Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Jim Gaisford

Name: Jim Gaisford
Position: Professor
Phone: 250-852-7665
Email: jgaisford@tru.ca

Interests

Personal Interests:
Sailing, Running, Hiking, Skiing

Related Professional Interests:
History of Economic Thought, especially great economists such as John Maynard Keynes, Karl Mark, Thomas Malthus, and Adam Smith

Research Interests

International Trade Theory and Policy: trade liberalization and wage inequality; trade and the environment; labour and environmental standards, anti-dumping and countervailing duties; safeguard (anti-surge) measures; trade sanctions; trade patterns and the factor content of trade; international economic espionage.

International Trade and Economic Development: foreign aid; international inequality and economic development; trade, product cycles and learning by doing; trade-related aspects of intellectual property.

Agricultural Trade and Related Issues: agricultural trade and the WTO; biotechnology, European Union expansion and the Common Agricultural Policy, agriculture in transition economies.

Education

PhD, Economics, Queen's University
MA, Economics, Queen's University
MA, Social and Political Thought, York University
BA Honours, Economics and Political Studies, Queen's University

Publications

Selected Books:
Gaisford, J., W. Kerr, and V. Mayevsky (eds.) (2007) Revitalizing Russian Industry: the Road Ahead After Fifteen Years of Transition, Nova Science Publishers, New York, 256 pages.

Kerr, W.A., and J.D. Gaisford (eds.) (2007), Handbook on International Trade Policy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 543 pages.

Selected Articles:
Benarroch, M. and J. Gaisford (2014) ???Intra-Industry Trade Liberalization and the Environment,??? Review of International Economics, 22 (5, November), 886-904.

Ivus, O., and J. Gaisford (2014) ???Should Small Countries be More Protectionist? The Diversification Argument for Tariffs,??? Review of International Economics, 22 (4, September), 845-862.

Beaulieu, E., M. Benarroch and J. Gaisford (2011) ???Intra-Industry Trade Liberalization: Why Skilled Workers are More Likely to Support Free Trade,??? Review of International Economics, 19 (3), 579-594.

Gaisford, J. (2010) ???From Kyoto to Copenhagen: Meeting the Climate Change Challenge,??? The Estey Journal of International Law and Trade Policy, 11 (1), 227-252.

Gaisford, J.D., J.E. Hobbs, and W.A. Kerr (2007) ???Will the TRIPS Agreement Foster Appropriate Biotechnologies for Developing Countries???? Journal of Agricultural Economics, 58 (2, June), 199-217.

Selected Book Chapters
Gaisford, J. W. Kerr, P. Phillips and C. Ryan (2010) ???Canadian Agricultural Biotechnology Clusters: Innovation and Performance.??? In Marc Duhamel and Zhiqi Chen (eds.) Industrial Economics and Performance in Canada: Empirical Evidence and Policy Challenges, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal and Kingston; 284-335.

Gaisford, J. (2007) ???Thin Markets and Under-Investment in the Russian Economy.??? In J. Gaisford, W. Kerr and V.
Mayevsky (eds.) Revitalizing Russian Industry: the Road Ahead After Fifteen Years of Transition, Nova Science Publishers, New York; 57-72.

Gaisford, J., and A. Hester (2007) ???Why are there Trade Agreements???? In W.A. Kerr and J.D. Gaisford (eds.) (2007), Handbook on International Trade Policy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 57-70.

Selected Conferences:
Gaisford, J. and O. Ivus, ???Should Smaller Countries be more Protectionist???. Western Economics Association International conference; San Francisco, USA; June 2012.

Gaisford, J., J. Sagidova and D. Still, ???Escaping the Climate Change Quagmire: First do No Harm.??? International Energy Workshop; Stockholm, Sweden; June 2010 June.

Employment History

Jim Gaisford came to Thompson Rivers in 2014 and served as Dean of Arts for three years. Previously he was Professor of Economics and Associate Dean (Students) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary. Early in his professional career, he spent two years at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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