Thompson Rivers University

Panagiotis (Peter) Tsigaris

Name: Dr. Panagiotis (Peter) Tsigaris
Position: Professor
Phone: 250-371-5732


Good company and fun with life.

Research Interests

Environmental Economics, Public Economics, Taxation Policy and Design, Decisions under Uncertainty, Education of Economics, Scholarly Publishing.



Bachelor of Commerce, Masters of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy (Concordia University, Canada)

SOBE Faculty Council research award, June 2020
TRU Distinguished Service Award, April 2020
TRU Environmental Achievement Award, April 2014
TRU Chair Leadership Award, May 2014
Nominated for the 3M award, 2012, 2017
Master Teacher Award, Thompson Rivers University, 2012
Excellence in Research Award, Faculty Council of School of Business and Economics, 2011.
Nominated for the Distinguished Service Award, Thompson Rivers University, 2008
Teaching Excellence Award, Thompson Rivers University, 2007
Scholarly Activity Merit (Research) Award, Thompson Rivers University, 2007



Hlouskova J, P. Tsigaris, (2021) Capital income taxation of a prospect theory household: A two-period model, Public Finance and Administration (accepted)

Teixeira da Silva, J.A., Tsigaris, P. (2021) Estimating worldwide costs of premature mortalities caused by COVID-19. Journal of Health Research (in press)DOI: 10.1108/JHR-09-2020-0406

Tsigaris, P., Teixeira da Silva, J.A. (2021) Blunting COVID-19???s negative impact: Lessons from Israel???s vaccination campaign. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease 41: 102029. DOI: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2021.102029

Teixeira da Silva, J.A., Tsigaris, P. (2021) The role of lockdowns and health policies for Covid-19 in Italy. Italian Journal of Medicine 15(1): pages 15(1): 1-6. DOI: 10.4081/itjm.2020.1366

Teixeira da Silva, J.A., Bornemann-Cimenti, H., Tsigaris, P. (2021) Optimizing peer review to minimize the risk of retracting COVID-19-related literature. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 24(1): 21-26. DOI: 10.1007/s11019-020-09990-z

Tsigaris, P., Teixeira da Silva, J.A. (2021) Why blacklists are not reliable: A theoretical framework. The Journal of Academic Librarianship 47: 102266. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2020.102266

Teixeira da Silva, J.A., Tsigaris, P., Erfanmanesh, M.A. (2021) Publishing volumes in major databases related to Covid-19. Scientometrics 126(1): 831-842. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-020-03675-3

Teixeira da Silva, J.A., Tsigaris, P. "Determinants of Covid-19 pandemic-induced fatality rates across nations". Public Health, volume 187,140-142,

For all peer reviewed publications see ResearchGate:

Employment History

Professor, Thompson Rivers University, 2013 Onwards
Associate Professor of Economics, Thompson Rivers University, December 2006-2012
Assistant Professor of Economics, Thompson Rivers University, August 1999 December 2006
Full Time Lecturer, University College of the Cariboo, August 1993 August 1999
Part Time Lecturer, Concordia University, August 1983- August 1993

Courses Taught


Principles of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Economics of Climate Change, Topics in the Economics of Education, Topics in Environmental Policy and Management, Environmental Economics, Cost Benefit Analysis, Global and Canadian Economic Issues, Issues in Public Finance, Economics of Taxation.


Canadian Financial Markets, International Macroeconomics and Finance, Time Series Analysis and Forecasting, International Financial Markets.


Introduction to Macroeconomics, Introduction to Microeconomics, Statistics for Business and Economics, Managerial Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomic theory.


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