Gregor W. Smith


Electronic mail: smithgw at econ dot queensu dot ca         Phone: (613) 533-6659          Fax: (613) 533-6668

Mail: Department of Economics, Queen's University, Kingston Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada        Office: Room A520, Mackintosh-Corry Hall

Biographical Information

Douglas D. Purvis Professor of Economics         B.A. (Queen's); M.A. Hons. (St. Andrews); M.Phil, D.Phil (Nuffield College, Oxon)

Biographical Note        Bank of Canada Research Fellow        Research Associate, Centers for International Price Research

Past Projects and Doctoral Students

My research is in open-economy macroeconomics, macroeconometrics, and economic history.
Here are lists of publications (with links to co-authors) and of past and current doctoral students. CV, IDEAS page, and citations page.
Here are some historical sterling/dollar exchange rates for 1860-1878, the 1920s, and the 1950s, that we have used in some published work.
My old M.A. macroeconomics lecture notes also are available here. Also, a disclosure of outside activities.

Current Research

  • Distance and Time as Trade Barriers: Commodity Price Evidence from the US and Sweden, 1732-1860. (with Mario Crucini, October 2013)
  • Identifying Fiscal Policy (In)effectiveness from the Differential Adoption of Keynesianism in the Interwar Period. (with Nicolas-Guillaume Martineau, February 2012)
  • Interwar Deflation and Depression (with Bill Dorval, July 2013)
  • Measuring the Slowly Evolving Trend in US Inflation with Professional Forecasts (with James Nason, October 2013) and the poster version