Annotated Index to my Publications and Papers
Professor of Economics >University of Guelph >Guelph Ontario Canada >N1G 2W1
I set up this page to help sort my various writings by topic, since the collection was getting a bit too disorganized for my university web site.
Most entries link to documents posted on my University of Guelph web site. A couple of papers appear in under two headings.
(**) denotes peer-reviewed; i.e. a standard journal process where the article is read by expert reviewers and may be rejected depending on the referees’ verdict.
(*) denotes peer-assessed; i.e. a review where changes can be required but the reviewers do not normally make a recommendation concerning whether to publish or not once the publisher has solicited the contribution.
My CV is here.
SURFACE TEMPERATURES: In 2007 I published a paper with Pat Michaels showing evidence that CRU global surface temperature data used by the IPCC are likely contaminated due to socioeconomic development and variations in data quality. In 2008 Gavin Schmidt published a paper in the International Journal of Climatology claiming our results, as well as those of de Laat and Maurellis who independently found the same things we did, were spurious. My rebuttal, coauthored with Nicolas Nierenberg, was submitted to the IJOC in April 2009. The current version is:McKitrick, Ross R. and Nicolas Nierenberg (2009). Correlations between Surface Temperature Trends and Socioeconomic Activity: Toward a Causal Interpretation.
I have written a series of articles in the Financial Post on the current economic crisis. Judging by the reaction so far, people seem to appreciate having some of these rather complex issues explained in plain language.