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Dr. Ian Keay

I am a Professor in the Department of Economics at Queen’s University. My research interests include economic and environmental history, natural resource, environmental, and ecological economics, and growth and productivity measurement.

After earning my BA, MA, and PhD in Economics, from Queen’s University, McGill University, and the University of British Columbia, respectively, I completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at McGill’s Institute for the Study of Canada.  I have been teaching at Queen’s since 2000, where I am now a Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Economics Department.  My research interests include industrial productivity measurement, the long run sustainability of commercial marine mammal harvests, the interaction between aboriginal and commercial property rights claims, industrial development in small-open, resource-intensive economies, and the dynamic effects of trade protection.  Throughout my career, I have taught and supervised students in the areas of Canadian Economic Policy, Ecological Economics, Environmental Economics, Macroeconomic Theory, and International and North American Economic History.