University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Economics - Laura K. Brown
Laura K. Brown

PhD (Queen's University)

Phone: (204) 474-9393
Fax:      (204) 474-7681
Mailing Address:
  Department of Economics
  University of Manitoba
  549 Fletcher Argue Building
  15 Chancellors Circle
  Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 5V5


Fields of Specialization

  • Economics of Gender
  • Labour Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • International Trade

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Brown, Laura K., and Elizabeth Troutt.  2017.  A re-analysis of the trade and welfare effects of export subsidies. Applied Economics Letters. (published online 26 May 2017). Abingdon, U.K.: Taylor-Francis.
  • Brown, Laura K., and Elizabeth Troutt.  2017.  Sex and salaries at a Canadian university:  the song remains the same or the times they are a changin’?  Canadian Public Policy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 43(3): 15 pages.
  • Brown, Laura K., Susan Prentice, and Elizabeth Troutt.  2011.  Ten years after: Sex and Salaries at a Canadian University. Canadian Public Policy.  37 (2): 239-255.
  • Brown, Laura, Elizabeth Troutt, Cynthia Edwards, Brian Gray and Wanjing Hu.  2011. A uniform price auction for conservation easements in the Canadian prairies. Environmental and Resource Economics. 50:49-60. DOI 10.1007/s10640-011-9461-2
  • Brown, Laura and Elizabeth Troutt.  2007. Reporting does not Equal Accountability. International Journal of Public Administration. 30(January):209-225.
  • Moshiri, Saeed and Laura Brown.  2004.  “Measuring Asymmetric Unemployment over the Business Cycle,” Journal of Forecasting.  23: 479 – 511.
  • Brown, Laura and Elizabeth Troutt.  2004.  "Funding relations between nonprofits and government:  A positive example. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 33(1, March):5 – 27.
  • Brown, Laura and Elizabeth Troutt.  2004.  “A Cooperative Approach To Accountability: Manitoba’s Family Violence Prevention Program”  International Journal of Public Administration.  Vol 27, Issue 5, pp. 309 – 330, May 2004.
  • Brown, Laura and Chris Ferrall.  2003.  “Unemployment Insurance and the Business Cycle”  International Economic Review.  44(3, August)  863 - 893.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters and Reports

  • Numerous authors.  2017.  Chapter 4:  Direct and indirect drivers of change in biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people.  International Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Regional Assessment for the Americas.  Under revision  following global external review. (
  • Brown, Laura and Elizabeth Troutt.  2003. “Stability and Stress in the Relationship between Government and the Nonprofit Sector: The Case of Manitoba.”  in Interesting Times and the Voluntary Sector: Evolving Relationships, Regulations and Fiscal Realities. McGill-Queen’s University Press,  177- 217.
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada.  2001. A Technical Proposal for the Conservation Easement Price Discovery Pilot Project. (authored by Laura Brown, Elizabeth Troutt and staff from Ducks Unlimited Canada.  (document reviewed by five economists who are international experts in environmental economics and auction theory).
  • Stephan Barg, Laura Brown, Aaron Cosbey, Elizabeth Troutt, Allen Tyrchniewicz and Sarah Van Exan.  2001.  Environmental Protection and Business Competitiveness, Public Policy Forum, No. 56.
  • Brown, Laura and Elizabeth Troutt.  2000. “The NonProfit Sector in Manitoba:  A Baseline Study”  in The NonProfit Sector in Canada: Roles and Relationships, Keith G. Banting, ed. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 191 - 228.
  • Steve Barg, Laura Brown, Chantal Guertin and Elizabeth Troutt.  2000.  Ecological Fiscal Reform Project:  A Context Paper, National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy refereed report.
  • Stephan Barg, Laura Brown, Attah Boame, Linda Deriviere, Elizabeth Troutt, Dominique Wranik-Lohrenz, with Marlene Roy.  2000.  Analysis of Ecological Fiscal Reform Activity in Canada, National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy refereed report.
  • Brown, Laura.  1997.  “Canada, Globalization and Free Trade:  The Past is New!”  Canada:  Horizons 2000.  Presses Universitaires de Saint Boniface, 107-123.