I am the Canada Research Chair Professor in Public Policy in the School of Public Policy and Administration and the Department of Economics at Carleton University, Ottawa. I have been at Carleton since 1976, becoming the CRC in Public Policy in 2001. I held the Fulbright-Duke University Visiting Chair in 2003, and over the years I have enjoyed being a visiting professor or visiting research professor at several universities, including Carnegie-Mellon, Western, Renmin, Australian National, Montreal, U.C. Irvine, Eastern Piedmont, University of Economics Prague and Rennes I. During the 1999-2001 period I taught public finance periodically to junior and mid-level officials from the Ministry of Finance in Hanoi.
Much of my research and published work combines economics and politics in the pursuit of an understanding of the structure and evolution of fiscal systems in mature democracies as well as in the world as a whole. This work includes Coercion and Social Welfare in Public Finance, co-edited with Jorge Martinez-Vazquez for Cambridge University Press (2014) in which I also co-author two of the eleven chapters, and Democratic Choice and Taxation: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, co-authored with Walter Hettich, also for Cambridge (1999). I also study the relationship between interregional migration and public policy. My book, Interregional Migration and Public Policy in Canada with co-author Kathleen Day, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2012, received the Purvis Memorial Prize from the Canadian Economics Association in 2013. Recent research, with colleagues in Canada, the U.S. and India, addresses the meaning, measurement and consequences for policy of electoral competitiveness in these countries.
I was executive vice-president of the International Institute of Public Finance, 2002-2005, and a member of the Board of the IIPF from 1993 to 2005. I have been a CESifo Research Associate at the University of Munich since 2000. Currently I am the Chair of the Editorial Board of the Carleton Library Series.
I hold MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University. For more information and selected publications, see my web page at www.carleton.ca/winer or my Amazon author page at www.amazon.com/author/stanleywiner.