Olena Ivus joined CIGI’s Global Economy Program in April 2016, focusing on the innovation and trade research theme. Her research explores the interface between Canada's domestic innovation and international trade.

Olena is associate professor of business economics at Queen's University’s Smith School of Business in Kingston, Ontario. Prior to joining Queen's, she was assistant professor at the University of Prince Edward Island and attended as a visiting researcher at the Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University in Japan.

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

She received a Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship for 2016-2017 from the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University School of Law. In 2010, she won the World Trade Organization Essay Award for Young Economists.

Olena holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Calgary.

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