Dr. Rob Gillezeau

Dr. Rob Gillezeau
Assistant Professor

CrossListed Econ On Leave

Office: BEC 374

PhD (U of M)

Area of expertise

Economic history, Labour Economics, Public Policy

Rob Gillezeau joined the Department of Economics at the start of 2016. Prior to joining the department, he served as the Chief Economist in the Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition in Ottawa. He received his MA and PhD from the University of Michigan.

Rob's research applies causal methodology from labour economics to answer questions in modern American and Canadian economic history. His work has examined questions related to the interaction of the War on Poverty and the 1960s race riots, the growth of the North American trade union movement, and the role that the Transatlantic slave trade played in the development of ethnicity on the African continent.


  • ECON 410A, Problems of Canadian Microeconomic Policy​

Selected publications

  • Gillezeau, R. and Cunningham, J.P., 2018. "Racial Differences in Police Use of Force: Evidence from the 1960s Civil Disturbances," AEA Papers and Proceedings, 108.
  • Gilleazeau, R. and Feir, D., 2018. "Return to the Homeland? The Impact of the Great Recession on Employment Outcomes and Labour Mobility for Native Americans," Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy, 1-15.
  • Gillezeau, R. and Cunningham, J.P., 2018. "The Effects of the Neighbourhood Legal Services Program on Riots and the Wealth of African Americans," Russell Sage Foundation.