Laurel Wheeler, PhD, MA, MSc, BA

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Economics Dept
Email
lewheele@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Indigenous Economics Labor Economics Development Economics Urban Economics


About

I am an applied microeconomist with research interests in development and labor economics. I hold a PhD and an MA in economics from Duke University, an MSc in economics for development from the University of Oxford, and a BA in political science from the University of Florida. I was born and raised in the sunny state of Florida. 


´╗┐Personal Website:

sites.google.com/view/laurelewheeler/about/



Research

I study issues of poverty and inequality in low-income countries and in North America. My research is empirical and conducted with a view toward informing policy. My current research agenda focuses on Indigenous economic development and labor markets in low-income countries.


Teaching

Winter 2022

ECON 251 - Indigenous Economics

Fall 2021

ECON 251 - Indigenous Economics

ECON 462/603 - Urban Economics

Winter 2021

ECON 251 - Indigenous Economics

ECON 451/612 - Indigenous Economic Development

Fall 2020

ECON 462/603 - Urban Economics

Winter 2020

ECON 203 - Indigenous Economics

ECON 403/612 - Indigenous Economic Development