Christine Neill

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Associate Professor Lazaridis School of Business and Economics Economics Waterloo, Ontario cneill@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 2469

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Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

Christine Neill graduated from the University of Queensland (Australia) with a BEconomics (Hons) in 1992, and went to work as an economist in the Australian Treasury and later the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She returned to her studies in 1998, completing her PhD at the University of...

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Bio/Research

Christine Neill graduated from the University of Queensland (Australia) with a BEconomics (Hons) in 1992, and went to work as an economist in the Australian Treasury and later the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She returned to her studies in 1998, completing her PhD at the University of Toronto in 2006 specializing in labour and public economics. She began work at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2005 and was promoted to associate professor in 2012. She has taught a variety of courses, including Education Economics, Income Distribution and Introductory Macroeconomics. Her work has been published in journals including Economics Letters, Economics of Education Review and the American Law and Economics Review.

Her research to date has focused on university financing, student loan policies and individuals' education decisions, with some analysis of Australian policy thrown in for good measure. She is currently examining how the switch to full-day kindergarten in Ontario's French language schools has changed students' test scores and their parents' propensities to work outside the home, and how parents' education attainment influences that of their children among Aboriginal Canadians.


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