Additional department members

Postdoctoral fellows, Limited Term & Sessional lecturers:

Name Email
Abubakr Ayesh
Bijan Ahmadi
Kevin Andrew
Eric Chi
Brooklynn Comish-Trimble
Jason Hicks
Betty Johnson
Ben Lukenchuk
Fatemeh Mokhtarzadeh  
Shannon Pendergast
Omar Saleh
Eldar Sehic
Joel Tamosiunas
Olha Yermolenko
Linda Wong


Cross-listed faculty:

Jen Baggs
Associate Professor (Gustavson School of Business)
BEC 248

Adjunct professors:

Alexander Dow
Adjunct Professor
Sheila Dow
Adjunct Professor
Knick Harley
Adjunct Professor
Jill Horwitz
Adjunct Professor
John Janmaat
Adjunct Associate Professor
Richard Martin
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Alan Mehlenbacher
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Bradley Stennes
Adjunct Associate Professor
Lili Sun
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Emeritus faculty:

Merwan Engineer
Professor Emeritus

BA Hons (UBC) MA (Queen's) PhD (Queen’s). Dr. Merwan Engineer joined the department of Economics at UVic as Associate Professor in 1995 and was promoted to full Professor in 2001. Prior to coming to UVic, Merwan was a lecturer at Queen’s University and an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph. Dr. Engineer’s research interests lie mainly in monetary and macroeconomic theory as well as economic growth and development. Dr. Engineer has been published extensively during his career and has supervised over 40 graduate students as well as about 20 undergraduate honours students. In ongoing research, Dr. Engineer will continue to work on developing game-theoretic analyses of the political economy of climate change. The research aims to identify social and economic factors that might trigger a policy tipping point for a green economy.

Judith Clarke
Professor Emeritus

BCs Hons 1 & M.Ec (Monash, Au), PhD in Econometrics (Canterbury, Christchurch NZ). Judith Anne Clarke joined UVic in January, 1994, after obtaining her BEc (Hons I) and M.Ec. from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and her PhD, in econometrics, from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Dr Clarke’s research interests lie mainly in theoretical econometric issues that arise as a consequence of the practises of applied researchers. Dr Clarke has published widely in econometrics and statistics journals and had the pleasure of supervising over 30 MA and PhD students during her career.

Kenneth Avio
Professor Emeritus

BS (Oregon), MS (Purdue), PhD (Purdue). Ken Avio taught at the University of Western Ontario and Purdue University before joining the Department of Economics at UVic in 1974 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to professor in 1991 and served as department chair from 1983-86. His fields of interest are economics and philosophy, economic analysis of law, and economics of crime. Professor Avio retired in 2007.

David E. A. Giles
Professor Emeritus

BSc, MComm(Hons), PhD (Canterbury, NZ).  David Giles joined the Department of Economics as Professor in January 1994. He was previously Professor of Economics at the University of Canterbury (1986-1993), and Professor of Econometrics at Monash University (1978-1985). He served as Chair of the Department of Econometrics and O.R. at Monash for part of the latter period. His research covers many areas of econometrics and statistics, with special emphasis on inference, time-series and Bayesian methods. Professor Giles retired in 2017. In retirement he continues his econometrics research, holds several editorial positions, and maintains his blog, Econometrics Beat.

Carl Mosk
Professor Emeritus

AB (UCLA, Berkeley), MS (MIT), PhD (Harvard). Carl Mosk joined the Economics Department as a full Professor in 1988. His fields of interest include: Asian economic history, Japanese economy, population economics, economic development, economics of religion, international trade and migration, and the relationship between nationalism and industrialization.  Professor Mosk retired in 2016. In retirement, he continues his research, concentrating on the global relationship between religion and capitalism from the Ancient world to the modern era.

Malcolm Rutherford
Professor Emeritus

BA (Heriot-Watt), MA (Simon Fraser), PhD (Durham). Malcolm Rutherford joined the Department of Economics at UVic in 1977 as an instructor. He was promoted to professor in 1994 and served as department chair from 1991-1999. His fields of interest include: American economic institutionalism and the history and development of economic thought. Professor Rutherford retired in 2015.

Joseph Schaafsma
Professor Emeritus

BA (McMaster), MA (McMaster), PhD (Toronto). Joseph Schaafsma joined the Department of Economics in 1971 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to professor in 1996 and served as department chair from 2000-2005. His fields of interest are public finance, economics of human resources, and health economics. Professor Schaafsma retired in 2008.

John A. Schofield
Professor Emeritus

BA Hons (Durham), MBA (Indiana), MA (SFU), PhD (SFU). John Schofield held positions as research assistant, economist and teaching associate prior to joining the faculty of the Department of Economics at UVic in 1972 as assistant professor. He was promoted to professor in 1989. Professor Schofield held a number of administrative positions at UVic, including: Department Chair; Associate Vice-President, Academic; Dean of Arts & Science; and most recently, Acting Executive Director, Co-operative Education Programs. His fields of interest include: regional and urban economics; public finance; cost-benefit analysis; human resources economics; and economics of sport. Professor Schofield retired in 2006.

In Memoriam:

J. Colin H. Jones
Professor Emeritus

BA (Wales), MA (Montana State), PhD (Queen’s). Colin Jones was a lecturer at Montana State University and Queen’s University before joining the Department of Economics at UVic as an instructor in 1963. He achieved the first PhD in Economics from Queen's. Colin was promoted to professor in 1979 and served as department chair from 1999-2000. His fields of interest included: industrial organization; price theory; money and banking; and sports economics. Professor Jones retired in 2002 but continued to teach part-time until 2006. He passed away on October 11, 2019, at the age of 82 years. Colin is fondly remembered by his colleagues and was known as a wonderful and well-respected teacher.