Thompson Rivers University

Laura Lamb

Name: Dr. Laura Lamb
Position: 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


Hossain, Belayet and Laura Lamb (2018) Cultural Attachment and Wellbeing among Canada's Indigenous People: A Rural Urban Divide. Journal of Happiness Studies, 1- 22.

Bruce, N., & Lamb, L. (2019). The case of a home grown high-tech sector in a small Canadian city. The Journal of Rural and Community Development, 14(3), 61. DOI: 10.1007/s10902-019-00132-8

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.

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. (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.


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