Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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Mawani, A. and Fan, H. (2023). "Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Disclosure and Firms’ Contemporaneous Dividend Payouts", Canadian Tax Journal , 17(3), 667-99.

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Abstract The Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS) was designed as a bailout for employees who had been sidelined from employment during COVID-19. However, the eligibility rules for the wage subsidy suggest that it was not restricted to jobs that would otherwise have been lost. CEWS recipients also did not have to demonstrate the need for cash, so the cash received from the subsidy, based on a decline in monthly revenue, could be used for other purposes if annual revenues did not end up declining. This article examines characteristics of publicly listed firms that voluntarily disclosed the wage subsidy they received and whether such disclosure was associated with increases in contemporaneous dividend payouts. The authors hypothesize and show that firms may have been reluctant to disclose their CEWS if they increased their dividend payouts in the same year. This finding is moderated by firms’ cash holdings, reported losses, lower accounting earnings (compared to the prior year), and the extent to which firms managed their accounting earnings. The results hold under endogeneity tests using a two-stage least-square regression.