Jim Davies

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. London School of Economics, 1979

Jim Davies

Office: SSC 4021
519-661-2111 Ext. 85386
Fax: 519-661-3666
E-mail: jdavies@uwo.ca

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Distribution of Wealth, Tax Policy


Representative Publications

Shorrocks, Anthony, Jim Davies and Rodrigo Lluberas, Global Wealth Report, and Global Wealth Databook, Credit Suisse Research Institute, Zurich (2022). https://www.credit-suisse.com/about-us/en/reports-research/global-wealth-report.html

Davies, James B. “Economic Inequality and Covid-19 Deaths and Cases in the First Wave, a Cross-Country Analysis”, Canadian Public Policy (2021), https://utpjournals.press/doi/10.3138/cpp.2021-033 

Davies, James B., Michael Hoy and Lin Zhao, “Revisiting comparisons of income inequality when Lorenz curves intersect”, Social Choice and Welfare (2021), https//doi.org/10.1007/s00355-021-01343-w 

Davies, James B. and Livio Di Matteo, “Long Run Canadian Wealth Inequality in International Context”, Review of Income and Wealth 67 (1) 2021: 134-164. 

James B. Davies (2020),  "Reforming Canada's Disaster Assistance Programs",  Canadian Public Policy, 46 (2): 187-197.   https://www.utpjournals.press/doi/pdf/10.3138/cpp.2019-066

Davies, James B. and Livio Di Matteo, “Long Run Canadian Wealth Inequality in International Context”, Review of Income and Wealth (2020), https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/roiw.12453

Gertz, Aaron B., James B. Davies,and Samantha L. Black. “A CGE Framework for Modeling the Economics of Flooding and Recovery in a Major Urban Area,” Risk Analysis, 39 (2019):  1314-1341.  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.13285

James B. Davies, Rodrigo Lluberas and Anthony F. Shorrocks (2017) "Estimating the Level and Distribution of Global Wealth, 2000-2014", Review of Income and Wealth 63(4): 731-759.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/roiw.12318/full 

James B. Davies, Nicole Fortin and Thomas Lemieux (2017) "Wealth Inequality: Theory, Measurement and Decomposition", Canadian Journal of Economics Fiftieth Anniversary Issue, 50(5).

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.

Selected Publications

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.

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. 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.