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Gillezeau Rob, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics at the University of Victoria

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Rob Gillezeau

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics at the University of Victoria

Professor of Practice
Master of Public Policy Program

Biography

Dr. Rob Gillezeau is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Victoria. Prior to his academic appointment, he served as the Chief Economist in the Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition from 2011 until 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario. He received my Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan in 2015. He was on leave from 2017 until 2019, serving as the senior aide to the Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier of British Columbia.

His research focuses on topics in economic history, labour economics and public policy. In particular, he apply causal methodology from labour economics to answer questions in modern American and Canadian economic history.

His current research projects are primarily divided into two broad areas: African American protest and police killings of civilians, and the economic history of the Indigenous peoples of North America.