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Brad Hackinen

Assistant Professor, Business, Economics and Public Policy

Brad Hackinen

Contact Information


  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Political Economy

Research Publications

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Brad Hackinen is an Assistant Professor in Business, Economics and Public Policy at the Ivey Business School. 

He is an applied microeconomist working in the areas of political economy and environmental economics. He is particularly interested in how corporations and other interest groups influence public policy through information-based channels like lobbying and commenting on proposed regulations. His dissertation examined how large corporations use donations to non-profits as a tool to amplify their messages to regulators during the notice and comment process for U.S. federal rulemaking. He is also developing new tools for measuring political influence using the text of comments submitted to regulators.


  • Global Macroeconomics for Managers (HBA 2)

Programs Taught

  • HBA


  • M.Sc. (Honours) in Economics from the University of Victoria
  • Ph.D. in Economics from the University of British Columbia

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Bertrand, M.; Bombardini, M.; Fisman, R.; Hackinen, B.; Trebbi, F., 2021, "Hall of Mirrors: Corporate Philanthropy and Strategic Advocacy", The Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 136(4): 2413 - 2465.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Honours & Awards

  • Killam Doctoral Scholarship Award
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

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