About the Blog
Hockey Night in Headingley (HNIH) is a blog written by Janice Compton and Ryan Compton, both PhD economists and academics. Janice spends most semesters teaching large classes in first year microeconomics where hockey examples tend to be class favourites, while Ryan frequently offers a course in sports economics with a significant focus on hockey. With the recent return of the NHL to Winnipeg, coupled with our boys playing hockey most months of the year, hockey and economics is a frequent topic in our household, and we hope this blog will be a place to give our thoughts as well as learn a thing or two ourselves.
Janice Compton is an associate professor of economics and labour economist with an MA in economics from Dalhousie University as well as an MA and PhD in economics from Washington University in St. Louis. She has published in top journals such as the Journal of Labor Economics and Journal of Urban Economics, and continues to research actively in the field of labour/family economics. Prior to academia Janice worked as an economist with Statistics Canada and Finance Canada.
Ryan Compton is an associate professor of economics and macroeconomist with an MDE in development economics from Dalhousie University as well as an MA and PhD in economics from Washington University in St. Louis. He has published across disciplines in journals such as the American Economic Review, Canadian Business Law Journal, Economics and Politics, and European Journal of Political Economy, and continues to research widely on questions spanning law, economics, and politics. Prior to academia Ryan worked as an economist with the Canadian Accelerated Economist Program and Finance Canada.
Janice is a Boston Bruins fan, while Ryan is a St. Louis Blues fan!