Doug May

B.Comm. D.Phil
Applied microeconomics

Contact Information

Ph: 864-8274
Office: AA3085

Research Interests

Labour and Demographic Analysis, Applied Production Economics, Health Economics

Personal Profile

Dr. May joined the Department of Economics and the Faculty of Business Administration in 1978. He currently teaches in the MER and MBA programs as well as undergraduate labour market economics. Prior to his coming to Memorial, he taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Saskatchewan, and Acadia University.

His research interests include measuring the determinants of well-being, poverty and income inequality measurement, community and regional development, tax policy, productivity measurement and labour market issues. He has published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Econometrics, the Internal Economic Review and the Canadian Journal of Economics.

Over the past 30 years he has worked closely with the provincial government overseeing the development of the structure of the Community Accounts while also leading research efforts in measuring poverty, into the causes of unemployment, the nature of demographic change, macroeconomic econometric modelling, and labour market analysis for policy development

He has been a member of the executive Committee of the Canadian Economics Association and of the editorial board of the Canadian Economics Association. He was Past President of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association and a former Head of the department. He is currently a member of the National Statistics Council and also the Macroeconomic Accounts Advisory Committee of Statistics Canada.

Research Highlights

Hoskins, P and D. May, 2015, The Determinants of Life Satisfaction in Newfoundland and Labrador []

Locke, W., Doug May, Noel Roy, Michael Sullivan and Craig Wiseman, 2015, Promoting tax Fairness in Newfoundland and Labrador Through The Personal Income Tax System []

Hoskins, P and D. May, 2014, OECD’s Better Life Index for Canada and The Provinces: Challenges and Results

May, D. and D. Walsh, 2014 “The ‘Community Accounts’ Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada”, Michalos AC (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

May, D. and Alton Hollett, 2008 ,“The System of Community Accounts: An Application to Newfoundland and Labrador” in the Proceedings of the30th General Conference of The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, Portoroz, Slovenia, August,

Hollett, A., Cory Giles and Douglas May, 2008, “The Newfoundland and Labrador System of Community Accounts” in Statistics, Knowledge and Policy 2007: Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies, Paris, OECD, pp 481-502