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Frances R. Woolley

Full Professor and Associate Dean (Student Affairs, Curriculum, and Planning) of the Faculty of Public Affairs

Degrees: B.A. (Simon Fraser), M.A. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (LSE)

Office: D-386 Loeb, 613-520-2600 x 3756

E-mail: frances [dot] woolley [at] carleton [dot] ca

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Research fields: public finance, labour economics

• economics of the family
• gender and intra-household inequality
• taxation/benefits of/for families
• interdisciplinarity and feminist economics

Selected publications:

“Global Public Goods: Critique of a UN Discourse” (with David Long), Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, Vol. 15, No. 1 (January–March 2009), pp. 107–122.

“Control over Money and the Savings Decisions of Canadian Households” (with Shelley Phipps), Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 37, No. 2 (April 2008), pp. 592–611.

“A Cournot-Nash Model of Family Decision Making” (with Zhiqi Chen), Economic Journal, Vol. 111, No. 474 (October 2001), pp. 722–748.

“Taxing Canadian Families: What’s Fair, What’s Not” (with Carole Vincent), Choices, Vol. 6, No. 5 (July 2000), 44 pages (winner of the 2001 Purvis Prize for best contribution to Canadian economic policy).