Karl Skogstad, PhD

Department of Economics

RC 3016A

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Canada, P7B 5E1

Office: +1.(807).343.8378

Cell: +1.(807).356.0119

Email: kaskogst@lakeheadu.ca

About me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Lakehead University.

My research interests are the economics of national defence, natural resource economics, and economic history.


Here is my current CV.


Published/Forthcoming Papers

The Impact of Labour Policies on Canadian Gold Mines - 2019 in Cliometrica (with Robert J. Petrunia)

The Effectiveness of Canada's Navy on Escort Duty - 2017 in the European Review of Economic History

An online appendix for this paper can be found here: Online Appendix

The Mining Industry in Northwestern Ontario - 2016 Northern Policy Institute (with Ayman Alahmar)

Defence Budgets in the Post-Cold War Era: A Spatial Econometrics Approach - 2016 in Defence and Peace Economics

Working Papers

Civil War and State Capacity (with Ryan A. Compton and Bryan Paterson)

Designing an Efficient Subsidy: Evidence from the Emergency Gold Mining Assistance Act

A Half-Century of Stagnation: Labour Productivity in Ontario's Gold Mining Industry (with Robert J. Petrunia)

Committed to the Cause? NATO Disarmament Following the Cold War

Defence Spending Behaviour of Arms Producers and Arms Importers

Consultant Work

In-Service Support Best Practices of Selected Countries

Defence Industrial Policy Approaches and Instruments



Lakehead University

ECON 1100 - Principles of Economics

ECON 2203 - Macroeconomics

ECON 3211 - Economic Development

ECON 4111 - International Trade


Lakehead University

ECON 1100 - Principles of Economics

ECON 2203 - Macroeconomics

ECON 3114 - International Finance

ECON 4111 - International Trade

ECON 4531/5257 - Natural Resources

ECON 4611/5411- Defence Economics

ECON 5411- Economics of International Affairs

BUSI 5017 - Managerial Economics

Royal Military College of Canada

ECE 326 - Microeconomics II

ECE 417 - International Economics

MBA 521 - Economics

MPA 531 - Economics

MPA 539 - Economics of Defence

MPA 549 - Economics of National Security