William Troost

Chair, Department of Economics


Ph.D. Economics (University of California, Irvine)

M.A. Math and Behavioral Science (University of California, Irvine)

M.A. Economics (University of Southern California)

B.A. Economics (University of Southern California)

A.A. Social Science (College of the Canyons)   

Primary Research and Teaching Fields: Economic History, Labour Economics, Environmental Economics, Global Studies

Academic Experience

University Professor

Vancouver Island University (2011-Present)

Teaching Assistant Professor

University of Southern California (2009- 2011)

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

University of British Columbia (2007-2009)


University of California, Irvine (2005-2007)


Troost, William and Gary Richardson, “Monetary Intervention Mitigated Banking Panics during the Great Depression: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from a Federal Reserve District Border, 1929-1933”, Journal of Political Economy, Volume 117, No. 6, December 2009.