Professor of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland,

Editor of Newfoundland and Labrador Studies (www.mun.ca/nls),

Editorial Board Member, Energy Studies Review.

Recent Publications:


“Optimal rationing of productive public services under tax competition,”(with Mutsumi Matsumoto) Economics Letters, Vol 151, February 2017.


“Connecting to the North American Grid: Time for Newfoundland to Discontinue Inefficient Price Regulation,”Canadian Public Policy-Analyse de Politiques, December 2016.


 “A Harvard Economist’s Advice to Smallwood: A Letter from Raymond Vernon, 1964,” (Introduction to document, with Jeff Webb) Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, 31(2), Fall 2016.


“The Newfoundland Connection to a Nobel Laureate,” Newfoundland Quarterly, Vol.109 (3), Winter 2016.


“Canada’s Equalization Formula: Peering inside the Black Box …and Beyond,” School of Public Policy Research Papers, Vol. 7, Issue 24 (University of Calgary), September 2014. click here.


 “The Challenge of the Lower Churchill,” chapter 12 in A. Marland and M. Kerby, editors, First Among Unequals: The Premier, Politics, and Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014).


            “Electricity Market Integration: Newfoundland Chooses Monopoly and Protectionism,” AIMS Commentary, November 2013. click here.


“Newfoundland’s Electricity Options: Making the Right Choice Requires an Efficient Pricing Regime,” C. D. Howe Institute e-brief, January 2012. click here.


“Smallwood, Churchill Falls, and the Power Corridor through Quebec,”Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region, 2011. click here.


“Capital-tax financing and scale economies in public input production,”(with Mutsumi Matsumoto) Regional Economics and Urban Science, May 2010. click here.


“The Churchill Falls contract and why Newfoundlanders can’t get over it,”(with Melvin Baker) Policy Options, Vol.31, Institute for Research on Public Policy, September, 2010.


“The Empirical Impact of Public Infrastructure on the Japanese Economy,”(with Christopher Annala and Raymond Batina) Japanese Economic Review, December 2008.


 “Labor and Capital Taxation with Public Inputs as Common Property,” (with Raymond Batina) Public Finance Review, September 2007. click here.


             “The renewal clause in the Churchill Falls Contract,” (with Melvin Baker) Dalhousie Law Journal, Spring 2007, click here.


(For a more complete list of scholarly publications and contributions, click here)

Visiting Positions

            Department of Economics, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.

          The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa.

          The Economics Education and Research Consortium (now Kiev School of Economics), Kiev, Ukraine.


        B.A., Economics/Mathematics, Memorial University

        M.Sc.(Econ.), London School of Economics

        Ph.D. Economics, Carleton University

Areas of Expertise/Research Interests

Contact Information

    Dr. James Feehan              
    Department of Economics
    Room A-2064 (Arts and Administration Building)
    Memorial University of Newfoundland      
    St. John's, NL
    Canada A1C 5S7

    Tel. (709) 864-3003 office         e-mail:  feehan@mun.ca