Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 250 371 5876
Research InterestsMicroeconomics, Computational Economics
EducationPh.D. (York University)
M.A. (York University)
B.A. (York University)
PublicationsMiles, S. and Latif, E. (2020). How do Undergraduate Students Choose Elective Courses. Australasian Journal of Economics Education (Forthcoming).
Smoczynski, P. & Miles, S, (2019) The Structure and Existence of Solutions of the Problem of Consumption with Satiation in Continuous Time. PLOS ONE.
Miles, S. & Latif, E. (2018). The Impact of Aplia on Grades: Does Group Work Matter? Australasian Journal of Economics Education. 15(1), 29-40.
Miles S. & Pyne D. (2017). The Economics of Scams, Review of Law and Economics, 13(1), 1-18.
Miles S. & Smoczynski, P. (2016). Optimal Intertemporal Consumption and Involuntary Memories of Consumption, Australian Economic Papers, 55(3), 251-273.
Miles, S. & Pyne, D. (2015). Deterring Repeat Offenders with Escalating Penalty Schedules: A Bayesian Approach, Economics of Governance, 16(3), 229-250.
Miles, S. (2013). Constant-Collateral Pyramiding Strategies in Futures Markets, Financial Markets and Portfolio Management 27, 382-396.
Latif, E. & Miles, S. (2013). Class Attendance and Academic Performance: A Panel Data Analysis, Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy, 32(4), 470-476.
Latif, E. & Miles, S. (2013). Students' Perception of Effective Teaching. Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research 14(1), 121-129.
Latif, E. & Miles, S. (2012). Utilization of General Practitioners: A Comparison of Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Older Canadians. Canadian Public Policy 38(4), 573-589.
Latif, E. & Miles, S.(2011). The Impact of Assignments on Academic Performance. Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, 12(3), 1-12.
Miles, S. & Smith, B. (2011). "Can Investors Benefit from Using Trading Rules Evolved by Genetic Programming? A Test of the Adaptive Efficiency of U.S. Stock Markets with Margin Trading Allowed," in D. Herbert & W. Semmler, (Eds.), Computational Methods in Economic Dynamics (pp.77-108). New York: Springer.
Honours, Awards, Grants
2016 School of Business and Economics Research Grant
2014 Dean's Excellence in Research Award
2013 School of Business and Economics Faculty Council Award for Excellence in Teaching
Courses TaughtIntroduction to Basic Economics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Managerial Economics, Economic and Business Statistics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Investments.
Professional AffiliationsCouncil on Undergraduate Research
Centre for Optimization and Decision Science at Thompson Rivers University
New Economics Papers Governance Board