Media

LCERPA members offer expertise in a wide range of topics. On this page we provide information on some of our members' expertise, availability for media commentary, and examples of past commentary. Please contact members directly, or contact LCERPA's Director (lcerpa@wlu.ca) for more information.

David Johnson

Expertise Education, macroeconomics, international finance
Interviews Print, Radio, TV
Web presence Laurier website
In the news National Post: Full comment: Don't let standardized tests be a casualty of Ontario's negotiations with teachers May 21, 2015.
Contact djohnson@wlu.ca , 519-884-0710 x 2540

Christine Neill

Expertise Labour, public policy, education, crime
Interviews Print, Radio, TV
Web presence Personal website
Twitter @chris_m_neill
In the news Waterloo Record: From smokestacks to robots, manufacturing is evolving in Waterloo Region April 4, 2015.
CBC News: Tax credits not the best way to help students January 28, 2014.
Contact cneill@wlu.ca , 519-884-0710 x 2469

Brian McCaig

Expertise International Trade, Economic Development
Interviews Print, Radio, TV
Web presence Personal website
In the news New York Times: How Much Do We Really Know About Global Trade’s Impacts? September 6, 2016.
Contact bmccaig@wlu.ca , 519-884-0710 x 4941

William Morrison

Expertise Air transportation, behavioural economics, applied microeconomics and strategy
Interviews Print, Radio, TV
Web presence Laurier website
In the news Yahoo News Canada: Leaked TSA behaviour screening checklist prompts questions about Canadian airport security April 6, 2015.
Contact wmorrison@wlu.ca , 519-884-0710 x 2570

Bradley Ruffle

Expertise Experimental economics, behavioral, industrial organization
Interviews Print, Radio, TV
Web presence Laurier website
In the news Daily Mail: Why attractive women job applicants should NOT enclose a photo with CV May 14, 2015.
The Economist: Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful March 31, 2012.
Contact bruffle@wlu.ca , 519-884-0710 x 4470

Tammy Schirle

Expertise Labour, public policy, retirement, gender, pensions
Interviews Print, Radio, TV
Web presence IRPP Policy Options Blog
Personal website
Twitter @tammyschirle
In the news CBC Radio One Kitchener: Live interview with Craig Norris; Gender wage gaps, April 20, 2015.
Globe and Mail quote: Ottawa failing to include First Nations in key employment data January 23, 2015.
Globe Debate commentary: Why is Ottawa giving me a child care benefit I don’t need? October 14, 2014.
BNN: Discussing ORPP July 11, 2014.
Contact tschirle@wlu.ca , 519-884-0710 x 3849

Christos Shiamptanis

Expertise Fiscal Sustainability, Sovereign Default, Macroeconomics
Interviews Print, Radio, TV
Web presence Personal website
In the news CTV Kitchener: Gas prices December 2014.
BBC quote: US housing market June 2011
Contact cshiamptanis@wlu.ca , 519-884-0710 x 2301

Justin Smith

Expertise Economics of Education, Charitable Giving
Interviews Print, Radio, TV
Web presence Personal website
Twitter @JustinSmithWLU
In the news Newstalk 770 Calgary: Live discussion of full-day kindergarten, September, 2014.
Globe and Mail Op Ed: Why principals may be the key to your child’s success September, 2014.
Canadian Family Magazine, Interview about kindergarten redshirting: Academic redshirting: should you hold your child back a year? March, 2014.
CTV Kitchener: Live interview about Bill 115, September, 2013
CBC Radio Manitoba: Live interview about month of birth and education outcomes, January, 2010
Contact jusmith@wlu.ca , 519-884-0710 x 4554

Steffen Ziss

Expertise Industrial Organization, Mergers, Vertical Restraints and Contracting
Interviews Print, Radio, TV
Web presence Laurier website
Contact sziss@wlu.ca , 519-884-0710 x 2776