Laura Lamb

Laura Lamb

Laura Lamb

Name: Dr. Laura Lamb
Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 250-852-6277


Reading, traveling, hiking, cooking, gardening, wine.

Research Interests

non-profits, community economic development, policy economics, environmental economics, aboriginal economic issues, behavioural economics, personal finance


M.A (Economics), Ph.D.(Economics) University of Manitoba


Lamb, L. (2018). Changing Preferences for Environmental Protection: Evidence from Volunteer Behaviour. International Review of Applied Economics,

Hossain, B. & Lamb, L. (2019). Economic Insecurity and Psychological Distress among Indigenous Canadians. Journal of Developing Areas, 53(1), 109-126 (forthcoming).

Hossain, B. & Lamb, L. (2017). Associational Capital and Adult Charitable Giving: A Canadian Examination. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46(5), 963-983.

Lamb, L. & Sharma, A. (2016). Household Debt among Seniors in Canada: The Role of Financial Knowledge. International Journal of Economics and Business, 5(1), 1-14.

Lamb, L. (2016) Financial Exclusion and Financial Capabilities in Canada. Journal of Financial Economic Policy, 8(2), 212-227.

Hossain, B., & Lamb, L. (2016). The Canadian tax-free savings account: a programme to help the rich get richer? Applied Economics Letters, 23(10), 728-731.

Lamb, L. (2015). Aboriginal Fringe Finance Use and Financial Capabilities: Survey Evidence from a Canadian City. Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, 34(4), 273-289.

Hossain, B., & Lamb, L. (2015). An assessment of the impact of tax incentives relative to socio-economic characteristics on charitable giving in Canada. International Review of Applied Economics, 29(1), 65-80.

Hossain, B., & Lamb, L. (2012). The Impact of Human and Social Capital on Aboriginal Employment Income in Canada. Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, (2012) 31(4): 440-450.

Hossain, B., & Lamb, L. (2012). Price Elasticities of Charitable Giving across Donation Sectors in Canada: Is the Tax Incentive Effective? ISRN Economics, 2012. (DOI:10.5402/2012/421789.

Hossain, B., & Lamb, L. (2012). The Dynamics of Environmental Giving in Canada: Evidence of Rising Demand for Environmental Quality? Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, (2012) 31(2): 265-273.

Hossain, B., & Lamb, L. (2012). Does the Effectiveness of Tax Incentives on the Decision to Give Charitable Donations Vary Across Donation Sectors in Canada?" Applied Economics Letters, 19(15): 1487-1491.

Lamb, L., & Tsigaris, P. (2011). Public Good Provision and Fairness Issues for Climate Change Mitigation: A Classroom Experiment. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 8: 139-156.

Lamb, L. (2011). Voluntary Participation in Community Economic Development in Canada: An Empirical Analysis. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Journal, 2(1):1-22.

Employment History

Laura came to the Department of Economics in 2006. She has taught economics at the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg. She was a researcher for the Manitoba Research Alliance on Community Economic Development in the New Economy (2003-2006). She was a policy researcher for the Strategic Policy Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada (2000- 2003).

Courses Taught

She teaches such courses as local economic development, macroeconomic and microeconomic theory at the undergraduate level, and sustainable community economic development and environmental policy at the graduate level.