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International Institute of Public Finance

Katherine Cuff


PhD, Economics (Queen's University, Canada)
Master in Arts, Economics (York University, Canada)
Bacholar of Arts, Honours Economics (Queen's University, Canada)

Present Positions
Associate Professor of Economics, McMaster University, Canada

Other Activities

Canadian Research Chair in Public Economic Theory, Tier II, 2009 – presentEditorial and Referring Activities
Editor, FinanzArchiv/Public Finance Analysis, 2014 – present Associate Editor, Canadian Public Policy, 2011 – present
Editorial Advisory Board, Canadian Journal of Economics, 2006-2009
Served as Referee for American Economic Journal:  Economic Policy, American Economic Journal:  Microeconomics, American Economic Review, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Contemporary Economic Policy, Canadian Public Policy, Canadian Journal of Economics, Econometrica, Economic Journal, Economica, Economics Letters, Economic Inquiry, Economnie Internationale, European Economic Review, FinanzArchiv, German Economic Review, International Economic Review, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of Applied Economics, Journal of Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Oxford Economic Papers, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of Economic Design, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, and Southern Economic Journal.

Professional Service and Activities
Member, Scientific Committee, 70th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance, Lugano, Switzerland, 2014
Organizer, Canadian Public Economics Group Sessions, Canadian Economics Association Meetings, Montreal, Canada, 2013
Member, Board of Management, International Institute of Public Finance, 2011 – 2014
President of the Canadian Women Economists Network, 2010 – 2011
Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Canadian Public Economic Group, 2011
Executive Council Member of the Canadian Economics Association, 2007 – 2010
Organizer of the Canadian Public Economics Group 10th Annual Meeting, 2005

Selected Publications
“Monitoring and Optimal Income Taxation with Involuntary Unemployment,” with Robin Boadway, Annals of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming.

“Public and Private Health Care Financing with Alternate Public Rationing,” with Neil Buckley, Jeremiah Hurley, Logan McLeod, Stuart Mestelman, and David Cameron, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 84(3) (December 2012), 713–729.

“Dominant Strategy Implementation with a Convex Product Space of Valuations,” with Sunghoon Hong, Jesse A. Schwartz, Quan Wen, and John A. Weymark, Social Choice and Welfare 39(2-3) (July 2012), 567–597.

“Willingness-to-pay for Parallell Private Health Insurance:  Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment,” with Neil Buckley, Jeremiah Hurley, Logan McLeod, Robert Nuscheler, and David Cameron, Canadian Journal of Economics 45(1) (Feburary 2012), 137–166.

“Public and Private Health Care Financing with Alternate Public Rationing,” with Jeremiah Hurley, Stuart Mestelman, Andrew Muller, and Robert Nuscheler, Health Economics 21(2) (January 2012), 83–100.

“Optimal Policies and the Informal Sector,” with Nicolas Marceau, Steeve Mongrain, and Joanne Roberts, Journal of Public Economics, 95(11-12) (December 2011), 1280–1291.

“Judgments Regarding the Fair Division of Goods:  The Impact of Verbal versus Quantitative Descriptions of Alternative Divisions,” with Jeremiah Hurley, Neil Buckley, Mita Giacomini and David Cameron, Social Choice and Welfare, 37(2) (July 2011), 341–372.

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