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Photo of Dr. Justin Wiltshire by the ocean

Assistant professor


Office: BEC 394 250-853-3917
PhD (UC Davis)
Area of expertise:
Labour economics, urban/regional economics, applied microeconomics


Justin Wiltshire received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Davis. His research explores the dynamic interplay of local labor market conditions, industrial composition, housing prices, migration, and government intervention.

His work has been featured in numerous media outlets and has been referenced in testimony before the US Congressional Joint Economic Committee and the US House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth.

Before joining UVic he was a postdoctoral scholar with the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED) at the University of California, Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, where he remains an affiliate.


  • labour economics
  • urban/regional economics
  • public economics
  • applied econometrics
  • Indigenous economics
  • environmental economics


  •  ECON 313, Intermediate Microeconomics II

Selected publications