Dr. Kevin Andrew

Dr. Kevin Andrew
Position
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Credentials

PhD in Economics, Queen's University, Canada; MA in Economics, Carleton University, Canada; BBA, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Contact
Office: BEC 443

Expertise

  • Economic and Financial Risks Related to Climate Change
  • The Economics of Innovation
  • Applied Econometrics

Background

Kevin Andrew is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria.  He began working with Dr. Basma Majerbi and Dr. Michael King in February of 2021.  His current research focuses on the impact of risks related to climate change on the financial sector and the economy as a whole.  This research is being supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) in partnership with the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI). 

Kevin earned his doctorate at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) in Economics.  His thesis, titled “Essays on US Business Dynamics” focused on the decline in the US start-up rate and its implications for aggregate R&D and productivity.  Using data on publicly listed companies, this work documented that the returns to performing R&D are not uniform over the firm life cycle, with more mature firms having higher and more certain returns.  This work, as well as a follow up project on R&D spillovers, has direct consequences for the optimal design of R&D subsidies. 

Prior to joining the Gustavson School of Business, Kevin taught in the Department of Economics at the University of Victoria, the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s University.  He has also consulted for the Inlandsis Fund, which invests in emissions reduction projects throughout North America. 

Presentations

Andrew, K. (2020, November).  R&D Spillovers: The Importance of Heterogeneity.  Canadian Public Economics Working Group, Online.

Andrew, K. (2019, June).  The Decline in US Business Dynamism.  Canadian Economics Association Conference, Banff, Alberta. 

Recognition & Awards

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2013-2015)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2012-2013)

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Economics Association

Canadian Sustainable Finance Network