Dr. Justin Wiltshire

Dr. Justin Wiltshire
Assistant Professor
Office: BEC 394

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 U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee and the U.S. 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

  1. Peri, G., Rury, D., and Wiltshire, J.C. (2022). The Economic Impact of Migrants from Hurricane Maria. Forthcoming in Journal of Human Resources. [link to PDF pre-print]