Horatiu A. Rus

Dr. Rus‘s current research interests are in theoretical and empirical aspects of international trade, renewable resource management and environmental policy, as well as in the political economy of development.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • SSHRC Insight Development Grant (with A-D Nimubona), 2012
  • A.D. Scott Fellowship in Economics, UBC, 2006-2007
  • York University International Scholarship, 2001
  • Open Society Foundation Fellowship: a Civic Education Project Eastern Scholar, 1999-2001


  • Rus, H., Z. Chen and A. Sen. 2016. “Border Effects Before and After 9/11: Panel Data Evidence Across Industries”. The World Economy. 39 (10).
  • Rus, Horatiu. 2016. “Renewable Resources, Pollution and Trade”. Review of International Economics. 24 (2).
  • Rus, Horatiu and A-D. Nimubona. 2015. “Green Technology Transfers and Border Tax Adjustments”. Environmental and Resource Economics. 62 (1).
  • Rus, Horatiu. 2014. “Corruption, Conflict and the Management of Natural Resources”. Economics of Governance. 15 (4).
  • Rus, Horatiu. 2012. “Environmental Depletion, Governance and Conflict (appendix)”. Southern Economic Journal. 78 (4).
  • Rus, Horatiu. 2012. “Transboundary Marine Resources and Trading Neighbours”. Environmental and Resource Economics. 53 (2).
Global Political Economy / Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG)
  • PhD., University of British Columbia, 2009
  • M.A., York University, 2002
  • M.A., Central European University, 1999
  • B.A., Babes-Bolyai University, 1997

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