methods”.

  • Food for Thought Seminar, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, December 12, 2017, “Health Economics: Theory, Methods, and Applications”.

  • Department of Seminar, College of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba, November 29, 2017, “Private Supplemental Insurance and Mental Health Care Utilization in Canada: An Investigation using Nonparametric Estimation Methods”.

  • Bank of Canada Conference on the Econometrics of Survey Data: Theory and Applications, Bank of Canada, October 18, 2017. “Nonparametric Kernel Regression Using Complex Survey Data”.

  • Department of Economics Seminar, Memorial University of Newfoundland, September 8, 2017, “Private Supplemental Insurance and Mental Health Care Utilization in Canada: An Investigation using Nonparametric Estimation Methods”.

  • 51st Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, St. Francis Xavier University, June 2, 2016, “Probability-Weighted Nonparametric Conditional PDF Estimation”.

  • 50th Anniversary of the Department of Economics at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Invited), March 1, 2017, “Supplemental Health Insurance and the Use of Mental Health Services in Canada”.

  • Department of Economics Seminar, University of Winnipeg, February 3, 2017, “Probability-Weighted Nonparametric Conditional PDF Estimation”.

  • 50th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, University of Ottawa, June 4, 2016. “Nonparametric Kernel Regression using Complex Survey Data”.

  • NY Camp Econometrics (Poster), April 8-10, 2016, “Nonparametric Kernel Regression for Mixed Data Types Using Complex Survey Data”.

  • Department of Economics Seminar, McMaster University, January 5, 2016, “Nonparametric Kernel Regression for Mixed Data Types Using Complex Survey Data”.

  • Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities Symposium on Child and Youth Mental Health (Invited), August 19, 2015, “Sharing Information and Using Large Data Sets Across Sectors for Collective Impact”.

  • Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference, June 1, 2015, “Prevalence Estimates of Five Mental Health Conditions: A Comparison of Approaches”.

Languages

• English (Native)
• French: read, write, speak