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

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

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

Previous Position(s)

  • 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

  • Economics 1103, Intro - Macroeconomics

  • Economics 1102, Intro - Microeconomics

Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • Economics 2020, Introductory Macroeconomics

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). 

Graduate Student Supervision and Training

  • Thesis Committee Member:

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

  • Research Assistants:

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

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

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

University Service

  • University Committees:

    • Department Curriculum Committee (Member, 2017-)

    • Department Research and Ethics Committee (Member, 2017-)

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

  • Media:

  • External Service:

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

Grants and Fellowships

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. Start-up Research Funds, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine.

   Amount: $50,000 per annum.

   Date: August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2019.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. PhD. Graduate Scholarship, McMaster University.

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

10. 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.

 

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

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

Peer Reviewed Publications

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

  2. 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. Gibson, Grant and Luc Clair. “Oh Brother How Art Thou? Differential Reporting of Unmet Need - Evidence From Ontario” (Revise & Resubmit)

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.

Unpublished Manuscripts

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

   University.

 

Works in Progress
  1. Estimating the Relationship Between Cardiovascular Health and the Dementia

  2. Estimating the Cost of Peripheral Artery Disease in Manitoba

  3. Bandwidth Selection For Probability Weighted Kernel Density Estimation

Referee Activities
  • Advances in Econometrics

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
  • Department of Economics Seminar, University of Manitoba, September 28, 2018, “Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Estimation Using Complex Survey Data”.

  • 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 

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