Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis

LCERPA began in 2005 as an association of economists, based at the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Director - Tammy Schirle

Dr. Tammy Schirle, Ph.D.(UBC)


Tammy Schirle became the Director of LCERPA in 2014. Tammy is an Associate Professor in Laurier's Economics Department, having first joined the department in 2006. She is a labour economist with interests in public policy, retirement and aging, income inequality, and gender. She often studies policies affecting the Canadian labour market and has published in several academic journals including the Journal of Labor Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics , and Canadian Public Policy.

What we do

LCERPA aims to support and promote high quality economic research. In addition to promoting research within our academic networks, we work with professional economists, government bodies, and community stakeholders to advance our collective understanding of economic trends, policy applications, and other economic and social issues.

LCERPA publishes a working paper series that is indexed with RePec. These papers, policy briefs, and other research of our members, can be found on our research pages.

LCERPA supports events that promote quality economic research and communicate academic research to the broader community. Visit our news and events pages for more information.

LCERPA works with regional stakeholders to improve the quality and visibility of regional economic data. Visit the WRCERG pages for more information.