Dr. John Loxley
Dr. Loxley is an economics professor at the University of Manitoba and the research co-ordinator of the global political economy program.
His research interests are in international finance, development and Aboriginal issues. He is the principal investigator of a SSHRC partnership grant in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the other universities in Manitoba, the Manitoba government and many inner-city and Aboriginal community organizations.
The Manitoba Research Alliance is looking into poverty in inner-city and Aboriginal communities.
Loxley has also undertaken significant research into the funding of First Nations child and family services and is an expert witness on behalf of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada in its case before the Canada Human Rights Commission on the underfunding of services to First Nations communities.
Loxley has been a board member at numerous local organizations, including Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin (the Aboriginal Youth Housing Renovation Project for ex-inmates), Pollock’s Hardware Co-op, and SEED Winnipeg, a micro financing and community economic development agency working in the inner city of Winnipeg. He has also served as an economic advisor on macro-economic reform to a number of overseas governments, such as the Mandela government of South Africa and several international institutions.
Betsy Troutt is an assistant professor of economics. She focuses on environmental and resource economics in addition to studying the non-profit sector. Her interests include sustainable development, non-market valuation and environmental policy.
Troutt is one of the authors of a 2007 paper on Sex and Salaries at the University of Manitoba: Systemic Discrimination in a Canadian University and of the 2011 followup study Ten Years After: Sex and Salaries at a Canadian University.
Dr. Ugozoglu's research interests are in labour economics, health economics, Aboriginal economic development, economic growth, panel data econometrics and applied econometrics. He is currently a member of research teams working on housing renewal to improve the health of First Nations residents and projects related to rheumatoid arthritis and tuberculosis.
He has published papers on the financial protection of health insurance and the dynamics of work limitation, income support stigma and retirement incentives in Australia.