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Christopher Bruce

Professor Emeritus, Economics, University of Calgary

Ph.D. (Labour Economics) 1976 Cambridge University
M.A. (Economics) 1970 Carleton University
B.A. (Hons., Economics) 1969 University of Victoria

I was a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary from 1973 to 2015. My primary areas of teaching and research interest were labour economics (economics of earnings and employment), economics of tort and contract law, and publc economics (primarily government decision-making processes).

From 1988 to 2019, I also operated a consulting business called Economica Ltd that primarily conducted research into factors involving employment and earnings. Some of my work included: advising labour unions in wage negotiations, calculating damages in residential school and sexual abuse cases, assisting divorcing couples with the valuation of child support and alimony, and assessing damages in medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits.


  • 1973–present
    Professor emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Calgary


  • 2019
    Christopher Bruce, Assessment of Personal Injury Damages
  • 2015
    Christopher Bruce and K. Madani, Successful Collaboration over Water Policy: Substance versus Process” Journal of Water Resources and Planning,
  • 1997
    Christopher Bruce, Determination Of Personal Consumption Expenditures In Fatal Accident Actions: A Note”, Journal of Forensic Economics
  • 1997
    Christopher Bruce, Kenneth McKenzie, Ronald Kneebone, eds., , A Government Reinvented: A Study of Alberta's Deficit Elimination Program,
  • 1993
    Christopher Bruce and Frank Atkins, Efficiency Effects of Premium-Setting Regimes Under Workers' Compensation: Canada and the United States”, Journal of Labor Economics.
  • 1990
    Christopher Bruce, Economics of Employment and Earnings
  • 1984
    Christopher Bruce, The Deterrent Effects of Automobile Insurance and Tort Law”, Law & Policy