Curriculum Vitae

Updated: 2022-10-11

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Contact Information

l.clair@uwinnipeg.ca

(204) 789-4216

Department of Economics
     University of Winnipeg
     515 Portage Avenue
     Winnipeg, MB, Canada
     R3B 2E9

Academic Profiles and Website

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics (2017), McMaster University (Supervisor Dr. Jeffrey Racine)
  • M.A. Economics (2012), Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • B.Sc. Pure Mathematics and Economics (2008), Memorial University of Newfoundland

Current Positions

  • Associate Professor (2022-), Department of Economics, University of Winnipeg.
  • Principal Investigator (2017-), Agriculture/Health Economics, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine.

Previous Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Part-Time Nil Salary (2019-2022), Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.
  • Assistant Professor (2017-2022), Department of Economics, University of Winnipeg.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2017), Memorial University of Newfoundland (Supervisor Dr. Lynn Gambin)

Fields of Specialization

  • Health Economics
  • Econometrics and Statistics

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Economics Association
  • Canadian Health Economic Association
  • Canadian Econometric Study Group
  • American Economics Association

Courses Taught

University of Winnipeg

  • Graduate:

    • GECON 7000, MAE Research Project
    • GECON 7003, Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Undergraduate:

    • ECON 1102, Intro - Microeconomics
    • ECON 1103, Intro - Macroeconomics
    • ECON 1201, Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
    • ECON 3201, Introduction to Econometrics
    • ECON 3310, Economics of Canadian Health Care

Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • Undergraduate:

    • Economics 2020, Introductory Macroeconomics

Student Supervision and Training

  • Thesis Supervisor

    • Dhingra, Vaishali (2022, M.A. in Applied Economics, University of Winnipeg)
  • Thesis Committee Member:

    • Khawar, Hibah (2018, M.Sc Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba)
  • Research Assistants:

    • Kashton, Jared (2021-present, M.A. Economics, York University)
    • Ahmed, Jamil (2020-2021, M.A. in Applied Economics, University of Winnipeg)
    • Epp, Tiffani (2020, B.A., University of Manitoba)
    • Goulet-Kilgor, Callum (2020, B.B.A. University of Winnipeg)
    • Eze, Nkiruka (2019-2020, M.A. Economics, University of Lancaster)
    • Awowole, Olusegun (2018, M.A.E.P. Economics, University of Winnipeg)
    • Ezeani, Chukwudi (2018, M.A.E.P. Economics, University of Winnipeg)
  • Teaching Assistants:

    • Charlotte Belbas, Lab instructor for Econ 3201 Introduction to Econometrics, September 7 - December 6, 2021.
    • Sadia Zohaib (MAE, University of Winnipeg), TA for Econ 1201 Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business, September 8 - December 4, 2020.
    • Joy Dakil (MAEP, University of Winnipeg), TA for Econ 1201 Quantitative Methods for Economics and Business, January 6 - April 4, 2020.
  • Mentorship:

    • 2020-2021 CRDCN Policy challenge mentor for Adelia Jacobs, MSc Human Nutrition, University of British Columbia

Teaching Assistantships

  • Graduate:

    • Econometrics I, McMaster University.
    • Microeconomics Theory for Public Policy, McMaster University.
  • Undergraduate:

    • Public Sector Economics, McMaster University.
    • Introductory Macroeconomics, McMaster University.
    • Intermediate Microeconomics, McMaster University.
    • Economics Clinic, McMaster University.
    • Introductory Macroeconomics, McMaster University.
    • Introduction to Game Theory, McMaster University.
    • Introductory Macroeconomics, McMaster University.
    • International Monetary Economics, McMaster University.
  • Other:

    • English Teacher (2008-2009), Lycée Gambetta (Tourcoing, France).

University Service

  • Committees:

    • Senate Student Appeals Committee (Member, 2021-)
      • University Study Leave Committee (Member, 2020-)
      • Department Curriculum Committee (Member, 2017-)
      • Department Research and Ethics Committee (Member, 2017-)
      • Department Personnel Sub-Committee for Candidate Search (Member, 2017-2018)
  • Events:

    • Open House 2021, February 10, 2021
    • First Year Orientation, September 2, 2020
    • Open House 2019, February 20, 2019
  • Media:

    • Interview for The University of Winnipeg NewsCentre, April 9, 2018. (Link)
  • External Service:

    • Volunteer at the Cardiac Classic Golf Tournament (August 13th, 2018)

Grants and Fellowships

  1. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada - Insight Grant, co-applicant with Melanie O’Gorman (Principal Investigator), Kerry Black, and Stewart Hill.
    Title: How Important are Water and Sanitation? Investigating the Associations between Water/Sanitation and Well-being in First Nations in Manitoba.
    Amount: $211,624.
    Date: April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2025.

  2. Canadian Agriculture Partnership - Processing and Value Added Grant, with Miyoung Suh (Principal Investigator), Champa Wijekoon, Glen Ross, James House, and Joan Niquanicappo.
    Title: Smart Vertical Farm for Health in Northern Communities.
    Amount: $454,445.
    Date: April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2023.

  3. Canadian Agriculture Partnership - Research and Innovation Grant, principal investigator with Dr. Carl Taylor and Nkiru Eze.
    Title: Socioeconomic Impact of Legume-Based Health Care Intervention for Treating Peripheral Artery Disease.
    Amount: $35,000.
    Date: April 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021

  4. University of Winnipeg Major Research Grant, principal investigator with Dr. Carl Taylor and Nkiru Eze.
    Title: Estimating the Cost of Peripheral Artery Disease in Manitoba.
    Amount: $7,500.
    Date: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

  5. Canada Agriculture Partnership - Research and Innovation, co-investigator with Dr. Delfin Rodrigez-Leyva (Principal Investigator), and Dr. Grant Pierce. Title: The effect of flax milk on arterial hypertension: Evaluation of blood pressure response by 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.
    Amount: $103,825.
    Date: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2021

  6. Canada Agriculture Partnership - Research and Innovation, co-investigator with Dr. Davinder Jassal (Principal Investigator), Dr. Grant Pierce, and Dr. Pawan Singal.
    Title: Flaxseed prevents broken hearts in breast cancer patients (CANFLAX study).
    Amount: $229,113.
    Date: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2022

  7. Canada Agriculture Partnership - Research and Innovation, co-investigator with Dr. Harold Aukema (Principal Investigator), Dr. Grant Pierce, Dr. Carla Taylor, Dr. Peter Zahradka, and Dr. Samantha Pauls.
    Title: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Flax Oil.
    Amount: $103,258.
    Date: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2021.

  8. Canada Agriculture Partnership - Grain Innovation Hub, co-investigator with Dr. Ben Albensi (Principal Investigator), Dr. Mandana Modirrousta, Dr. Colleen Millikin, and Dr. Grant Pierce.
    Title: Effects of dietary Flaxseed on Memory and Cognition.
    Amount: $215,373.
    Date: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2021

  9. Manitoba Medical Service Foundation Operating Grant, principal investigator with collaborators Dr. Hope Anderson (CCARM) and Dr. Chris Anderson (University of Manitoba).
    Title: Estimating the Relationship Between Cardiovascular Health and the Use of Neurodegenerative Pharmaceuticals.
    Amount: $30,000.
    Date: April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2019

  10. Newfoundland and Labrador SUPPORT Patient-Oriented Research Grant, co-investigator with Dr. Sheila Garland (Principal Investigator), Ken Fowler, Karine Calfour, Geoff Eaton, Breanna Lane.
    Title: Young Adults with Cancer in their Prime (YACC PRIME): A Patient Oriented Collaborative Study.
    Amount: $75,000.
    Date: June 1 2017 - May 31, 2018.

  11. Postdoctoral Fellowship, Collaborative Applied Research in Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
    Title: A Review of the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Care System: An Economist’s Perspective.
    Amount: $55,000.
    Date: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017.

  12. PhD. Graduate Scholarship, McMaster University.
    Amount: $7200 per annum.
    Date: Academic Years 2012 - 2016.

  13. Travel Award, Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference.
    Title: Prevalence Estimates of Five Mental Health Conditions: A Comparison of Approaches
    Amount: $500.
    Date: June 1, 2015.

  14. M.A. Graduate Scholarship, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
    Amount: $5000.
    Date: September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012.

Awards

  • Canadian Journal of Public Health Editors Choice Award for ``Examining differences in diet quality between Canadian Indigenous and non-Indigenous adults: results from the 2004 and 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey Nutrition Surveys” with Natalie Riediger, Jeffrey Laplante, and Adriana Mudryj.(2022)
  • Certificate of Merit for Exceptional Performance as a Member of the Faculty of Business and Economics in the 2019-2020 Academic Year, University of Winnipeg. (2021)

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Clair, Luc, Hope Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Okechukwu Ekuma, and Heather Prior. (2022). ``Cardiovascular Disease and the Risk of Dementia: A Survival Analysis Using Administrative Data from Canada”. Canadian Journal of Public Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-021-00589-2.

  2. Riediger, Natalie, Jeffrey Laplante, Adriana Mudryj, and Luc Clair. (2022). ``Examining differences in diet quality between Canadian Indigenous and non-Indigenous adults: results from the 2004 and 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey Nutrition Surveys”. The Canadian Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.17269/s41997-021-00580-x.

  3. Riediger, Natalie, Laplante, Jeffrey, Mudryj, Adriana, and Clair, Luc. (2021). ``Diet quality among Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and youth in Canada in 2004 and 2015: a repeated cross-sectional design”. Public Health Nutrition. Jun 10:1-10. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980021002561

  4. Mahon KN, SN Garland, G Eaton, K Chalifour, BE Lane, K Fowler, L Gambin, and L Clair. (2021). ``The Financial Impact of Cancer on Canadian Young Adults”. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice.

  5. Pauls, Samantha, Youjia Du, Luc Clair, Tanja Winter, Harold M. Aukema, Carla G. Taylor, Peter Zahradka. (2020). ``Impact of Age, Menopause, and Obesity on Oxylipins Linked to Vascular Health”. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 41(2): 883-897.

  6. Gibson, Grant and Luc Clair. (2019). ``Oh Brother How Art Thou? Differential Reporting of Unmet Need - Evidence from Ontario”. Social Science and Medicine. 243. 112632.

  7. Clair, L. (2019), ``Nonparametric Kernel Regression Using Complex Survey Data”, The Econometrics of Complex Survey Data. Advances in Econometrics, Vol. 39, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 173-208.

  8. Moghadasian, Mohammed H., Luc Clair, Francesca Bonomini, Gaia Favero, and Rita Rezzani. (2018). ``Obesity and Related Disorders: An International Perspective”. Current Research in Diabetes & Obesity Journal. 7(5): 55721.

Work Submitted for Publication

  • Abo Aoun, Mohamed; Meek, Benjamin; Clair, Luc; Wikstrom, Sara; Prasad, Benjamin; Modirrousta, Mandana. “Prognostic factors in major depressive disorder: comparing responders and non-responders to Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), a naturalistic retrospective chart review”. Revise and Resubmit at The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Working Papers

  • Clair, Luc. (2017). ``Private Supplemental Insurance and Mental Health Care Utilization in Canada: An Investigation using Nonparametric Estimation Methods.” Collaborative Applied Research in Economics, Department of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Technical Reports

  • Clair, Luc, Angela Tan, Carla Taylor, and Peter Zahradka. ``Estimating the Additional Health Care Costs Associated with Peripheral Artery Disease in Manitoba.’’ Prepared for Manitoba Agriculture on October 31, 2021.

  • Clair, Luc. ``Estimating the Economic Impact of Agri-Food-Based Health Care Interventions”. Prepared for Manitoba Agriculture on March 31, 2021.

Works in Progress

  • Probability-Weighted Nonparametric Conditional PDF Estimation
  • Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Estimation Using Complex Survey Data
  • Socioeconomic Impact of Pulse-Based Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Nonparametric Multiple Imputation
  • Writing an R package for nonparametric kernel estimation methods for survey data
  • Genome 360 Phase II: Manitoba’s Provincial Applied Genomics Enterprise Platform
  • The effect of flax milk on arterial hypertension: Evaluation of blood pressure response by 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring with Dr. Delfin Rodrigez-Leyva, and Dr. Grant Pierce
  • Flaxseed prevents broken hearts in breast cancer patients (CANFLAX study) with Dr. Davinder Jassal, Dr. Grant Pierce, and Dr. Pawan Singal
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Flax Oil with Dr. Grant Pierce, Dr. Carla Taylor, Dr. Peter Zahradka, and Dr. Samantha Pauls
  • Effects of dietary Flaxseed on Memory and Cognition with Dr. Ben Albensi, Dr. Mandana Modirrousta, Dr. Colleen Millikin, and Dr. Grant Pierce

Referee Activities

Academic Journals

  • The Canadian Journal of Public Health
  • The Journal of the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Reviewed chapters in ``Macroeconomics: Canada in the Global Economy, 11the Edition” for Pearson Publishing.
  • Quality of Life Research
  • Advances in Econometrics

Textbooks

  • Reviewed chapters in ``Macroeconomics: Canada in the Global Economy, 11the Edition” for Pearson Publishing.

Grant Selection Committees

  • Genome Canada

Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures

  • CIHR Smart Cities Lecture Series, March 30, 2022. ``Introduction to Health Economics”.
  • Millennium Library Skywalk Lecture Series, Winnipeg, Manitoba February 16, 2022, ``Estimating the Relationship Between Cardiovascular Disease and Dementia”.
  • Dementia Journal Club, University of Manitoba, February 25, 2021. ``Estimating the Relationship Between CVD and dementia”.
  • Department of Community Health Sciences Bold Ideas Colloquium Series, University of Manitoba, February 7, 2020, ``Nonparametric Econometric Methods and their Applications to Health Data”.
  • Millennium Library Skywalk Lecture Series, Winnipeg, Manitoba February 5, 2020, ``Estimating the Relationship Between Cardiovascular Disease and Dementia”.
  • Canadian Research Data Centre Network 2019 National Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 24th, 2019, ``Estimating the Relationship Between Cardiovascular Disease and Dementia”.
  • St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, May 30, 2019, ``Agriculture and Health Economics at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre”.
  • Manitoba Agriculture, April 26, 2019, ``Agriculture and Health Economics at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre”.
  • Department of Economics Seminar, University of Manitoba, September 28, 2018, ``Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Estimation Using Complex Survey Data”.
  • 52nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, McGill University, June 3, 2018, ``Private Supplemental Insurance and Mental Health Care Utilization in Canada: An Investigation using Nonparametric Estimation Methods”.
  • Food for Thought Seminar, Canadian Centre for Agri-Food Research in Health and Medicine, December 12, 2017, ``Health Economics: Theory, Methods, and Applications”.
  • Department of Seminar, College of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba, November 29, 2017, ``Private Supplemental Insurance and Mental Health Care Utilization in Canada: An Investigation using Nonparametric Estimation Methods”.
  • Bank of Canada Conference on the * Econometrics of Survey Data: Theory and Applications}, Bank of Canada, October 18, 2017. ``Nonparametric Kernel Regression Using Complex Survey Data”.
  • Department of Economics Seminar, Memorial University of Newfoundland, September 8, 2017, ``Private Supplemental Insurance and Mental Health Care Utilization in Canada: An Investigation using Nonparametric Estimation Methods”.
  • 51st Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, St. Francis Xavier University, June 2, 2016, ``Probability-Weighted Nonparametric Conditional PDF Estimation”.
  • 50th Anniversary of the Department of Economics at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Invited), March 1, 2017, ``Supplemental Health Insurance and the Use of Mental Health Services in Canada”.
  • Department of Economics Seminar, University of Winnipeg, February 3, 2017, ``Probability-Weighted Nonparametric Conditional PDF Estimation”.
  • 50th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, University of Ottawa, June 4, 2016. ``Nonparametric Kernel Regression using Complex Survey Data”.
  • NY Camp Econometrics (Poster), April 8-10, 2016, ``Nonparametric Kernel Regression for Mixed Data Types Using Complex Survey Data”.
  • Department of Economics Seminar, McMaster University, January 5, 2016, ``Nonparametric Kernel Regression for Mixed Data Types Using Complex Survey Data”.
  • Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities Symposium on Child and Youth Mental Health (Invited), August 19, 2015, ``Sharing Information and Using Large Data Sets Across Sectors for Collective Impact”.
  • Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference, June 1, 2015, ``Prevalence Estimates of Five Mental Health Conditions: A Comparison of Approaches”.

Languages

  • English (Native)
  • French: read, write, speak