Geoffrey Dunbar is a Senior Research Advisor in the International Economic Analysis Department at the Bank of Canada. His research focuses on both applied microeconomics and macroeconomics with a current interest on the effects of extreme weather events for commodities and trade. Previous research interests have included exchange rates and the role of family demographics on inequality and productivity. He received his PhD in economics from Queen’s University.
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Identification of Random Resource Shares in Collective Households Without Preference Similarity RestrictionsResource shares, defined as the fraction of total household spending going to each person in a household, are important for assessing individual material well-being, inequality and poverty. They are difficult to identify because consumption is measured typically at the household level, and many goods are jointly consumed, so that individual-level consumption in multi-person households is not directly observed.
- "Identification of Random Resource Shares in Collective Households Without Preference Similarity Restrictions,"
(with Arthur Lewbel and Krishna Pendakur), Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, October 2019.
- "Seasonal adjustment, demography, and GDP growth,"
Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, Vol. 46(3), pages 811-835, August 2013.
- "Working parents and total factor productivity growth,"
Journal of Population Economics, (with Stephen Easton). Springer, Vol. 26(4), pages 1431-1456, October 2013.
- "The Family and Medical Leave Act and the labor productivity of parents,"
Economics Letters, Elsevier, Vol. 118(2), pages 334-336, 2013.
- "Returns-to-scale and the equity premium puzzle,"
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, Vol. 37(9), pages 1736-1754, 2013.
- "Children's Resources in Collective Households: Identification, Estimation, and an Application to Child Poverty in Malawi,"
(with Arthur Lewbel and Krishna Pendakur), American Economic Review, American Economic Association, Vol. 103(1), pages 438-71, February, 2013.