JAMES P. FEEHAN

Professor of Economics

and

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

Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

For a copy of the Acadiensis paper entitled “Smallwood, Churchill Falls, and the Power Corridor through Quebec,” click here

 

For a copy of the C. D. Howe e-brief “Newfoundland’s Electricity Options: Making the Right Choice Requires and Efficient Pricing Regime” click here

 

For a copy of the Regional Economics and Urban Science paper “Capital-tax financing and scale economies in public input production,” a link will be provided soon.

 

For a copy of the Dalhousie Law Journal paper on the renewal clause in the Churchill Falls contract, click here

 

For a copy of the Public Finance Review paper on public inputs as common property, click here


EDUCATION

          B.A. Economics/Math,  Memorial University

        M.Sc.Econ., London School of Economics

        Ph.D Economics,  Carleton University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE/INTEREST

RECENT PUBLICATIONS ( For a more complete list of publications, clickhere.)

“Newfoundland’s Electricity Options: Making the Right Choice Requires an Efficient Pricing Regime,” C. D. Howe Institute e-brief, January 11, 2012.

“Smallwood, Churchill Falls, and the Power Corridor through Quebec,” Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region, XL, no.2, pp112-127, Summer/Autumn 2011.

“Capital-tax financing and scale economies in public input production,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 40, Elsevier Publications, pp.116-121, May 2010.

"Natural Resource Devolution in the Territories: Current Status and Unresolved Issues," in Frances Abele, Thomas J. Courchene, F. Leslie Siedle and France St-Hilare, editors, Northern Exposure: Peoples, Powers and Prospects for Canada’s North, (Institute for Research in Public Policy: Montreal), pp.344-372, 2009.

"The Evolution of Municipal Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador" (with Jeffery Braun-Jackson, Ronald Penney, and Stephen G. Tomblin) in Andrew Sancton and Robert Young, editors, Municipal Governance in Canada, (University of Toronto Press: Toronto) forthcoming in 2009.

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

"Equalization 2007: Natural Resources, the Cap, and the Offset Payment Agreements" in John Allan, Thomas J. Courchene and Christian Leuprecht, editors, Canada: The State of the Federation 2006/07 - Transitions: Fiscal and Political Federalism in an Era of Change (McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal and Kingston), 2008.

"Labor and Capital Taxation with Public Inputs as Common Property" (with Raymond Batina) Public Finance Review, 35, pp.626-642, September 2007.

"The Origins of a Coming Crisis: Renewal of the Churchill Falls Contract," (with Melvin Baker) Dalhousie Law Journal, 75 p., Faculty of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Spring, 2007.

"Territorial Formula Financing" in P. Boothe and F. Vaillancourt, editors, A Fine Canadian Compromise: Perspectives on the Report of the Expert Panel on Equalization and Territorial Funding Financing, Institute of Public Economics and CIRANO, 2007.

"Equalization and the Provinces' Natural Resource Revenues: Partial Equalization can Work Better," in Harvey Lazar, editor, Canadian Fiscal Arrangements: What Works, What Might Work Better (Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, McGill-Queen's University Press,) 2005.

"Contributions to International Public Goods and the Notion of Country Size," FinanzArchiv, Vol. 59, No.4, pp.551-559, December 2003  (with Ratna Shrestha).

"Cigarette Smoking and the Cost of Hospital and Physician Care," Canadian Public Policy-Analyse de Politiques, Vol. XXIX, No.1, pp.1-20, March 2003 (with Glenn Harrison, Alison Edwards and Jorge Segovia).

"Distortionary Taxation and Optimal Public Spending on Productive Activities," Economic Inquiry, Vol.40, No.1, pp.60-68, January 2002, (with Mutsumi Matsumoto).


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