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Dr. Laura Brown

Dr. Brown is an associate professor of economics at the University of Manitoba. Her teaching and research interests include microeconomics, international trade, mathematical economics, and the economics of gender.

Along with collaborators Elizabeth Troutt (economics) and Susan Prentice (sociology), Brown authored a 2007 paper on Sex and Salaries at the University of Manitoba: Systemic Discrimination in a Canadian University, as well as the 2011 followup study, Ten Years After: Sex and Salaries at a Canadian University.

Dr. John Loxley

Dr. Loxley is an economics professor at the University of Manitoba and the research co-ordinator of the global political economy program.

His research interests are in international finance, development and Aboriginal issues. He is the principal investigator of a SSHRC partnership grant in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the other universities in Manitoba, the Manitoba government and many inner-city and Aboriginal community organizations.

The Manitoba Research Alliance is looking into poverty in inner-city and Aboriginal communities.

Loxley has also undertaken significant research into the funding of First Nations child and family services and is an expert witness on behalf of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada in its case before the Canada Human Rights Commission on the underfunding of services to First Nations communities.

Loxley has been a board member at numerous local organizations, including Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin (the Aboriginal Youth Housing Renovation Project for ex-inmates), Pollock’s Hardware Co-op, and SEED Winnipeg, a micro financing and community economic development agency working in the inner city of Winnipeg. He has also served as an economic advisor on macro-economic reform to a number of overseas governments, such as the Mandela government of South Africa and several international institutions.

Dr. John Serieux

Many experts thought that the global economic crisis of 2008-2009 would have major consequences for lesser developed economies, like that in Malawi. To their surprise, Malawi’s economy grew.

Although this economic measure might suggest all was well in Malawi, Dr. John Serieux found otherwise: donations and funding for HIV/AIDS programming in Malawi – a country with one of the highest prevalance rates – drastically dropped and could not meet demands for services during the crisis.

His research stresses the need for policy that protects these and other vulnerable groups from funding declines during crises.

Serieux studies disadvantage within the areas of development economics, international finance and political economy. He is an associate professor of economics at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Elizabeth Troutt

Dr. Troutt is an assistant professor of economics. She focuses on environmental and resource economics in addition to studying the non-profit sector. Her interests include sustainable development, non-market valuation and environmental policy.

Along with collaborators Laura Brown (economics) and Susan Prentice (sociology), Troutt authored a 2007 paper on Sex and Salaries at the University of Manitoba: Systemic Discrimination in a Canadian University, as well as the 2011 followup study, Ten Years After: Sex and Salaries at a Canadian University.

Dr. Umut Oguzoglu

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