Western University EconomicsWestern Social Science

Jim Davies

Ph.D. London School of Economics, 1979

Jim Davies

Office: SSC 4092
Telephone: 519-661-2111
Ext. 88135
Fax: 519-661-2111
E-mail: jdavies@uwo.ca

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Distribution of Wealth, Tax Policy

Teaching Fields

Public Economics

Representative Publications

Davies, James B. and Alan Slivinski, "Economic Efficiency of Federal Provision of Scientific Information and Support for Science Research in Canada," Canadian Public Policy, 41(4) (2015): 332-342.

Davies, James B., "Economic Analysis of the Costs of Flooding," Canadian Water Resources Journal / Revue canadienne des resources hydriques, (2015) published online 09 July. DOI: 10.1080/07011784.2015.1055804.

Davies, James B., Xiaojun Shi and John Whalley, "The Possibilities for Global Inequality and Poverty Reduction Using Revenues from Global Carbon Pricing," Journal of Economic Inequality, 12 (2014): 363-391.

Shorrocks, Anthony, Jim Davies and Rodrigo Lluberas, Global Wealth Databook 2015, Credit Suisse Research Institute, Zurich (2015).

Burbidge, John, Kirk Collins, James Davies and Lonnie Magee, "Effective Tax and Subsidy Rates on Human Capital in Canada," Canadian Journal of Economics, 45(1) (2012): 189-219.

Davies, James B. and Stanley Winer, "Closing the 49th Parallel: An Unexplored Episode in Canadian and Economic History", Canadian Public Policy 37 (2011): 307-334.

Davies, James B., Susanna Sandström, Anthony B. Shorrocks and Edward N. Wolff, "The Level and Distribution of Global Household Wealth," The Economic Journal 121 (2011): 223-254.

Davies, James B. (ed.) Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective, Oxford University Press (2008).

Selected Publications

Zhang, Jie, James B. Davies, Jinli Zeng, and Stuart McDonald, "Optimal Taxation in a Growth Model with Public Consumption and Home Production," Journal of Public Economics 92, 3-4 (2008): 885-896.

Davies, James B., Jinli Zeng and Zie Zhang, "Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility Under Private vs. Public Education," Scandinavian Journal of Economics 107(3) (2005): 399-418.

Davies, James B. and Michael Hoy, "Flat Rates Taxes and Inequality Measurement," Journal of Public Economics 84(1) (2002): 33-46.

Davies, James B. and Anthony F. Shorrocks, "The Distribution of Wealth," in A.B. Atkinson and F. Bourguignon (eds.) Handbook of Income Distribution, North-Holland Elsevier (2000): 605-75.

Working Papers

Davies, James  B., Rodrigo Lluberas and Anthony F. Shorrocks (2016), "Estimating the level and distribution of global wealth, 2000-14", UNU-WIDER working paper 3/2016.