Frances Woolley is a professor of economics at Carleton University, where she teaches public finance. Professor Woolley is a former Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Economics Association, and currently co-editor of Review of Economics of the Household. Her research on taxation and the family was awarded the Purvis Prize in 2001 and the John Vanderkamp Award in 1997. Professor Woolley blogs regularly on Worthwhile Canadian Initiative. She holds an undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University, a Master's from Queen's and a doctorate from the London School of Economics.