Xavier de Vanssay

Professor of Economics


   416 487 6712 (Dept.)

Professor Xavier de Vanssay is a public policy and international economics specialist. He has been a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po (Paris) and other universities. He has published scholarly articles on empirical aspects of public policy issues, as well as on international economics.


Journal Articles

     •    “Sinning by Omission: Insider Trading and Ethical Behavior.”  Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 104 (July-August), 2019, pp. 1-16, 105834, (with N.-G. Martineau).     https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeconbus.2019.01.001     Publisher's Site

     •    “The Japanese Automobile Tyre Industry under Scrutiny.” International Journal of the Economics of Business, Vol. 22 (1), 2015, pp. 141-162, (with X. D. Nguyen and C. R. Parsons).   https://doi.org/10.1080/13571516.2014.993567  Publisher's Site  
     •    “Detecting Market Competition in the Japanese Beer Industry.” Journal of Industry, Competition, and Trade, Vol. 14 (1), 2014, pp. 123-143, (with C. R. Parsons).   https://doi.org/10.1007/s10842-013-0166-9  Publisher's Site 
     •    “Information, Organization, and Freedom: Explaining the Great Reversal.” Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 25 (4), 2012, pp. 329-350, (with J.-J. Rosa).   https://doi.org/10.1007/s11138-012-0173-9  Publisher's Site 
     •    “Damages at the Pump: Does Punishment Fit the Crime?” Journal of Industry, Competition, and Trade, Vol. 11 (4), 2011, pp. 351-367, (with C. Erutku).   https://doi.org/10.1007/s10842-010-0075-0   Publisher's Site 
     •    "A Note on Forecasting Cross Border Shopping: The Virtue of Simplicity." Canadian Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 33 (2), 2010, pp.45-56, (with N. Jones).   Publisher's Site    PDF 
     •    “Using Economic Freedom Indexes As Policy Indicators: An Intercontinental Example." Public Organization Review, Vol. 8 (3), September 2008, pp. 195-214, (with Z. A. Spindler and V. Hildebrand).   https://doi.org/10.1007/s11115-008-0050-y   Publisher's Site 
     •    "Constitutional Foundations of Economic Freedom: A time-series, cross-section analysis." Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 16 (4), December 2005, pp. 327-346,  (with V. Hildebrand and Z. A. Spindler).   https://doi.org/10.1007/s10602-005-4314-z  Publisher's Site 
     •    "The Myth of Fair Prices: A Graphical Analysis." Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 34 (3), Summer 2003, pp. 235-240, (with D. Yanchus).    https://doi.org/10.1080/00220480309595218    Publisher's Site 
     •    "Constitutional Design for A Rent-seeking Society: The Voting Rule Choice Revisited." Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 14 (2), June 2003, pp. 95-105, (with Z. A. Spindler).    https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1023639521374   Publisher's Site 
     •    "Constitutions and Economic Freedom: An International Comparison." South African Journal of Economics, Vol. 70 (6), September 2002, pp. 1135-1147, (with Z. A. Spindler).    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1813-6982.2002.tb00060.x      Publisher's Site 
     •    "A Public Choice Perspective on Cartels." Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Vol. 17 (1), 2000, pp. 2-22, (with Z. A. Spindler).  Publisher's Site 
     •    "Monetary Unions in Historical and Comparative Perspective." Journal for Institutional Innovation, Development and Transition, Vol. 4,  2000, pp. 35-44.   
     •    "Constitutions, Institutions and Economic Convergence: An International Comparison." Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics,  Vol. 20 (3), 1996, pp. 1-20, (with Z. A. Spindler).  Publisher's Site 
     •    "Is Tax Reform in the Public Interest? A Rent-Seeking Perspective." Public Finance Quarterly, Vol. 22 (1), January 1994, pp. 3-21, (with Z. A. Spindler).     https://doi.org/10.1177/109114219402200101     Publisher's Site 
     •    "Freedom and Growth: Do Constitutions Matter?" Public Choice, Vol. 78 (3-4), March 1994, pp. 359-372, (with Z. A. Spindler).  https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01047764   Publisher's Site 
     •    "The Origins of Customs Unions and Free Trade Areas." Journal of European Integration, Vol. 17 (2-3), 1994, pp. 181-210, (with E. E. Mahant).   https://doi.org/10.1080/07036339408429004  Publisher's Site 
     •    "Public Choice Classics and North American Economic Textbooks: A Status Report (Or More on the Us versus Them Debate)." Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, December 1993, n. 2-3, pp. 89-100.  Publisher's Site 
     •    "Regional Rent-Seeking in Canadian Sales Tax Reform." Canadian Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 12  (3), 1989, pp. 367-380, (with Z. A. Spindler).  Publisher's Site  PDF


Book Chapters

     •    “The Global Freedom Boom: An Economic Analysis”, with J.- J. Rosa, (Chapter 2, pp. 22-45, 2010) in “Crossing Borders: Global Prospects, New Perspectives and Emerging Agendas” Editors: B. Batavia P. Nandakumar, and C. Wagué. Studies in Economic Transformation and Public Policy in Association with the Athenian Policy Forum.   
     •    “Democracy and environmental performance: An exploration of political and economic asymmetries.” in “Globalization: Capital Flows, Competition and Regulation.” Editors: B. Batavia and P. Nandakumar. APF Press, 2007, (with E. E. Mahant, P. Mahant), pp. 222-245.   
     •    "The Marshall-Lerner condition" in "An Encyclopedia of Macroeconomics." Editors: B. Snowdon and H. R. Vane. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited: 2002, pp. 461-464.   
     •    "Monetary Unions in Historical Perspective" in "Before and Beyond EMU." Editor: P. Crowley. Routledge: July, 2002, pp. 26-41.   
     •    "Preferential trading arrangements" in "Economic Integration in the Americas." Editors: C. Paraskevopoulos, R. Grinspun and G. Eaton. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited: 1996, pp. 169-181, (with E. E. Mahant).   
     •    "Three's Company and Fifteen's a Union: The Comparative Political Economy of the NAFTA and the European Union - Integration or Liberalisation?" in "Regional Trading Blocs and the Global Economy: Europe, North America, East Asia." Editors: T. Geiger and D. Kennedy (Institute for European Studies, Queen's University of Belfast). Pinter Publishers Ltd: 1996, pp. 131-155, (with E. E. Mahant).  

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