Monika Çule

Department Head; Professor
PhD (University of Saskatchewan)

Office: CL 242
Phone: 306-585-4708

Current classes
Winter 2024 - ECON 301 (Intermediate Microeconomics I), ECON 307 (Intermediate Microeconomics II)

Research interests

  • Economics of Corruption
  • Tax Evasion
  • New Institutional Economics
  • Political Economy

Dr. Çule holds a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan, Agricultural Economics Department. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Center for Studies in Agriculture Law and Environment at the University of Saskatchewan in 2004. Dr. Çule joined the University of Regina in 2004 in a joint departmental appointment with Economics and Political Science, followed in 2006 with a full appointment with the Department of Economics. While Dr Çule has a wide spectrum of research interests, her areas of research interest are in Economics of Corruption; Economics of Tax Evasion; Organizational and New Institutional Economics; Corporate Governance; and Subjective Wellbeing.  Her work appears in Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Applied Economics Letters.  Dr. Çule enjoys teaching and mentoring students.  She typically teaches classes in: Introductory and Intermediary Microeconomics; Economics of Corruption; and the Capstone Seminar in Economics. In the past, she has also taught courses in Environmental Economics and Policy; Agricultural Economics; and the Economics of Collective Behaviour.  Over the years, Dr. Çule has also been an active contributor on several university administrative committees.  She is currently a member of the Dean’s Executive Committee; the Chair of the Council Committee on Budget; and a member of University’s Executive of Council.  In July 2016, Dr. Çule accepted a five-year term as Head of the Economics Department.

Current Research Projects:

Dr. Çule is currently working as principal co-investigator (with V. Galushko and R. Gray) in a couple of research activities for the GE3LS (aka the socioeconomic) component of CTAG2 large scale project, funded by Genome Prairie. The first activity examines farmers’ attitudes toward research funding models in wheat breeding in Canada.  The second activity examines the provision of market related industry goods in Australian wheat supply chain. Particular attention is paid to the wheat quality management system in a deregulated marketing environment and the institutional changes within this system.  

Another collaborative research with K. Sagynbekov titled “Good government: Satisfaction (not) guaranteed” examines the effect of various governance aspects in subjective wellbeing across countries, by considering a more nuanced and detailed context of satisfaction with life and income within various quantiles.