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Jason Childs

Associate Professor
PhD (McMaster University); MA (McMaster University); BA (Hons) (Mount Allison University)

Office: CL 238
E-mail: jason.childs@uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-4182

Current classes
Fall 2021 - ECON 201 (Introductory Microeconomics), ECON 202 (Introductory Macroeconomics), ECON 901 (Thesis Research)

Research interests

  • Experimental Economics
  • Human Behaviour and Choice
  • Alcohol and Cannabis Policy
  • Economic Policy

My early work focused on exploring issues of international finance using experimental methods. More recent research has focused on issues surround the demand for alcohol as well as optimal pricing of legalized cannabis. I have also published work on fairness, the provision of public services, and deception.

Recent Publications include:

"Implications of marijuana purchase task based demand functions for optimal legal pricing of cannabis". J Childs, A Poirier - International Journal of Drug Policy, 2021.

"A cannabis pricing mistake from California to Canada: government can't tax cannabis optimally". J Childs, J Stevens - Applied Economics Letters, 2021.

"The state must compete: Optimal pricing of legal cannabis". J Childs, J Stevens - Canadian Public Administration, 2019.