Associate Director at VERC &

Associate Professor, The Department of Economics, Director Master of International Public Policy

Academic Background

BA (University of Western Ontario), MA (Queen’s University), PhD (University of Alberta)


After graduating with a PhD from the University of Alberta in 1995, Dr. Tracy Snoddon joined the Economics Department at Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Snoddon also has a BA (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s degree from Queen’s University. Her research is concentrated in the area of public economics and emphasizes issues relating to fiscal federalism and intergovernmental grants. Dr. Snoddon’s current research focuses on governments’ fiscal behaviour and election outcomes. Dr. Snoddon and Dr. Randall Wigle, also from Laurier, use their regional computable general equilibrium model for Canada to examine the effects of environmental policies on aggregate and provincial welfare under alternative financing and equalization schemes. As an expert on equalization in Canada, Dr. Snoddon has participated in numerous roundtables and workshops sponsored by Finance Canada, the Privy Council’s Office, the C. D. Howe Institute, and the Expert Panel on Equalization.

In January 2006, Dr. Snoddon was appointed as the first Director of Laurier’s Master’s in International Public Policy Program.


Public Finance; equalization; Canadian environmental policy and Kyoto