Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
My Bachelor’s degree is from the renowned interdisciplinary Arts and Science program at McMaster University. From there I went on to an MA in Economics from McMaster, a Juris Doctor at the University of Toronto, and ultimately a PhD in Economics, also from the University of Toronto.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My research has mainly focused on how legal/regulatory environments shape the trading patterns of developing countries. My work in these areas have been published, most notably, in the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Comparative Economics.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I am available to supervise students on any topic related to my research interests.
Essaji, Azim and Christine Neill. “Delivering Government Grants to Students Through the RESP System: Distributional Implications.” Canadian Tax Journal. 60(3): 1-16. (August 2012).
Essaji, Azim and Kinya Fujiwara. “Contracting Institutions and Product Quality.” Journal of Comparative Economics. 40(2): 269-278. (May 2012).
Essaji, Azim, Alexandra Kotsopoulos and Gregory Sweeney. “Equality Through Exposure? International Trade and the Racial Wage Gap.” Journal of Economic Policy Reform. 13(4): 313-323. (December 2010).
Essaji, Azim. “Trade Liberalization, Standards and Protection.” B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy. 10(1) (Topics): Article 55. (2010).
Essaji, Azim and Sue Horton. “Silent Escalation: Salaries of Senior University Administrators in Ontario, 1996-2006.” Higher Education, 59(3): 303-322. (March 2010).
Essaji, Azim. “Technical Regulations and Specialization in International Trade.” Journal of International Economics. 76(2): 166-76. (December 2008).