Vincent Geloso

Assistant Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Vincent Geloso, Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute, is an Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason University and earned his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. Previously, he was assistant professor of economics at King's University College and Bates College. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Montreal.

Professor Geloso specializes in the measurement of living standards today and in the distant past. He combines his specialization in economic history with a specialization in political economy in order to explain differences in living standards over time and space. His most recent articles have been published in Public Choice, Explorations in Economic History, European Review of Economic History, Contemporary Economic Policy and Southern Economic Journal. He has also authored opinion articles in the Journal de Montréal, Journal de Québec, National Post, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Gazette, Le Devoir, La Presse, Le Soleil, and Huffington Post Québec.

Recent Research by Vincent Geloso

— May 10, 2024
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Canada Stills Needs To Open Up To Competition

Canada Stills Needs To Open Up To Competition, written by Senior Fellow Vincent Geloso, calculates how much of the Canadian economy is protected from competition because of government intervention, and discusses how barriers to competition impose higher costs and lower living standards on Canadians.

— Sep 14, 2021
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government, legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one—although China's heavy hand will likely lower Hong Kong's ranking in future years—and Canada (14th) trails the United States (6th).

— Aug 31, 2021
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Economic Freedom Promotes Upward Income Mobility

Economic Freedom Promotes Upward Income Mobility finds that the costs of government regulation, including labour regulations such as licencing and accreditation, represent a real barrier for Canadians—especially low-income Canadians—trying to move up the income ladder.