Ross Finnie was educated at Queen's University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Graduate and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa since 2007. Previous to that he was a Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University, and before that held positions in the School of Public Administration at Carleton University and the Economics Department at l'Universite Laval. Doctor Finnie has also been a Visiting Fellow at Statistics Canada since 1993.
- Article in the Ottawa Citizen: China effect stuns researchers
- Access to Post-Secondary Education in Canada Among the Children of Canadian Immigrants
His current research interests include various topics in labour and public economics, all with an applied and/or policy focus. Most of his work focuses on dynamic analyses using longitudinal data. Specific areas include:
- access to college an university and student financial aid;
- the dynamics of poverty and participation in social assistance, EI, and other income support programs;
- earnings and income inequality in a dynamic framework;
- the economic integration of immigrants;
- the inter-generational transmission of lone-motherhood, low income status, and earnings.