Vincent Geloso

Assistant Professor of Economics, King's University College

Vincent Geloso, Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute, is an Assistant Professor of Economics at King's University College, Western University Canada and earned his PhD from the London School of Economics. Previously, he was postdoctoral fellow at Texas Tech University and 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 articles have been published in Economics & Human Biology, Canadian Journal of Economics, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Economic History, Health Policy & Planning and Historical Methods.  He has also authored opinion articles in the Journal de Montréal, Journal de Québec, National Post, The Gazette, Le Devoir, La Presse, Le Soleil and Huffington Post Québec.

Recent Research by Vincent Geloso

— Nov 12, 2020
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Achieving the Four-Day Work Week: Part 2 Essays

Two new essays—Towards a More Productive and United Canada: The Case for Liberalizing Interprovincial Trade by Trevor Tombe, associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary, and Barriers to Entry and Productivity Growth by Vincent Geloso, assistant professor of economics at King's University College—spotlight barriers to trade and competition, which can frustrate economic productivity and the possibility of a four-day work week.

— Jan 3, 2020
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The Truth about CEO and Worker Compensation

The Truth about CEO and Worker Compensation finds that much of the sensationalism about CEO compensation is based on myths and misperceptions. In fact, CEO compensation in Canada largely reflects the nature of the job, the skills required and the global demand for top talent. And the pay gap between CEOs and workers identified in some studies is often overestimated—sometimes by as much as 81 per cent—as a result of faulty comparisons.

— May 23, 2019
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Walled from Competition: Measuring Protected Industries in Canada

Walled from Competition: Measuring Protected Industries in Canada finds that governments in Canada restrict or prevent foreign competition in 30.6 per cent of Canada’s economy—including key sectors such as air transportation and telecommunications—which can lead to higher prices for consumers and less innovation.