Ross Hickey

Associate Professor

Economics, Faculty of Management
Office: EME 4154
Phone: 250.807.8653

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Research Summary

Public finance and political economy; fiscal policy (government expenditure and taxation) and how it is influenced by interactions within a hierarchy of governments (municipal, provincial and federal); elections; lobbying activity.

Courses & Teaching

Public finance; empirical economics; macroeconomics


I am an associate professor of economics jointly appointed to the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Arts and Social. My research focuses on charities, lobbying, and other aspects of public finance and political economy.

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PhD, Simon Fraser University

Selected Publications & Presentations

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Recent Publications:

Hickey, Ross. “Policy Forum: First Nations Property Taxation and Governance in British Columbia, Canadian Tax Journal, 69.3 (2021): 873-87.

Hickey, Ross, Mongrain, Steeve, Roberts, Joanne and Tanguy van Ypersele. Private Protection and Public Policing, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 23.1 (February 2021): 5-28.

Hickey, Ross, Minaker, Bradley, and A. Abigail Payne. “The Sensitivity of Charitably Giving to the Timing and Salience of Tax Credits” National Tax Journal, 72.1 (March 2019): 79-110.


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