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.


Search Results

Rauf, M. A., & Weber, O. (2020). "Urban Infrastructure Finance and its Relationship to Land Markets, Land Development, and Sustainability: A Case Study of the City of Islamabad, Pakistan", Environment, Development and Sustainability, 23, 5016–5034.

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Abstract This study addresses the connection between financialization of real-estate, individual investment objectives, and urban sustainability. It uses a survey approach to explore the relationship between the financialization of urban development and its influence on urban sustainability in a developing country. We found that the respondents prefer to invest in real-estate to achieve a return on investment, rather than to build a house to live in. This behavior increases urban sprawl resulting in a slower occupancy growth rate and causes a delay in the provision of basic amenities, hence affecting urban sustainability. We conclude that it is necessary to create a balance between urban land development requirements for housing needs, investment requirements for revenue generation, and individual savings requirements. The study contributes to the literature on financialization by adding the view of individual private investors to the research that mainly addresses institutional investors.

Eckert, S. and Eberlein, B. (2020). "Private Authority in Tackling Cross-border Issues: The Hidden Path of Integrating European Energy Markets", Journal of European Integration, 42(1), 59-75.

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Abstract We investigate private authority in European Union (EU) energy governance in order to address two research questions: First, how has authority been conferred on, and acquired by private actors? Second, to what extent has this lateral shift of authority been contested and on which grounds? The paper links the literatures on regulatory governance and private authority. This allows us to shed light on an issue that tends to be neglected in the discussion about the transfer of competencies in the energy field: the horizontal transfer of authority. In our case study about the role of transmission system operators (TSOs) in the creation of an internal electricity market, we identify three distinct settings where both the level of sovereignty-based contestation and the shift towards private authority vary. We find that private rulemaking has gained in importance due to functional expertise requirements, but also because it provides an escape route in a context of political contestation.

Belk, R. and Ghoshal, T. (2017). "The Kafka Quagmire for the Poor in India", Journal of Marketing Management, 33(17-18), 1559-1569.

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Abstract Khare and Varman present a compellingly pessimistic analysis of the plight of the poor in India. The dilemmas of the poor are often exacerbated by large corporations seeking to find ways to market products to impoverished emerging market consumers. In India, consumers are frequently hurt by these initiatives, small retailers may suffer, while corruption and trickery by petty bureaucrats and ruthless landlords help the rich get richer at the expense of the poor. The article by Khare and Varman is a scathing indictment based on detailed ethnographic evidence but it reveals only a fraction of the disadvantages and traps of disempowerment facing those Indians living lives of great precarity. In this comment, we seek to build upon Khare and Varman’s insightful analysis both in order to reinforce their conclusions about the Kafkaesque existence of India’s poor and to introduce some further considerations and complications that make the quagmire even more entrapping. We focus on four sources of these problems: patriarchy, bureaucracy and corruption, class and caste power and hierarchies, and uneven and inadequate infrastructure. We also highlight some largely individual and non-government initiatives that may offer hope of escaping this quagmire for the poor.