Krishna Pendakur

Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University

Krishna Pendakur has been on the faculty of the Economics Department at Simon Fraser University since 1994. He has focused his research on improving various aspects of the measurement of inequality, poverty and discrimination. Specifically, he has worked on: the estimation of poverty and inequality, both within and across households, in Canada and in the developing world; the measurement of immigrant, visible minority and indigenous disparity in Canadian labour markets; the measurement of consumer welfare, including the cost of living, the cost of children and the costs and benefits of CO2 pricing. This work has resulted in many contributions in the best journals in the field, including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy.