Welcome to LCERPA

The Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis is an association of economists, based at the School of Business and Economics. LCERPA aims to support and promote high quality economic research. Follow the links to find our more about our members, our research, and our activities.


Brian McCaig - Informal employment in a growing and globalizing low-income country

Vietnam is a fast growing, industrializing country where the workforce is shifting from the informal to the formal sector, according to research by Dr. Brian McCaig and his coauthor. Younger, better educated, urban workers are more likely to transition to the formal sector, particularly migrants. However, poorly educated, older rural women face little prospect of entering the formal sector.
Read the paper in the American Economic Review.
View the pre-publication version.

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News and Events

Climate Change Canada Conference
February 18-20

This two day event brings together scholars, policy experts, practitioners and students to take stock of Canada’s existing climate policies and to discuss future policy options in light of an evolving political and policy landscape.
Find out more by visiting the conference website


LCERPA presents Economic Outlook 2015, featuring keynote speakers Derek Burleton (VP and Deputy Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group) and Dr. Jeffry Frieden (Harvard University).
Join us Tuesday November 10th, 2015, 6:30pm at the CIGI Auditorium in Waterloo.
Find more information about the event here.


Economist-in-Residence Speaker Series

The Lazaridis School welcomes Dr. Jeffry Frieden, Professor of Government, Harvard University, as our 2015 Economist-in-Residence. Dr. Frieden will visit Tuesday November 10th, 2015.
Find more information about the Economist-in-Residence and this event here..



Think Like a Canadian Economist

In cooperation with the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), LCERPA launches the TLCE video series in September 2015. Learn about the Canadian economy and policy, from the perspective of Canadian economists.
For more information, visit the TLCE website here.



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