Economics expert, Iryna Kryvoruchko, joins JSGS faculty

Sep 19, 2012

Iryna Kryvoruchko

The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Iryna Kryvoruchko to a full-time faculty position at the school’s University of Regina campus, effective July 1, 2012. 

Iryna’s first introduction to the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy was in February 2012 as part of the school’s Public Lecture Series when she gave a lecture entitled “Does Foundation Giving Stimulate or Suppress Private Giving? Evidence from Canadian Charities”. In addition to an interest in the economics of charities, Iryna also has research interests in applied microeconomics, public finance and taxation.

“I am very excited to become a member of JSGS faculty,” said Kryvoruchko. “The school’s interdisciplinary environment provides excellent opportunities for team-teaching and interesting collaborative projects. Through active research and publication, I hope to contribute to the academic community in economics and public policy. I also look forward to actively participating in the Outreach and Training workshops. I believe the school provides an excellent environment where one can thrive as a researcher and a teacher, and this is the place where my dream of being a professor is coming true.”

Iryna obtained her Master of Arts in Economics (2004) and her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics (2003) at the University of Alberta. She is currently completing the final year of her PhD in Economics at McMaster University. Recent fellowships and awards she has received include the McMaster University Graduate and Research Scholarship (2009-2012), the University of Toronto Fellowship (2007-2009) and the Gold Achievement Award through the Ministry of Finance at the Government of Alberta (2006-2007).

Prior to her doctoral studies, Iryna worked as a federal-provincial fiscal relations analyst and an economist at Alberta Finance in Edmonton. She presented the comparative analysis of various equalization schemes to the Federal Expert Panel on Equalization and Territorial Formula Financing.

Iryna and her expertise in economics will be a valuable addition to the school. To learn more about Iryna, please visit her faculty page.


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