Olena Ivus

Olena Ivus

Associate Professor & E. Marie Shantz Fellow of Business Economics

Overview

Dr. Olena Ivus is an Associate Professor (with tenure) and E. Marie Shantz Fellow of Business Economics at Smith School of Business, Queen's University.

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Academic Area

  • Business Economics

Interest Topics

  • Economics
  • Global Business
  • Government & Policy
  • Innovation

Faculty Details

Profile

Full Bio

Dr. Olena Ivus is an Associate Professor (with tenure) and E. Marie Shantz Fellow of Business Economics at Smith School of Business, Queen's University.

Her research employs both theory and empirical work to study aspects of international trade law and regulation, intellectual property protection, and international high-skilled migration.

Her work has been published in leading journals, including Journal of International Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Inquiry, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy and Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.

Olena has received a Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship for 2016-2017 from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University School of Law. Olena is also currently a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Olena has a PhD. in Economics (2009) from the University of Calgary. In 2010, Olena won the World Trade Organization (WTO) Essay Award for Young Economists.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. Economics
University of Calgary, Canada (2009)

M.A. Economics
Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine (2004)

B.A. (Honours) Economics & Entrepreneurship
Chernihiv State Institute of Economics and Management, Ukraine (2002)

Academic Experience

Smith School of Business, Queen’s University
Associate Professor (with tenure) (2016 - Present)
E. Marie Shantz Fellow (2016 - Present)
Assistant Professor (2010-2016)

University of Prince Edward Island, Department of Economics
Assistant Professor (2009-2010)

Publications

Publications in Refereed Journals

Ivus, Olena, Manu Jose and Ruchi Sharma. 2021. “R&D Tax Credit and Innovation: Evidence from Private Firms in India.” Research Policy, 50(1): 104-128.

Ivus, Olena, Edwin L.-C. Lai and Ted Sichelman. 2020. “An Economic Model of Patent Exhaustion.” Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 29(4): 816-833.

Ivus, Olena and Walter Park. 2019. “Patent Reforms and Exporter Behaviour: Firm-level Evidence from Developing Countries.” Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 51: 129-147.

Ivus, Olena, Walter Park and Kamal Saggi. 2017. “Patent Protection and the Composition of Multinational Activity: Evidence from U.S. Multinational Firms.” Journal of International Business Studies, 48(7): 808–836.

Ivus, Olena, Walter Park and Kamal Saggi. 2016. “Intellectual Property Protection and the Industrial Composition of Multinational Activity.” Economic Inquiry, 54(2): 1068-1085.

Ivus, Olena and Matthew Boland. 2015. “The Employment and Wage Impact of Broadband Deployment in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Economics, 48(5): 1803-1830.

Ivus, Olena. 2015. “Does Stronger Patent Protection Increase Export Variety? Evidence from U.S. Product-level Data.” Journal of International Business Studies, 46(6): 724-731.

Gaisford, James and Olena Ivus. 2014. “Should Smaller Countries Be More Protectionist? The Diversification Argument for Tariff.” Review of International Economics, 22(4): 845-862.

Ivus, Olena. 2011. “Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights: Industry Variation and Technology Diffusion.” Canadian Journal of Economics, 44(1): 201-226.

Ivus, Olena. 2010. “Do Stronger Patent Rights Raise High-Tech Exports to the Developing World?” Journal of International Economics, 81(1): 38-47.

Book Chapters

Ivus, Olena and Kamal Saggi. 2020. “The protection of intellectual property in the global economy.” In the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance. Oxford University Press.

Ivus, Olena and Alireza Naghavi. 2014. “Migration, Technology Diffusion and Institutional Development at the Origin,” in Robert E. B. Lucas, ed., Handbook on Migration and Economic Development, Edward Elgar Publishing. Ivus, Olena and Aaron Strong. 2007. “Modelling Approaches to the Analysis of Trade Policy: Computable General Equilibrium and Gravity Models,” in J. Gaisford and W. Kerr, eds., Handbook on International Trade Policy, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Ivus, Olena. 2007. “The Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on Welfare and Trade Flows,” in J. Gaisford and W. Kerr, eds., Handbook on International Trade Policy, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Peer-Reviewed Policy Papers

Ivus, Olena and Marta Paczos. “Does Canada’s foreign trade policy give innovating Canadian firms a competitive edge internationally?” CIGI Papers, No.214, May 2019.

Ivus, Olena and Joanna Wajda. “Fluctuations in Uncertainty and R&D Investment.” CIGI Papers, No.175, June 2018.

Ivus, Olena. “Patent Exhaustion in the United States and Canada.” CIGI Papers, No.159, January 2018. Ivus, Olena. “International Mobility of Canadian Inventors and the Canadian Knowledge Economy.” CIGI Papers, No.116, December 2016.

Ivus, Olena. “The TPP and the New Intellectual Property Regime. Implications for Canada.” CIGI Papers, No.108, August 2016.

Ivus, Olena. “Ukraine’s Intellectual Property Dilemma.” VoxUkraine, 25 June 2015.

Chan, Y., Hassanein, H., Ivus, O., Middleton, C. et al. 2011. “Broadband Strategic Research and Impact Analysis: Development of a Partnership and Evaluation Framework for Assessing the Social and Economic Impacts of Provincial Broadband Investments,” Report prepared for the Ministry of Government Services, Ontario.

Ivus, Olena. 2004. “Does EU Really Encourage Trade? The Effect of EU Market Enlargement on Ukraine’s Trade Policy.” Magistr: Economic Theory.

Working Papers 

“Migration and Imitation,” with Alireza Naghavi and Larry Qiu. Under review.

“Patent Exhaustion Policy and Global Production Sharing: Winners and Losers,” with Edwin Lai.

“Multinational Investments, Technology Transfers, and Copyright Protection,” with Walter Park.

“Canada and UK Trade - Trade, Intellectual Property and Innovation: Policy Implications for the Canada-UK Relationship after Brexit,” with Marta Paczos

Work in Progress

“Gender and Race Discrimination in Auto Repair,” with Henry Schneider.

“International Barriers to Trade in Patent-Sensitive Goods,” with Edwin Lai.

“The Impact of Stronger Patent Rights on Mergers and Acquisitions,” with Matthew Boland.

“Do stronger IPRs in emerging and developing countries nurture or limit brain drain?”

“How does innovator migration affect knowledge circulation and technology diffusion?”

Teaching

Queen's University

  • 2011-14, 2016-20 - Econometric Methods (MSc, PhD) 
  • 2011-14, 2016, 2018-19 - Managerial Economics (BCom). Winter 2016 “Instructor Effectiveness” evaluations (out of 5.0): 4.6, 4.8, 4.8, 4.9—n.b., the departmental mean was 4.1 
  • 2015, 2017-18 - Business and Development (BCom). Fall 2018 “Instructor Effectiveness” evaluations (out of 5.0): 4.6—n.b., the departmental mean was 4.2
  • 2016-2019 - Independent Study (BCom) – 1 student in 2016, 3 students in 2018, 1 student in 2019

University of Prince Edward Island

  • 2010 - Managerial Economics; Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • 2009 - Introductory Microeconomics; International Trade

University of Calgary (as Ph.D. student)

  • 2008-2009 - International Trade
  • 2005 - The Global Trading System

Student Supervision

  • 2018 - Supervisor, Diana Mirzoieva (Undergraduate, Mitacs Globalink Research Intern)
  • 2018 - Supervisor, Xuanzhen Zang (M.Sc.)
  • 2017 - Supervisor, Jiahui Zhuang (M.Sc.)
  • 2017 - Second Reader, Jenn Leslie (M.Sc.)
  • 2016 - Co-supervisor, Xinning Huang (Ph.D.)
  • 2015 - Second Reader, Sixia Xie (M.Sc.)
  • 2015 - Second Reader, Yang Mu (M.Sc.)
  • 2014 - Second Reader, Christina Y. Zheng (M.Sc.)
  • 2014 - Second Reader, Anna Koroleva (M.Sc.)
  • 2013 - Supervisor, Shoeb Mohammad (M.Sc.)
  • 2013 - Second Reader, Jin Wang (M.Sc.)
  • 2012 - Second Reader, Andrew Rigsby (M.Sc.)
  • 2012 - Second Reader, Ruoyu Zhang (M.Sc.)

Ph.D. Thesis Committee Member

  • 2019 - Hua Fang (Hanna) Liu, Queen’s University, Smith School of Business
  • 2016 - Koray Sayili, Queen’s University, Smith School of Business
  • 2012 - Janelle Mann, Queen’s University, Queen’s School of Business

Ph.D. Thesis Defense, Internal/External Examiner

  • 2020 - Raphaelle Gauvin-Coulombe, Queen’s University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • 2017 - Wenbo Zhu, Queen’s University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • 2015 - Patrick Alexander, Queen’s University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • 2014 - Dörte Heger, Queen’s University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012 - Tommy Tung Wu, Queen’s University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • 2010 - David Byrne, Queen’s University, Faculty of Arts and Science  

Research

Research Visits

University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business and Economics (February 2019)

University of Bologna, Department of Economics (April 2017, Oct. 2016)

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School (April 2014, June, Nov. 2016)

Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Economic Research (April-June 2010)

Interests

International Trade, Intellectual Property Rights, Applied Microeconomics

Presentations

Invited Presentations

2019 - Georgia Tech, School of Economics

2019 - The University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business School 

2018 - SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant, Workshop, UK

2018 - National Institute of Economic and Social Research, UK 

2018 - The CPIP Biopharmaceutical Roundtable, George Mason University 

2018 - The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Norway 

2018 - Kyoto University, Faculty of Economics

2018 - The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property Research Colloquium, USA

2017 - McGill Innovation in Context Workshop

2017 - The University of Waterloo

2017 - The University of Ottawa

2017 - Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Economics

2016 - Keio University, Graduate School of Economics

2016 - University of Bologna, Dept. of Economics

2016 - Florida Atlantic University, Dept. of Economics

2015 - University of International Business and Economics, Dept. of Intern. Trade, Beijing

2014 - Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, School of Intern. Business Administration

2014 - Hong Kong University, The School of Economics and Finance

2014 - University of Calgary, Dept. of Economics

2013 - International Trade Policy Symposium, Ottawa

2013 - Ryerson University, Dept. of Economics

2011 - York University, Dept. of Economics

2011 - Queen’s University, Economics Dept.

2010 - University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

2010 - The World Trade Organization, Geneva

2010 - Kyoto University, Faculty of Economics

2010 - Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics

2010 - Soka University, Faculty of Economics

2010 - Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Economics

2010 - Mount Allison University, Dept. of Economics

2010 - Queen’s University, Queen’s School of Business

2009 - St. Francis Xavier University, Dept. of Economics

2009 - Queen’s University, Queen’s School of Business

2009 - University of Prince Edward Island, Dept. of Economics

2009 - Wilfrid Laurier University, School of Business & Economics

Conference Presentations

2019 - Asia Pacific Trade Seminars, Japan

2019 - 12th Annual Conference on Innovation Economics, Northwestern University

2019 - Empirical Research Conference on Standardization, Northwestern University

2019 - Workshop on “Migration, Globalization and the Knowledge Economy,” Utrecht University

2018 - The European Policy for Intellectual Property Association (EPIP), Germany 

2018 - The 27th NBER-TCER-CEPR Conference (by invitation only), Japan 

2018 - Canadian Economics Association Conference 

2018 - Searle Roundtable on Patents and Technology Standards, Northwestern University

2017 - MINES ParisTech, Trade and Innovation Conference (by invitation only), France

2017 - Asia Pacific Innovation Conference (APIC), New Zealand

2017 - The European Policy for Intellectual Property Association (EPIP), France

2017 - Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Cardozo School of Law

2017 - Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics (IAAE), Japan

2017 - Searle Roundtable on Patents and Technology Standards, Northwestern University

2016 - Asia Pacific Innovation Conference (APIC), Japan

2016 - Asian Development Bank Conference on Economic Development, Hong Kong

2016 - Rocky Mountain Empirical Trade Conference, Banff Alberta

2015 - Western Economics Association International Conference

2015 - Canadian Economics Association Conference

2014 - Economic Revitalization Conference, Queen’s University

2013 - Midwest Economic Theory and Trade Meetings, Fall 

2013 - Canadian Economics Association Conference

2013 - Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference

2012 - Midwest Economic Theory and Trade Meetings, Fall 

2012 - Rural Broadband Technology, Policy and Impact Conference, Queen’s University

2012 - Canadian Economics Association Conference

2012 - Western Economics Association International Conference

2012 - Kyiv School of Economics Conference

2011 - Atlantic Canada Economics Association Conference

2010 - Midwest Economic Theory and Trade Meetings, Fall 

2010 - The European Trade Study Group

2008 - University of Saskatchewan

2006 - Canadian Economics Association Conference

2005 - Canadian Agricultural Innovation Research Network

2003 - Economics Education and Research Consortium Conference

Awards

Fellowships

E. Marie Shantz Fellow of Business Economics (2016-2022)

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Senior Fellow (2016-Present)

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship (2016-2017)

Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Economic Research, Research Fellowship (2010)

University of Calgary, Graduate Research Scholarship (2006-2009)

Alberta Ukrainian Centennial Commemorative Scholarship, Heritage Fund (2007-2009)

University of Calgary, Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2004-2007)

Research Awards

Smith School of Business Research-based Course Release Award (2018)

Queen’s University SSHRC 4A Research Award (2015)

Queen’s University SSHRC 4A Research Award (2014)

Other Awards

The World Trade Organization Essay Award for Young Economists (2010)

Alberta-Ukraine Special Recognition Award, Alberta Learning (2004)

Awards & Funding

Knowledge Synthesis Grant: “Canada and UK Trade - Trade, intellectual property and innovation: policy implications for the Canada-UK relationship after Brexit.” (2018-2019)
SSHRC & ESRC | $11,258

Insight Grant: “Intellectual property rights, innovator migration and technology diffusion.” (2018-2021)
SSHRC | $75,593

General Research Fund: “Intellectual property rights and migration policy.” (2017-2020)
Hong Kong SAR Government | HKD 402,000

Supplementary Research Grant (2016-2019)
Smith School of Business | $90,000

General Research Grant (2015-2016)
Smith School of Business | $14,400

General Research Grant (2013-2014)
Smith School of Business | $6,320

Supplementary Research Grant (2013-2016)
Smith School of Business | $30,000

Broadband Impact Assessment Project (2012-2013)
Ontario Government Grant | $10,000

Partnership Development Project: “Research Partnerships to Revitalize Rural Economies.” (2011-2015)
SSHRC | $228,640

Research Initiation Grant (2010-2013)
Smith School of Business | $45,000

Canadian Agricultural Innovation Research Network Grant (2005-2006)
Government of Canada | $10,000

Service

Committee Service

  • 2019-2020 PhD/MSc Awards Adjudication Committee, SSB
  • 2018-2020 Workload Standards Committee, SSB
  • 2018-2019 Renewal, Tenure/Continuing Appointment, Promotion Committee Chair, SSB
  • 2017-2018 Commerce Curriculum Committee, SSB
  • 2015-2018 Research Committee, SSB
  • 2012-2016 Academic Appeals Committee, SSB
  • 2013-2014 Commerce Curriculum Committee, SSB
  • 2012-2014 Queen’s Research Data Centre Advisory Committee
  • 2011-2012 Ph.D. Review Ad Hoc Committee, QSB
  • 2012 Major Admission Awards (Reader), Queen’s University
  • 2011-2012 Library Committee, QSB 

External Grant Reviewer

  • 2016, 2019 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2011 - Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
  • 2011 - KFUPM Internal Research Grant, Saudi Arabia

Textbook Reviewer

  • 2012 - “Microeconomics,” by Austan Goolsbee, Steven Levitt, and Chad Syverson.

Professional Memberships

  • American Economic Association
  • Canadian Economic Association
  • Canadian Women Economists Network

Refereeing

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Contemporary Economic Policy, Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Public Policy, Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Economic Modelling, Economic Theory, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Empirical Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, European Journal of Law and Economics, International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Review of International Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of World Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Small Business Economics, The Journal of Entrepreneurship, The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development