David Burgess

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1971

Office: SSC 4021
519-661-2111 Ext. 85386

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Productivity and Competitiveness Issues; Evaluation of Environmental Programs; Pensions

Teaching Fields

International Economics; Economic Policy; Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

Representative Publications

"The Most Appropriate Discount Rate", Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp 391-400 (2013), with Richard O. Zerbe.

"Reconciling Alternative Views About the Appropriate Social Discount Rate," Journal of Public Economics, 97 (2013) 9-17.

"Calculating the Social Opportunity Cost Discount Rate," Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis Vol. 2: Iss. 3 (2011), with Richard O. Zerbe.

"Appropriate Discounting for Benefit-Cost Analysis," Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis Vol. 2: Iss. 2, Article 2. (2011), with Richard O. Zerbe.

"The Foreign Property Rule: A Cost-Benefit Analysis," Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Vol. 4, No. 3 (November 2005), with Joel Fried.

"Public Investment Criteria in Overlapping Generations Models of Open Economies," International Tax and Public Finance, Vol. 13, Issue 1 (January 2006).

"Fiscal Deficits and Intergenerational Welfare in Almost Small Open Economies," Canadian Journal of Economics, 885-909 (1996).

Working Papers

Project Evaluation and the Folk Principle when the Private Sector Lacks Perfect Foresight

Removing Some Dissonance from the Social Discount Rate Debate


Amy Burgess Memorial Foundation

Amy Burgess

In the interest of continuing the contribution Amy made to children and youth during her life through her work with the YMCA and Art Therapy both in Canada and New Zealand we are excited to announce the creation of the Amy Burgess Memorial Foundation. Each year the foundation will support the operation of programs specifically designed to enrich the lives of young people.

For further information about the Foundation and the programs that it is supporting please go to the website at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/amy-burgess-memorial-foundation.