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Lindsay Tedds, PhD (McMaster)

Lindsay Tedds

Lindsay Tedds
Associate Professor

On Maternity Leave until May 2014

PhD (Economics)
McMaster University

MA (Economics)
University of Victoria

BA (with Distinction) (Economics)
University of Victoria

BA (Honours) (Political Science)
Carleton University


UVic Office: HSD A346
UVic Office Phone: 250.721.8068
Fax: 250.721.8849
E-mail: ltedds[at]uvic[dot]ca


Professional Information & Research Interests  |  Selected Publications  |  Grants & Awards  |  Recent Speaking Engagements & Event Participation  |  Courses Taught


Professional Information & Research Interests

Professional Information

Dr. Lindsay Tedds is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. Her primary research and teaching area is applied economic research and policy analysis, with a particular focus on tax policy. Lindsay has also held several posts with the Government of Canada in Ottawa in the areas of public economics and policy implementation.

Research Interests

  • Underground Economy

  • Tax Non-compliance

  • Economics of Taxation

  • Taxation and Executive Incentive Compensation

  • Insider Reporting Rules

  • User Fee Design and Implementation

  • Fertility and Tax Policy

  • Business Succession Planning

  • Creative Clusters

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Selected Publications

Books and Book Sections

Journal Articles

Popular Writings

Technical Documents

  • "Comments on National Instrument 55-104 Insider Reporting Requirements and Exemptions" (with Daniel Sandler and Ryan Compton), Ontario Securities Commission, March 2009.

  • "Review of Econometric Model for the Evaluation of Tobacco Control Initiatives in Canada" (with Lynda Gagné), Tobacco Control Programme, Health Canada, March 2008.

  • "Introduction to Data Analysis Using the UT/DLS: Microdata Analysis and Subsetting Service" (with Lynda Gagné and Jennifer Sullivan), available for download on the University of Toronto UT/DLS access page.

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • "User Fee Design by Canadian Municipalities: Considerations Arising from Case Law" (with Kelly Farish).

  • "User Fee Design by Canadian Municipalities? Design and Implementation Challenges Faced by Canadian Municipalities" (with Kelly Farish and Catherine Althaus, monograph in preparation for the Canadian Tax Foundation).

  • "Employment Under the Table: A Study of Firms in Developing Countries that Employ Informal Workers."

  • "A Study of Contract Duration: An Application of the Multinomially-inflated Zero truncated Poisson Model" (with David Giles).

  • "A Creative Cluster Policy Stategy for the Arts" (with Michael Braun and Lynne Siemens).

  • "How knowledge influences tax compliance in small businesses" (with Susan Sieg and Lynne Siemens).

  • "A Business Succession Plan Policy for Canadian Family-owned Businesses" (with Tamara Young, Jolie Wang, and Lynne Siemens).

  • "Economic determinants of birth seasonality in Canada" (with Janice Compton).

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Grants & Awards

  • Canadian Tax Foundation, $37,000, "When is a User Fee Actually a User Fee? Design and Implementation Challenges Faced by Canadian Municipalities."

  • University of Victoria Internal Research Grant, $6,935, "When is a User Fee Actually a User Fee? Design and Implementation Challenges Faced by Canadian Municipalities."

  • Standard Research Grants Program, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2008-09 Competition, $87,456 "OPTIONS BACKDATING in Canada - Examining the Evidence, Reasons and Response" (with Dr. Daniel Sandler (PI), Christopher Nicholls, and Ryan Compton).

  • Internal Research Grant Top-Up Award, University of Victoria: $800 (2011-12); $900 (2010-11); $800 (2009-10).

  • Scholarly Research and Artistic Performance Travel Grant, University of Victoria, $1000 (2011-12, 2010-11); $1350 (2009-10, 2008-09, & 2007-08).

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Recent Speaking Engagements & Event Participation

  • June/September 2012, "Learning to Play by the Disclosure Rules: Accuracy of Insider Reports in Canada, 1996-2011" at: Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, June 7-10, 2012; and Canadian Law and Economics Association Meetings, Toronto, Ontario, September 28-29, 2012.

  • October 2010: "Exploring a Potential Policy Framework to Support Succession Planning in Small and Family Businesses" Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Calgary, Alberta.

  • July/August/September 2009, "Quantifying the Benefits of Backdating: A Canada – US Comparison" at: Tax Policy: Perspectives from Law and Accounting, Toronto, Ontario; Tax Expenditures and Public Policy in Comparative Perspective, Toronto, Ontario; The Shadow Economy, Tax Evasion and Social Norms, Muenster, Germany.

  • May/July 2009, "Employment Under the Table: A Study of Firms in Developing Countries that Employ Informal Workers" at: Canadian Economics Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario May 29-31 and The Shadow Economy, Tax Evasion and Social Norms, Munster, Germany, July 23-26.

  • May 6-7 2009: "Tax Policy Changes in the 2009 Budget: Much Ado About Stimulus?" The 2009 Federal Budget: Challenge, Response and Retrospect, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

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Courses Taught

  • ADMN 502A: Research Design: Critical Appraisal of Information
  • ADMN 509: Public Sector Economics
  • ADMN 518: Economic Policy Analysis
  • ECON 595: Directed Studies

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