Wade Locke

Professor of Economics, Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John’s, NL)

Dr. Leonard Wade Locke is a Professor of Economics at Memorial University of Newfoundland and specializes in the Newfoundland and Labrador economy, resource economics, public finance, public policy, innovation indicators, productivity, economic impact assessment, and cost-benefit analysis. He has published extensively in a variety of public policy fields.

In addition, Dr. Locke has provided his professional services to all three levels of government, to foreign governments and to national, local, regional and international businesses. He has served as an expert commentator and analyst to the local, national and international media. He is also a past president of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association.  

Dr. Locke’s research has had a major impact on public policy, particularly on the public finance of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the development of its oil and gas resources. He is appointed to the Board of Governors, Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (2011-2015). He has received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Dr. Locke received a PhD in Economics and a MA in Economics from McMaster University in addition to a BA in Economics and a B.Sc. in Biology from Memorial University. He also has a certificate in Applied Petroleum Economics from Van Meurs Associates through the Centre for Management Development at Memorial.

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