Emeritus & Retired Faculty

Antal Deutsch

Professor Emeritus

antal.deutsch [at] mcgill.ca | Prof. Deutsch's CV

Specialization: Public Economics

Biography: Antal Deutsch, Professor, PhD from McGill. Tony Deutsch says he "came to McGill in 1959 as a graduate student and never really left." His research interests include pension plans, social security, taxes, and economic transformation. He is currently adviser to the Hungarian government, and has recently lectured on pension reform in China, Lithuanian and the Ukrainian Republic.

Myron Frankman 

Associate Professor

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Specialization: Development Economics

George W Grantham

Professor Emeritus

george.grantham [at] mcgill.ca| Prof. Grantham's CV

Specialization: Economic History

Biography: George Grantham is an Associate Professor. His doctorate is from Yale University. He is studying the development of the French economy in the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly the nature of agricultural change and interactions between agricultural and industrial growth

Christopher Green

Professor Emeritus

chris.green [at] mcgill.ca | Prof. Green's CV

Specialization: Industrial Organization, Environmental Economics

Biography: Christopher Green is a Professor of Economics. His main teaching and research fields are Industrial Organisation; Public Policies Toward Business; and Environmental Economics, in particular the Economics of Climate Change.

Joseph Greenberg

Professor Emeritus

joseph.greenberg [at] mcgill.ca | Prof. Greenberg's CV

Specialization: Economic Theory, Game Theory, Political Theory

Biography: Joseph Greenberg, Retired Professor, PhD from Hebrew University, joined McGill in 1991. His interests include: economic theory, game theory, social choice theory, political theory, and general equilibrium theory. Holder of Chaire Francqui Internationale, (1987), and is an Honourary Professor of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

John Iton

Associate Professor

john.iton [at] mcgill.ca

Specialization: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics

Biography: John Iton, Retired Associate Professor, PhD from Johns Hopkins. John came to McGill in 1969. He taught both international trade and economic development with research interests in exchange rate regimens and economic development. He has done Population Council-sponsored field research in Brazil, has served as a consultant for the World Bank and as a Brookings Institution fellow, and he conducted a cost-benefit study of the Montréal Olympic Games.

John Kurien

Associate Professor

john.kurien1 [at] mcgill.ca

Specialization: Development Economics

Biography: John Kurien is an Associate Professor. His research interest is economic development. His current areas of study are labour markets and institutions, economic structures, trade patterns and growth, and income distributions, in less developed countries.

Tom Naylor


thomas.naylor [at] mcgill.ca | Prof. Naylor's CV

Specialization: Ecological Economics, Financial History, Black Markets and Economic Crime

Biography: Professor Naylor is a political economist, criminologist, and historian, with three main research interests. One is financial and commercial history, with particular reference to the emergence and development of monetary systems, especially alternatives to current ones. A second concerns international black markets - smuggling (particularly of arms, drugs, wildlife and art-works), money laundering, environmental crime, and, more recently "terrorist financing." The third focuses on the rise and ecological impact of the carbon economy with particular reference to energy shortages on one side and toxic-waste disposal on the other. He has consulted for and lectured to government agencies involved in tax and criminal justice enforcement issues, and to forensic accounting firms involved in investigating financial fraud. His published work has appeared regularly in, among other journals, Crime, Law and Social Change, of which he was for ten years a senior editor. He is also the author of twelve books of which the best known are: The History of Canadian Business 1867-1914; Canada in the European Age 1453-1919; Hot Money and the Politics of Debt; Economic Warfare: Sanctions, Embargo Busting, and State-Sponsored Crime; Wages of Crime: Black Markets, Illegal Finance, and the Underworld Economy; Satanic Purses: Money, Myth and Misinformation in the War on Terror; Crass Struggle: Greed, Glitz, and Gluttony in a Wanna-Have World; and, most recently, Counterfeit Crime: Criminal Profits, Terror Dollars, and Nonsense. He is currently working on three book projects: The Principles and Practices of Black-Collar Crime; Organ--ized Crime: the Traffic in Human Body Parts; and Energy & the Ecology of War.

Kari Polanyi-Levitt

Professor Emeritus

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Specialization: International Trade, Development Economics

Robin Rowley

Professor Emeritus

robin.rowley [at] mcgill.ca

Specialization: Econometrics, History of Economic Thought

Biography: Robin Rowley is a Professor. His doctorate is from the London School of Economics. In the area of applied economics he is studying repayment schemes for student loans, and decisions by firms to replace existing capital equipment with new equipment. He also works in econometric theory, studying probability and econometric methodology.

Lee Soderstrom

Associate Professor

lee.soderstrom [at] mcgill.ca

Specialization: Health Economics

Biography: Lee Soderstrom is an Associate Professor. He took his doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests are in the fields of labour and health economics, and the Canadian health care system in particular.

Thomas Velk

Associate Professor

tom.velk [at] mcgill.ca

Specialization: Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Public Policy

Biography: Tom Velk is an Associate Professor. His doctorate is from Wisconsin, and his research interests are in monetary economics and public policy. The questions he is currently studying are how far and by what means might governments de-regulate the money market, and whether the elimination of central banks would improve economic performance. He is a regular contributor to media coverage of economic issues. Tom Velk, A. R. Riggs and Harold M. Waller (2000) "U.S. Foreign Policy During a Canadian Sovereignty Crisis: Groping in the Fog of (Diplomatic) War". See "Publications" in the menu at the left for a PDF version of this article and more on Tom Velk's writings.

Alexander Vicas

Associate Professor

Specialization: Economics of the Arts, Environmental Economics

William Watson

Associate Professor

william.watson [at] mcgill.ca | Prof. Watson's CV

Specialization: Public Economics, International Trade

Biography: William Watson has taught economics at McGill since 1977, serving as Department chair from 2005 to 2010 and then again as Acting Chair in 2016-17. Born and raised in Montreal and educated at McGill and Yale, he is a Senior Research Fellow at Montreal’s Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), a Research Fellow at the C. D. Howe Institute in Toronto, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Fraser Institute in Vancouver. He is also on the Board of Advisors of Ottawa's Macdonald-Laurier Institute. In 1997 he took a 21-month leave from McGill and served as editorial pages editor of the Ottawa Citizen. From 1998 to 2002 he edited the IRPP’s magazine, Policy Options politiques. His 1998 book, Globalization and the Meaning of Canadian Life, was runner-up for the Donner Prize for best Canadian policy book of the year. His 2015 book, The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty, was shortlisted for the National Business Book Award. He writes weekly on economics and other matters in the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen and the Fraser Institute Blog. In 1989 a story of his in Saturday Night magazine won the National Magazine Awards Gold Medal for humour.

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