University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Economics - Wayne D. Simpson
Wayne D. Simpson

PhD (London School of Economics)

Phone: (204) 474-6174
Fax:      (204) 474-7681
Mailing Address:
  Department of Economics
  University of Manitoba
  642 Fletcher Argue Building
  15 Chancellors Circle
  Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 5V5

Fields of Specialization

  • Labour Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Social Policy
  • Applied Microeconomics

Selected Publications (as of September, 2013)

  • “Canadian Economics in Decline:  Implications for Canada’s Economics Journals,” Canadian Public Policy XXXVIII, no. 4, 2012, 445-470 (with J. C. H. Emery).
  • “Effective tool or effectively hollow?  Balanced budget legislation in Western Canada,” Canadian Public Policy XXXVIII, no. 3, 2012, 291-313 (with J. Wesley).
  • “Information Technology and the Changing Workplace in Canada: Firm Level Evidence,” Industrial and Corporate Change 20, no. 6, 2011, 1601-1636 (with S. Moshiri).
  • “Explaining Declining Social Assistance Participation Rates: A Longitudinal Analysis of Manitoba Administrative and Population Data,” Canadian Public Policy XXXVII, no. 2, 2011, 163-181 (with H. Stevens and S. Frankel).
  • “The Declining Retirement Prospects of Immigrant Men,” Canadian Public Policy XXXVI, no. 3, 2010, 287-306 (with D. Hum).
  • “Examining Evidence of Financial & Credit Exclusion in Canada from 1999-2005,” Journal of Socio-Economics, vol. 38, 2009, 966-976 (with J. Buckland), available online at:
  • “A Panel Multinomial Logit Analysis of Elderly Living Arrangements: Evidence from Aging  in Manitoba Longitudinal Data,” Social Science and Medicine, vol. 65, 2007, 2539-2552 (with S. Sarma).
  • “The Legacy of Immigration: Labour Market Performance and Education in the Second Generation,” Applied Economics, vol. 39, no. 15, 2007, 1-25 (with D. Hum).
  • “A Microeconometric Analysis of Canadian Health Care Utilization,”  Health Economics, vol. 15, no. 3, 2006, 219-239 (with S. Sarma).
  • “Reinterpreting the Performance of Immigrant Wages from Panel Data,” Empirical Economics, vol. 29, no. 1, 2004, 129-147; also appearing in Badi Baltagi (ed.) Panel Data: Theory and Applications, Heidelberg and New York: Physica-Verlag, 2004, 29-148 (with D. Hum).
  • "Wage Opportunities for Visible Minorities in Canada," Canadian Public Policy, vol. 25, no. 3, 1999, 379-394 (with D. Hum).  Winner of the John Vanderkamp Prize for best article in Canadian Public Policy.