Dr. Donn Feir

Dr. Donn Feir
Associate Professor
Office: BEC 380


Area of expertise

Indigenous economics, applied microeconometrics, and economic history

Donn Feir is an applied labor economist and economic historian who has published on reconciliation, modern Indigenous labor market experiences, health, and the impact of historic policies on Indigenous economies and people. Donn is a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics and the Center for Indian Country Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Donn received their Ph. D. from the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia.


  • Indigenous economics
  • Labour economics
  • Gender and household economics
  • Economic history
  • Applied econometrics

Research projects

  • The Long Term Effects of Indian Residential Schools
  • The Decline of the American Bison, Land, Treaties and Growth
  • The Slaughter of the Bison and Reversal of Fortunes on the Great Plains
  • Access to Finance for Indigenous Nations


Selected publications