Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Laura Lamb

Laura Lamb

Laura Lamb

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


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

Research Interests

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


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


Lamb, Laura and Anupreet Sharma "Household Debt among Senior in Canada: The Role of Financial Knowledge" International Journal of Economics and Business, forthcoming.

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

Hossain, Belayet and Laura Lamb (2015) "The Canadian Tax-Free Savings Account: A Program to Help the Rich Get Richer" Applied Economics Letters, DOI:10.1080/13504851.2015.1102840

Lamb, Laura (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, Belayet and Laura Lamb (2014)"An Assessment of the Impact of Tax Incentives Relative to Socio-economic Characteristics on Charitable Giving in Canada" International Review of Applied Economics, DOI: 10.1080/02692171.2014.945992

Hossain, Belayet and Laura Lamb (2014)"Aboriginal Labour Force Participation in Canada: Consideration of a Broader Definition of Capital" Journal of International Business and Economics, 14(3): 7-18

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

Hossain, Belayet and Laura Lamb (2012), "Price Elasticities of Charitable Giving across Donation Sectors in Canada?" ISRN Economics, vol. 2012, Article ID 421789.

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

Hossain, Belayet and Laura Lamb (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, Laura and Peter Tsigaris (2011), "Public Good Provision and Fairness Issues for Climate Change Mitigation: A Classroom Experiment" Journal of Business Ethics Education, 8: 139-156.

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

Lamb, Laura (2008). "Opportunities and Challenges: What Does the New Economy Have To Offer First Nations Economic Development?" in Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, 6(1): 44-60.

Lamb, Laura. Towards an economic theory of Community Economic Development in John Loxley (ed), The Social, Economic and Political Theory of Community Economic Development, Fernwood Publishing, Nova Scotia, 2007.

Loxley, John and Laura Lamb. Economics for Community Economic Development Practitioners in Eric Shragge and Mike Toye (eds), Community Economic Development: Building for Social Change, University College, Cape Breton Press, 2006.

Consulting Projects:

The Economic and Social Impact of B.C. Lottery Corporations Head Office on the Kamloops Area (2015)

Economic Impact Analysis: Thompson Rivers University (2014)

Refereed Conference Proceedings

"Aboriginal Human Resource Development: An Examination of the Roles of Health and Social Capital" (with B. Hossain). Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Proceedings, Vol.35 (10), 2014: 73- 77

Lamb, Laura "Business Location Decisions in a Knowledge-Based Economy: Are competing firms more likely to cluster" Review of Business and Technology Research, Vol.3 (1), 2010, ISNN 1941-9414, pp 489-494.MTMI-TRU June 12-13, 2010 International Conference: Emerging Paradigms and Practices in Business Management and Technology. Kamloops, BC.

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 community economic development, macroeconomic and microeconomic theory at the principles and intermediate levels, and an economic analysis of law. She also teaches the research methods course for the MBA program.