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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
Office:5140 River Building

Cross-appointed: School of Public Policy & Administration (SPPA)

Research fields: public economics, public choice

• 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

Selected publications:

“Studying the Role of Political Competition in the Evolution of Government Size Over Long Horizons” (with J. Stephen Ferris and Soo-Bin Park), Public Choice, Vol. 137, No. 1/2 (October 2008), pp. 369–401; also published as CESifo Working Paper No. 1646.

“Searching for Keynesianism” (with J. Stephen Ferris), European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 24, No. 2 (June 2008), pp. 294–316.

“Tax Systems in the World: An Empirical Investigation into the Importance of Tax Bases, Administration Costs, Scale and Political Regime” (with Lawrence W. Kenny), International Tax and Public Finance, Vol. 13, No. 2-3 (May 2006), pp. 181–215.

Democratic Choice and Taxation: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis (with Walter Hettich), New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999 (330 pages; paperback edition 2005; reprinted 2007).

“Economic and Political Foundations of Tax Structure” (with Walter Hettich), American Economic Review, Vol. 78, No. 4 (September 1988), pp. 701–712.

“Some Evidence on the Effect of the Separation of Spending and Taxing Decisions,” Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 91, No. 1 (February 1983), pp. 126–140.