The COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant economic fallout have been a tipping point for society-wide reckonings with institutional misogyny, racism, and colonialism, and have thrust considerations of identity and systemic oppression to the fore of public policy discourse. This shift within public policy has aligned well with our research mission statement which is to harness the strengths of transdisciplinary scholarship to contribute policy-oriented research aimed at reshaping discourse and advancing inclusive growth. Ultimately, we aim to ignite an intersectional shift in public policy research and training, with the goal of creating a lasting forum for discussion, partnership, research, and knowledge mobilization across academia, policy, and community.
Dr. Lindsay M. Tedds
Lindsay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Calgary. Her primary research fields are in tax policy, public economics, and public policy design and implementation. Her transdisciplinary approach to research harnesses the strengths of economics, law, public administration, and intersectionality in the study of public policy problems. Her objective is to make both an academic contribution and to have an impact on Canadian policymaking and policy implementation. She has served on several expert panels, is the co-author and editor of a number of books, and has published a number of book chapters, technical reports, interactive guides, and papers in peer reviewed journals. She recently sat on the Deputy Prime Minister’s Task Force for Women and the Economy and the Royal Society of Canada’s Working Group on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Women in Canada.
Dr. Gillian Petit
Anna Cameron is a Research Associate at the Department of Economics, University of Calgary. Her current research is focused on using gender and intersectional analysis (including GBA+) to understand and develop solutions to social and economic policy questions, particularly those concerned with poverty reduction and social provision. In the policy realm, this research has recently contributed to broader efforts of the BC Basic Income Expert Panel, the National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence, and various other government-contracted studies. Anna has nearly 10 years of research, policy analysis, government relations, and communications experience spanning a range of contexts (e.g., non-profit, advocacy, think tanks, government) and policy areas (e.g., community economic development, poverty reduction, and environmental policy). She holds a Master of Arts from the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Wenshuang Yu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary. Her research interests are in international trade and public economics, with a focus on firm innovation, immigration, transit and applied econometrics.
Cohen Perratt is a research assistant for the research team. Cohen is currently completing an undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Calgary and will be starting an MA degree in the Fall.