Dr. Gillian Petit

Research Associate, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

economics, basic income, personal taxes and tax benefits, income and social supports, provincial welfare programs, vulnerable and marginalized groups, intersectionality and income support programs, transition from CERB to EI


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Dr. Gillian Petit is a postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Public Policy in the Fiscal and Economic Policy division. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Calgary and a Masters in Economics, and a Juris Doctorate from Queen’s University. Her current research focuses on income supports and tax policy for low-income persons and other marginalized persons in Canada. Her past research includes applied economics research in the economics of legal institutions and on taxation.


  • economics
  • basic income
  • personal taxes and tax benefits
  • income and social supports
  • provincial welfare programs
  • vulnerable and marginalized groups
  • intersectionality and income support programs
  • transition from CERB to EI