FullSizeRender (Edited)Christopher S. Cotton

Jarislowsky-Deutsch Chair in Economic & Financial Policy
and Director, John Deutsch Institute
Department of Economics, Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

Dunning Hall 230

I’m an applied microeconomist with wide-ranging interests in the areas of Public Economics, Political Economy, Education, and Experimental Economics.

Some of my research has involved lobbying and campaign finance reform. My recent discussion with the media on these topics: CBC, CBC againCBC yet again, Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, The Globe and Mail againCKNW (talk radio), the Vancouver Sun, and the Vancouver Sun again. My column on the topic at IRPP’s Policy Options.

Some of my other research involves the experimental analysis of education policies. This includes a series of academic field experiments in the Chicago area public schools. It also includes work evaluating educational interventions in developing countries through Limestone Analytics, a Canadian firm specializing in helping government agencies and international organizations implement and evaluate major projects in education, health, and other areas.