William Troost

Chair, Department of Economics


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

M.A. Math & 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 & 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.