Weiqiu Yu

Weiqiu Yu

Professor

Teaching

Courses


  • ECON 1013 - Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 1023 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2008 - Chinese Economy in Transition
  • ECON 4013 - Microeconomics II
  • ECON 4625 - Introduction to Econometrics
  • ECON 5013/6013 - Topics in Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 5645/6045 - Applied Econometrics
  • ECON 6625 - Econometrics II
  • ECON 6996 - MA Report

Open Access Learning

  • ECON 1013 - Introduction to Microeconomics

Supervision

  • Liang Ma, MA/Economics - The Impact of Regional Age Structure on Entrepreneurship in Canada, 2016
  • Edna Kalu, MAHSR -The Effect of Empowerment/Self Determination on Population Health, 2015
  • Sergiy Pysarenko, MA/Economics - Overweight and Obesity in Canada: An Ordered Probit Analysis of Cycle 2.2 of CCHS, 2012
  • David Vautour, MA/Economics - First and Second Year Retention rate at UNB, 2010
  • Mike Edwards, MA/Economics - Obesity in New Brunswick, 2007
  • Jingye Shi, MA/Economics - Analyzing the Expenditure on Physician Services in New Brunswick, 2006
  • Mark Simpson, MA/Economics - Jump-Diffusion Asset Price Processes and the Valuation of Options, 2004
  • Mengxuan Xu, MA/Economics - Physician Payment Options in Canada, 2003
  • Keehwan Jee, MSFC/Forestry - United States Demand for Canadian Newsprint: A Cointegration Analysis, 1999
  • Douglas Woodworth, MA/Economics - What Is Happening to the Mortgage Insurance Sales of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation? ARIMA Models and Ex Post Forecasts, 1997
  • Long Chen, MA/Economics - Demand for Alcoholic Beverages in New Brunswick, 1996
  • James MacGee, MA/Economics - The Solow Residual and Recent Development in Macroeconomics: Applications and Misapplication, 1995

Research

Recent publications


Referreed Journal Articles

  • “Human Capital, Social Capital and Economic Growth”, The Athens Journal of Social Science, Vol. 2 (3), July 2015, p.161-192
  • “The Effects of Demographic, Socio-Economic and Lifestyle component on Adult Obesity in Canada: Empirical Study”, International Journal of Business and Public Administration, V.12 (1), p.133-151, 2015 (with Sergiy Pysarenko)
  • “The Measurement of Interregional Redistribution”, Public Finance Review, Vol. 31 (4): p.392-412, 2003 (with Joe Ruggeri)
  • “Cost-savings from subsidized pro-active pharmacist interventions”, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, 6(1): 84-94, 2003 (with Stephen Law)
  • “Regional Dimensions of Federal Fiscal Activity, 1992-97", Canadian Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 25 (3) 335-351, 2002 (with Joe Ruggeri)
  • “Canadian Newsprint in the United States: A Multivariate Cointegration Analysis”, Journal of Forest Economics, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2001, p.169-183. (with Keewan Jee)
  • “Capital Income Taxation, Labour Supply, and Work Effort”, The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies”, Vol. 26, No.1, Spring 2001, p.303-320. (with Joe Ruggeri)
  • “The Impact of the Harmonized Sales Tax on Consumer Prices in Atlantic Canada”, Canadian Public Policy, Vol. 26, No.4, 2000, p.451-460. (With David Murrell)
  • “Federal Fiscal Balances and Redistribution in Canada, 1992-1997", the Canadian Tax Journal, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2000. (with Joe Ruggeri)
  • “Fiscal Illusion and the Perceived Price of Provincial Government Output in Canada”, Public Finance Review, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2000, p.48-65 (with V.A. Dickson)
  • “The Behaviour of Productivity Growth Rates and Composition Bias in Labour Input”, Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 7, 2000, p.595-598. (with James MacGee)
  • “The Growth of Direct and Indirect Transfers to Persons in Canada: 1988-96", The Canadian Tax Journal, Volume 47, No.3, 1999, p. 544-564. (with G.C. Ruggeri)
  • Cointegration and Market Integration: An Application to the Canadian Lumber Market”, Journal of Korean Forestry Society, Volume 88, No. 4, 1999 (with K. Jee and E.W. Robak)
  • “The Demand for Alcoholic Beverages in New Brunswick, Canada: A Cointegration Analysis”, Canadian Journal of Regional Science, Volume 21, No.1, 1998, p.1-14 (with Long Chen)
  • "Spending by Canadian Provincial Governments: An Empirical Analysis", Public Finance, Volume 52, No. 2, 1997, p. 145-160 (with Vaughan Dickson)
  • "Welfare Losses in Canadian Manufacturing Under Alternative Oligopoly Regimes", International Journal of Industrial Organization, 1989, 257 267. North Holland (with Vaughan Dickson)

Books/Chapters

  • Determinants of Health: An Atlantic Perspective, Edited by Joe Ruggeri and W. Yu, 2004, The Policy Studies Centre, University of New Brunswick.
  • Health Care in Canada: Demographic and Fiscal Issues, Edited by Joe Ruggeri and W. Yu, 2003, The Policy Studies Centre, University of New Brunswick.
  • “Health care, Human Capital and Social Capital”, in Health Care in Canada: Demographic and Fiscal Issues, edited by G.C. Ruggeri and W. Yu, 2003, p.113-130. (with G.C. Ruggeri)
  • “The Determinants of Population Health: An Overview”, in Determinants of Health: An Atlantic Perspective, Edited by Joe Ruggeri and W. Yu, 2004, p.5-34.
  • “Why Study Economics?”, in Economics for the Eager. Ed. Vaidya, K., The Curious Academic Publishing, Canberra. Chapter 13, Kindle Edition 2015: http://amzn.to/1SkzfyI

Other Publications

  • A Dynamical-systems Approach to Policy Analysis, Atlantic Canada Economics Association Papers, Vol.38, 2008
  • Physician Payment Options in Canada, Proceedings of the Second Annual Social Sciences in Health Colloquium, 2004, p.99-119 (with Mengxuan Xu)
  • Measures of Obesity for Canada and New Brunswick, Working Paper Series 2004-01, Department of Economics, UNB, 23 pages (with Mike Edwards and Joe Ruggeri)
  • Physician Payment Options: A Policy Discussion for New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada Economics Association Papers, Vol.33, 2003 (with Mengxuan Xu)
  • Final Report for the Human Capital Cluster Group, prepared for the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy’s Environment and Sustainable Development Indicators Initiative, 2002, 32 pages.
  • A Survey of Existing Indicators for Human Capital, prepared for the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy’s Environment and Sustainable Development Indicators Initiative, 2001, 35 pages
  • On the Dimensions of Human Capital: An Analytical Framework, Atlantic Canada Economics Association Papers, Vol.29, 2001, p. 89-102 (with G. C. Ruggeri)
  • A Federal Fiscal Restraint and Federal Fiscal Balances, 1992-1997, Atlantic Canada Economics Association Papers, Vol.29, 2001, p.103-152 (with G. C. Ruggeri)
  • Federal Fiscal Balances and Redistribution in Canada, 1996, Atlantic Canada Economics Association Papers, Vol.28, 1999, p. 106-130 (with G. C. Ruggeri)
  • Evaluating Cost-Savings from Pharmacist Interventions in the Prescription Process, Atlantic Canada Economics Association Papers, Vol.28, 1999, p. 231-271 (with Stephen Law)
  • Pilot Project Background Evaluation: Alternatives in Estimating Cost Savings for the Tantramar Project, prepared for the Prescription Drug Program of the New Brunswick Health and Community Services, 1999 (with Stephen Law), draft report, 134 pages.
  • Federal Fiscal Balances Under Independent Fiscal Systems, 1996, Atlantic Canada Economics Association Papers, Vol.28, 1999, p. 148-1612.
  • Capital Income Taxation, Labour Supply and Work Efforts (with G. C. Ruggeri)
  • Atlantic Canada Economics Association Papers, Vol.27, 1998, p. 210-222 (with G. C. Ruggeri)
  • "Drug Cost Remediation and the Impact of Bill C-91" commissioned by the Advisory Committee on Health Services, 1997 (with Stephen Law and Vaughan Dickson), 34 pages.
  • The Impact of 'Not-for-Profit' Sales on the Liquor Business in New Brunswick, commissioned by the Department of Finance, NB, 1996 (with Long Chen), 42 pages.
  • Expected Utility with Error, Atlantic Canada Economics Association Papers, Vol.24, 1995, p.122-133.

Grants/Funding

  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in New Brunswick, Business Development Program (BDP), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Jan. 8, 2016, Amount: $31,000 for 10 months.
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in New Brunswick, Industry Canada, April 15, 2016, Amount: $8,475 for 6 months.
  • Barriers and Facilitators in Access to Child/Youth Mental Health Services: A Mixed Methods, Inter-sectorial Study in Atlantic Canada, 2013-01-04 CIHR Team Grant: Transformative Community-based Primary Healthcare Initiative, Co-investigator, Amount: $2.5 million for five years.
  • Professional Service Contract, funded by the Public Health and Medical Services Division, Medicare/PDP, Department of Health and Wellness, 2004, Amount: $100,000 for one year.
  • Professional Service Contract,( Principal Investigator with G.C. Ruggeri), funded by the Public Health and Medical Services Division, Medicare/PDP, Department of Health and Wellness, 2003, Amount: $100,000 for one year.
  • Seven Health Related Projects (Principal Investigator with G.C. Ruggeri), funded by the Public Health and Medical Services Division, Medicare/PDP, Department of Health and Wellness, 2002, Amount: $100,000 for one year.
  • The Development of Human Capital Indicators, funded by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy under its Environment and Sustainable Development Indicators Initiative, Amount: $25,000 for 8 months, 2001.
  • Human Capital Indicators: Atlantic Canada vs. Canada (with Joe Ruggeri), funded by ACOA. Amount: $2,400 for six months, 2001.
  • Federal Fiscal Restraint and Redistribution among Provinces, (with Joe Ruggeri) the Atlantic Canada Economic Policy Research Competition grant, July 1999 Amount: $3,848 for one year, 2000.
  • Provincial Distribution of Federal Revenues and Expenditures, Summer Career Placements Program funded by Federal Government and UNB. Amount: $2,084 for ten weeks from May, 1999 to July, 1999.
  • The Socioeconomic and Cultural Determinants of Cigarette Consumption in New Brunswick, funded by New Brunswick Regional Research Development Program, National Cancer Institute of Canada. Amount: $8,600 for one year: September 1998 to September 1999.
  • Pilot Project Background Evaluation: Alternatives in Estimating Cost Savings for the Tantramar Project, funded by Prescription Drug Program, New Brunswick Ministry of Health and Community Services; Co-investigator, with Stephen Law. Amount: $6,900 for 5 months: April 1998 to August 1998.
  • Socioeconomic Aspects of Cancer Control, funded by National Cancer Institute of Canada, Regional Research Development Program; Member of UNB Social Sciences Research Group (Coordinator: Bev Cook). Amount: $500,000 for 5 years: 1997 to 2002.
  • The Construction of Efficiency Labour Series, funded by the University of New Brunswick: UNBRF (UNB 29-6). Amount: $1,500 for one year: July 1997 to June 1998.
  • Drug Cost Remediation and the Impact of Bill C-91", Background Research on Bill C-91, Part 4, Remedies, for the Federal /Provincial/Territorial Advisory Committee on Health Services; Co-investigator with Stephen Law and Vaughan Dickson. Amount: $7,700 for 3 months: January 1997 to March 1997.
  • The Impact of Not-for-Profit Sales on the Liquor Business in New Brunswick, funded by Bar Room Association of NB and NB Department of Finance. Amount: $3,000 for 8 months: January 1996 to September 1996.
  • Preference Recovery in Address Models of Product Differentiation, funded by the University of New Brunswick: UNBRF (UNB25 9. Amount: $3,000 for one year: October 1993 to October 1994.

Work in progress

  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in New Brunswick
  • Barriers and Facilitators in Access to Child/Youth Mental Health Services
  • Overweight and Obesity in Canada
  • Modelling Human and Social Capital
  • Shale Gas Development in New Brunswick

Conferences/Seminars

  • The 11th International Conference of the Western Economic Association International, 8-11 January 2015, Wellington, New Zealand, “The Impact of Regional Age Structure on Entrepreneurship in Canada”.
  • The 9th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications, 21-24 July 2014, Athens, Greece, “Human Capital, Social Capital and Economic Growth”.
  • The 2014 Conference of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, January 2-5, 2014, Orlando, Florida, USA, “On the Evolution of China’s Agrifood Retail Sector” (with Xiaohong Wang)
  • The 47 Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, May 30-June 2, 2013, HEC Montreal,” Changes in the Organizational Structure of the Retail Sales of China's Agricultural Products: Impact Factors and Evolution” (with Xiaohong Wang)
  • The 2013 Conference of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, January 2-5, 2013, Orlando Florida, USA, “Adult Overweight And Obesity In Canada: An Ordered Probit Analysis Of Cycle 2.2 Of The Canadian Community Health Survey” (With Sergiy Pysarenko).
  • The 87th Western Economic Association International Conference, June 29-July 3, 2012, San Francisco, “Shale Gas Development in New Brunswick” (with Chris Connell).
  • The 46 Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, June 7-10, 2012, University of Calgary, “Overweight and Obesity in Canada: An Ordered Probit Econometric Analysis of the Cycle 2.2 of the Canadian Community Health Survey” (with Sergiy Pysarenko).
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, October 14-16, 2011, University of Prince Edward Island, “What Affects the First and Second Year Student Persistence?” (with David Vautour).
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, October 24-26, 2008, Wolfville Nova Scotia, “A Dynamical-systems Approach to Policy Analysis”.
  • The 83rd Western Economic Association International Conference, June 29-July 3, 2008, Hawaii, “Overweight and Obesity in Canada” (with Mike Edwards).
  • The Canadian Economics Association Meetings, June 6-8, 2008, Vancouver, “Is NAFTA Sustainable? A Dynamical Systems Approach” (with M. Dalkir).
  • The 2008 Policy Studies Centre Conference: Looking Ahead: Self Sufficiency or Sustainable Progress in New Brunswick, November 23 – 24, two presentations on Human Capital and Education.
  • The 2007 Conference of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, January 4-7, 2007, Orlando Florida, USA, “Population Aging and Expenditure on Physician Services in New Brunswick”. (With Jingye Shi).
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, October 14-17, 2004, Sackville (with Mengxuan Xu), “Physician Supply and Demand in New Brunswick”.
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, October 17-19, 2003, Charlottetown, PEI , “Physician Payment Options: A Policy Discussion for New Brunswick”, (with Mengxuan Xu)
  • The Second Annual Social Sciences in Health Colloquium, October 3, 2003, University of New Brunswick, APhysician Payment Options in Canada”, (with Mengxuan Xu)
  • The Policy Studies Centre Health Conference, June 6, 2003, Fredericton, “The Determinants of Population Health: An Overview”, Invited.
  • The Policy Studies Centre Health Conference, October 11, 2002, Fredericton and The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, November 1-3, 2002, Halifax, “Health care, Human Capital and Social Capital” (with Joe Ruggeri)
  • The Canadian Economics Association Meetings, May 30 - June 2, 2002, Calgary, AThe Measurement of Interregional Redistribution@ (with G. C. Rugggeri)
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, September 28-30, 2001, Fredericton, “Human Capital Indicators: Atlantic Canada vs. Canada” (with G.C. Ruggeri)
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, September 29- October 1, 2000, St. John’s, Newfoundland, “On the Dimensions of Human Capital: An Analytical Framework” (with G. C. Ruggeri)
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, September 29- October 1, 2000, St. John’s, Newfoundland, “Federal Fiscal Restraint and Federal Fiscal Balances, 1992-1997”, (with G. C. Ruggeri)
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, September 30- October 2, 1999, Wolfville, NS, “Federal Fiscal Balances and Redistribution in Canada in 1996", (with Joe Ruggeri)
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, September 30- October 2, 1999,Wolfville, NS, “Federal Fiscal Balances Under Independent Fiscal Systems, 1996”, (with Joe Ruggeri)
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, September 30- October 2, 1999, Wolfville, NS, “Evaluating Cost-Savings from Pharmacist Interventions in the Prescription Process”, (with Stephen Law)
  • The Canadian Economics Association Meetings, May 28-30, 1999, Toronto, “The impact of the Harmonized Sales Tax on the Participating Provinces” (with David Murrell)
  • The Canadian Economics Association Meetings, May 28-30, 1999, Toronto, “Alternatives in Estimating Cost Savings from Pharmacy Interventions”, (with Stephen Law)
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, October 23-25, 1998, Saint John, ACapital Income Taxation, Labour Supply and Work Effort”. (with G.C. Ruggeri)
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, October 23-25, 1998, Saint John, “The Growth of Direct and Indirect Transfers to Persons: 1988-96". (with G.C. Ruggeri)
  • The Canadian Economics Association Meetings, May 28-31, 1998, Ottawa, “The Solow Residual with Adjustments for Varying Capacity Utilization and Composition Bias in the Labour Input”. (with James MacGee)
  • The Canadian Economics Association Meetings, June 6-8, 1997, Saint John’s, Newfoundland, "Demand for Provincial Government Spending". (with Vaughan Dickson)
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, October 24-26, 1996, Moncton, "Alcohol Consumption in New Brunswick, 1955-94: A Cointegration Analysis". (with Long Chen)
  • The Atlantic Canada Economics Association Meetings, October 19-21, 1995, Fredericton, "Expected Utility Theory with Error".
  • The Canadian Economics Association Meetings, June 3 6, 1994, Calgary, "Estimating Demand for Differentiated Products".
  • The Canadian Economics Association Meetings, June 3 6, 1993, Ottawa "Preference Recovery in an Address Model of Product Differentiation: An Application to B.C. Ferries".
  • The Canadian Economics Association (CEA) Meetings, June 3 6, 1992, Prince Edward Island, "Preference Recovery: A New Approach to Testing Theories of Choice Under Uncertainty".

Service

Department

  • Chair, 2011-2014, 2015-2016
  • Departmental Curriculum Committee, 2011-16
  • Committee on Vaughan Chair, 2011-14
  • Hiring Committee, 2012, 2015
  • Director of Graduate Studies, 1999, 2001- 2004
  • Departmental Seminar Coordinator, 2003-2004
  • Acting Chair, August 2001
  • Acting Director of Graduate Studies, 1996-97
  • Graduate Program Committee, 1993 -
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Econometrics Offerings, 1994-95
  • Coordinator of Introductory Economics, 1994-99
  • Undergraduate Program Committee, 1993-94

Faculty

  • Committee of Chairs & Deans, 2011-2014, 2015-2016
  • Committee of Chairs & Deans, July 1, 2011-2014
  • Acting Dean of Arts, July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011
  • Associate Dean of Arts, July 2006-2010
  • Acting Dean of Arts, May 2005, May 2006, May 2007
  • Acting Associate Dean of Arts, 2004-2006
  • Faculty Planning Committee, March 2006-2011
  • Dean’s Advisory Committee on Research Support, Chair, 2004-2010
  • Arts Resource Review Committee, Chair, May 2005-
  • Faculty Curriculum Committee, Chair, 2005
  • Arts Graduate Assistantship Committee, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004-2011
  • Round Table on the Liberal Arts, 2002
  • Enrolment Management Committee, 1999-2000
  • Arts 1000 Committee, 1999-2011
  • Search Committee for the departmental chair, 1998
  • Arts Council Curriculum Committee, 1994-95

University

  • Directly responsible for bringing over 60 students to UNB, 2009-2014
  • Developed joint undergraduate and graduate programs with the Shandong University of Finance and Economics 2013
  • Lead UNB delegations to China on international recruiting and collaboration with a number of Chinese schools and universities, 2009-2012
  • Co-principal Investigator (with Ed Biden) for the Atlantic Canada Research Training Centre 2011-2014
  • Part-time Employee Bargaining Team, 2009-2011
  • Senator, 2010-2011
  • Search/Review Committee for Chief Advancement Officer, 2011
  • Search Committee for the Executive Director of the College of Extended Learning, 2009
  • International Recruitment Advisory Committee, 2009
  • Academic Study Group for the PSE Response, 2008
  • Steering Committee for Student Information System Review, 2005-2006
  • Senate Curriculum Committee, 2004-2006, 2008-2011
  • Registrar’s Advisory Committee, 2004-2006, 2008-2011
  • Prior Learning Assessment Committee, 2004-2006, 2008-2011
  • Task Force on Tuition, 2004/05
  • Search Committee for Acting Associate Dean in Education, 2004
  • UNB CGS SSHRC Selection Committee B Masters, 2003, 2004
  • Board Member of Mimac Maliseet Institute, 2004-2006, 2008-2011
  • Search Committee for the Dean of Graduate Studies, 1999
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the School of Graduate Studies, 1996-1999

Other

  • Senator of Saint Thomas University, 2004-2006, 2008-10
  • Chair of the Joint Part-Time Appointments Appeals Committee (JPAAC), 2010
  • Chair of the Summer (Step Up) program for the Children’s International Summer Village (CISV) Fredericton Chapter, 2012-2013
  • Board Member of New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO), 2008-

Membership

  • Member of Council of Colleges of Arts and Science (CCAS), 2004-2011
  • Member of Canadian Deans of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 2010-2011
  • Member of Atlantic University Dean of Arts and Science, 2010-2011
  • Member of Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC), 2010-2011
  • Secretary-Treasurer of the Atlantic Economics Association (ACEA), 2001-2005
  • Member of the Canadian Economics Association (CEA), 1990-present
  • Member of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association, 1994- present
  • Member of the American Economics Association, 1993-95
  • Member of the Western Economics Association, 1993-1995, 2003, 2008, 2014-Present

Contact Information:
Weiqiu Yu
Professor
Office: 466 Singer Hall
Phone: (506) 447-3211