Steven Globerman

Resident Scholar and Addington Chair in Measurement, Professor Emeritus, Western Washington University

Mr. Steven Globerman is Resident Scholar and Addington Chair in Measurement at the Fraser Institute as well as Professor Emeritus at Western Washington University. Previously, he held tenured appointments at Simon Fraser University and York University and has been a visiting professor at the University of California, University of British Columbia, Stockholm School of Economics, Copenhagen School of Business, and the Helsinki School of Economics.

He has published more than 200 articles and monographs and is the author of the book The Impacts of 9/11 on Canada-U.S. Trade as well as a textbook on international business management. In the early 1990s, he was responsible for coordinating Fraser Institute research on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

In addition, Mr. Globerman has served as a researcher for two Canadian Royal Commissions on the economy as well as a research advisor to Investment Canada on the subject of foreign direct investment. He has also hosted management seminars for policymakers across North America and Asia.

Mr. Globerman was a founding member of the Association for Cultural Economics and is currently a member of the American and Canadian Economics Associations, the Academy of International Business, and the Academy of Management.

He earned his BA in economics from Brooklyn College, his MA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his PhD from New York University.

Recent Research by Steven Globerman

— May 7, 2019
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Investment in the Canadian and U.S. Oil and Gas Sectors: A Tale of Diverging Fortunes

Investment in the Canadian and U.S. Oil and Gas Sectors: A Tale of Diverging Fortunes finds that from 2016 to 2018, capital investment in Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry (essentially, exploration and production) increased only 15 per cent compared to 41 per cent in the U.S. over the same period. And, the percentage of oil and gas capital investment in Canada as a share of total capital investment has plummeted, from 28 per cent in 2014 to 13.9 per cent in 2018.

— Mar 21, 2019
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Canadian Foreign Direct Investment: Recent Patterns and Interpretation

Canadian Foreign Direct Investment: Recent Patterns and Interpretation finds that the amount invested by Canadians abroad has increased 73.7 per cent since 2013, while the amount invested by foreigners in Canada over the same time period has declined by 55 per cent, signalling Canada has become a less attractive place to invest over the past few years.

— Jan 24, 2019
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Pharmaceutical Regulation, Innovation, and Access to New Drugs: An International Perspective

Pharmaceutical Regulation, Innovation, and Access to New Drugs: An International Perspective finds that the federal government’s plan to lower prescription drug prices through changes to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board could impede access of new life-saving drugs for Canadian patients and even discourage innovation in the pharmaceutical sector.