Faculty members in the Department of Economics have a wide variety of research interests and are engaged in cutting-edge theoretical advances and policy development in Canada, as well as other countries. Members of the Department of Economics have received research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the International Development Research Centre, Human Resources Development Canada, Status of Women Canada, and BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. Faculty members have also provided consulting services to the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and Northern Health.
- Professor and Chair
- MA INTS Co-Chair
Supervises in: PhD Health Sciences ; MA Development Economics ; MA International StudiesDr. Safaei's main research is on social determinants of health, political economy of health and healthcare, social policy and welfare systems, health inequity, and human rights. His research interests spread to macroeconomics and the chronic issues of poverty and inequality
- Professor, Department of Economics
- Associate Professor
Supervises in: MA Development Economics ; MA International Studies ; MA NRES
Phone:250-960-5302Email:Office:ADM 3071Before joining UNBC, Dr. Freylejer taught at the University of Toronto and was a researcher on an SSHRC/CURA-funded research project focused on living standards. Dr. Freylejer teaches ECON 498/698 Special Topics: International Macroeconomics and ECON 101 Macroeconomics and Econ 311 Intermediate...
- Assistant Professor
- Assistant Professor
Supervises in: MA Development EconomicsDr. Kelly joined the Department of Economics at UNBC in September 2020. Prior to starting at UNBC, he completed a PhD and MSc in Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph, as well as a BSc in Economics from the University of Victoria and a Diploma in Business...
Supervises in: MA International Studies ; MA Development EconomicsI am a Professor of Economics with primary teaching areas in Labour Economics, Women and the Economy, and Poverty, Inequality and Development. In teaching economics, I strive to help students investigate contemporary issues using multiple economic perspectives and taking account of institutional...