Dr. Tammy Schirle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in 2006. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A.(Hons) in Economics in 1999 and completed her M.A. in Economics at Dalhousie University (Halifax) in 2000. Dr. Schirle is also a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s Pensions Advisory Panel, co-director of the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network’s Retirement Research Program, and a faculty member at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her research interests in labour economics include the economics of the elderly, retirement policy, income inequality, social policy and the economics of gender. Her recent research has focused on historical changes in elderly poverty and income, the role of public policy in determining elderly living arrangements, and the relationship between the business cycle and seniors’ mortality rates.
- Associate Professor, Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University
- Office: P3056 (Laurier)
(519) 884-0710 | Ext. 3849 (Laurier)
- Ph.D., Economics, University of British Columbia, 2006
- M.A., Economics, Dalhousie University, 2000
- B.A., Hons., Economics, University of Manitoba, 1999