Josip (Joe) Lesica

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Assistant Professor Lazaridis School of Business and Economics Economics Waterloo, Ontario jlesica@wlu.ca

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Bio/Research

I received my PhD in Economics from McMaster University in 2017 and my MA in Economics from Queen’s University in 2010.

My primary research specialization is in applied microeconomic theory, with a focus on public and labour economics, and political economy of policymaking. My thesis exp...


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Bio/Research

I received my PhD in Economics from McMaster University in 2017 and my MA in Economics from Queen’s University in 2010.

My primary research specialization is in applied microeconomic theory, with a focus on public and labour economics, and political economy of policymaking. My thesis explored theoretical mechanisms and empirical effects of lobbying on setting the minimum wage and small business tax, as well as income inequality outcomes.

Currently, I am engaged in research about tax policy with Professor Seungjin Han. Using a unique data set from Ontario, we are investigating the purpose of a differential excise tax rates policy and the impact it has across the income distribution. I am also engaged in research on the effects of small business taxation driven income shifting and tax avoidance activities.


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