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Stanley L. Winer

Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy

Degrees:B.A. (Carleton), M.A., Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2630
Email:stanley.winer@carleton.ca
Office:5140 River Building
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Cross-appointed: School of Public Policy & Administration (SPPA)

Research fields: public economics, public choice

Expertise:
• political competition in mature democracies: meaning, measurement, and consequences
• democracy and the environment when private mitigation is important
• the political economy of fiscal structure
• internal migration and public policy

Refereed Publications in the Last 6 Years:

“On the Definition and Nature of Fiscal Coercion”. In Richard Wagner (ed.), James M. Buchanan. A Theorist of Political Economy and Social Philosophy. 2019, Chapter 23. Palgrave Macmillan (with George Tridimas).

The Measurement of Electoral Competition, With Application to Indian States. Electoral Studies 62, 2019 (with Bharatee Dash and J. Stephen Ferris).

“The Political Economy of Taxation: Power, Structure, Redistribution”. In R. Congleton, B. Grofman and S. Voigt (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice. Oxford University Press. 2019. Chapter 24. 50 printed pages.

Stanley L Winer, J. Stephen Ferris and Bharatee Bhusana Dash (2019). “Replication Data for ‘The Measurement of Electoral Competition, With Application to Indian States”. Scholars Portal Dataverse.

Stanley L Winer, J. Stephen Ferris and Bharatee Bhusana Dash (2019). Panel Data for the Study of Indian State Elections, 1952 – 2009. Scholars Portal Dataverse.

Stanley L. Winer and J. Stephen Ferris, with Haizhen Mou, Derek E. H. Olmstead and Jérôme Archambault, and with assistance of Samira Hasanzadeh, Beatriz Peraza, Sarah Mohan, Alexandre Couture Gagnon and Audrey Tong. (2019). “Data Set on Federal Elections, With Superconstituencies, Canada 1867 – 2015, Elections 1 – 42”. Scholars Portal Dataverse.

Interregional Migration in Canada. Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public    Policy, and Governance,Editor-in-Chief Ali Farazmand. Section Editors Lon Felker and   Paul Trogen. Springer. 2017. 16 pages (with Kathleen Day).

“The Duverger-Demsetz Perspective on Electoral Competitiveness and Fragmentation: With Application to the Canadian Parliamentary System, 1867 – 2011”. In. M. Gallego and N. Schofield (eds.) The Political Economy of Social Choices. Springer, 2016, 93-122. www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319401164. (with J. Stephen Ferris and Bernard Grofman).

“Fiscal Incidence When Both Individual Welfare and Family Structure Matter: The Case of Subsidization of Home-care for the Elderly”. Public Finance Review, 43(3), 2015, 373-401 (with Haizhen Mou).

“Tax Systems in the World: An Empirical Investigation into the Importance of Tax Bases, Collection Costs, and Political Regime”. International Tax and Public Finance 13(2/3), 181-215, May 2006 (with Lawrence Kenny). Reprinted in James Alm and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez (eds.). Tax Reform in Developing Countries, Volume I. Edward Elgar, 2015, 437-471.

Coercion, Welfare and Public Finance. Chapter 1 in J. Martinez-Vazquez and S.L. Winer (eds.) Coercion and Social Welfare in Public Finance: Economic and Political Dimensions.  Cambridge University Press, 2014, 1- 8 (with J. Martinez-Vazquez).

“Social Welfare and Coercion in Public Finance”. Chapter 7 in J. Martinez-Vazquez and S.L. Winer (eds.) Coercion and Social Welfare in Public Finance: Economic and Political Dimensions. Cambridge University Press, 2014, 160-194 (with Walter Hettich and George Tridimas).

“The Political Economy of Taxation.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Ed. Rick Valelly. New York: Oxford University Press, January 2014. (with Paola Profeta and Walter Hettich). 45 pages in manuscript form, about 120 entries, annotated with introductions.

“Wealth Transfer Taxation: An Empirical Investigation”. International Tax and Public Finance 21(4), 2014, 720-767 (with Paola Profeta and Simona Scabrosetti).

“Explaining Variation in the Competitiveness of U.S. Senate Elections, 1922 – 2004.” Public Choice 161, 2014, 471-497 (with Lawrence Kenny and Bernard Grofman).

“Democracy, Inequality and the Environment When Citizens Can Mitigate the Health Consequences of Pollution Privately or Act Collectively”. European Journal of Political Economy 34, 2014, 142-156 (with Sophie Bernard and Louis Hotte).

Most Significant Career Research Contributions:

Interregional Migration and Public Policy in Canada: An Empirical Study. Montreal: McGill- Queen’s University Press. 2012. 408 pages (with Kathleen Day). Winner of the Purvis Prize ($10,000) from the Canadian Economics Association, June 2013.

“Environmental Regulation and Trade Openness in the Presence of Private Mitigation”. Journal of Development Economics 97, 2012, 46-57 (with Louis Hotte).

“Economic and Political Foundations of Tax Structure,” American Economic Review 78(4), 1988, 701-712 (with Walter Hettich). Reprinted in James Alm (ed.). The Economics of Taxation, Volume I. Edward Elgar, 2011, 325-338. Reprinted in James Alm and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez (eds.). Tax Reform in Developing Countries, Volume II. Edward Elgar, 2015, 608-619.

“A Positive Model of Tax Structure,” Journal of Public Economics, 24/1, 1984, 64-87 (with Walter Hettich). Reprinted in Wallace Oates (ed.). The Economics of Federalism and Local Finance. The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, Edward Elgar Publishers, 1998.

“Some Evidence on the Effect of the Separation of Spending and Taxing Decisions,” Journal of Political Economy, 9, February 1983, 126-140. Reprinted in Problemi di Administrazione Publica, 9, Formez, Naples, 1984, 93-118.