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Frances R. Woolley

Full Professor and President & Conference Organizer of the CEA

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

Office: D-888&9 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:

“Social benefits in the Canadian income tax system”, Reform of the Personal Income Tax in Canada, ed. Bev Dahlby, Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2017.

“Are Women Empowered to Save?” (with Taylor Shek-wai Hui and Carole Vincent), Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 3, No. 7 (2013), pp. 1249–1272.

“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).