Retired Professors

Retired and Emeritus Professors


Antal Deutsch

Professor Emeritus
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Specialization: Public Economics

Faculty Profile


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.

Articles/chapters in books and monographs

"Hungarian Voluntary Mutual Insurance Funds", Establishing Private Pension Funds in Poland, Jean de Fougerolles and Stanislawa Golinowska, eds., Warsaw: Institute of Labour and Social Studies & Institute for East/West Studies (1995), p. 165.

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings of the 4th East/West Conference & Dialogue on Pensions in Europe: Developments in Times of Change, European Actuarial Consultancy Services "New Pension Control Legislation: A Case Study in Hungary", Berlin, Germany, October 1920, 1995, pp. 139142.


Myron Frankman 

Associate Professor 
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Specialization: Development Economics

Faculty Profile

>Articles in refereed journals

  • (1997) "No Global War? A Role for Democratic Global Federalism" Journal of World-Systems Research 3, no. 2

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Books and monographs

  • 2004. World Democratic Federalism: Peace and Justice Indivisible. Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Related Links: Publisher's web site for the book


  • (1993) "Fractals and the Common Heritage of Humanity." Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Assoc. for the Study of International Development

Related Documents: PDF icon Fractals and the Common Heritage of Humanity


George W Grantham

Professor Emeritus
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Specialization: Economic History

Faculty Profile


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

Journal Articles

  • "The Basic Characteristics of Marc Bloch's Caractres originaux: An essay on French rural history", Review essay (8000 words) forHumanities Network Journal H-rural, May 1996.
  • "The French agricultural capital stock, 1789-1914", Research inEconomic History, vol. 16 (1996), pp. 37-83.
  • "Food rations in France in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: a reply", Economic History Review, 48:4 (1995), pp. 774-777.

Articles/chapters in books and monographs

  • "Agricultural productivity before the Green Revolution", The State of Humanity, Julian Simon, ed. Oxford: Basil Blackwell (1995), pp. 362-372.


  • Review: Bruce Campbell, James Gallowy, Derek Keene and Margaret Murphy, A medieval capital and its grain supply, inEconomic History Review 48 (August 1995), pp. 613-14.
  • Review: Jan Blomme, "The economic development of Belgian agriculture 180-1980. A quantitative and qualitative analysis." The American Historical Review, April 1995, pp. 538-39.
  • Review: Martine Goossens, "The economic development of Belgian agriculture 1812-1846. A regional perspective." In The American Historical Review. April 1995, pp. 537-38.​

Working Papers

  • "The Early Medieval Transition. On the Origins of the Manor and Feudal Government. Some Problems of Interpretation."

Related links: Microsoft Office document icon The Early Medieval Transition


Joseph Greenberg

Professor Emeritus
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Specialization: Economic Theory, Game Theory, Political Theory

Faculty Profile


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.

Selected publications:

Shared Actions with Divergent Perceptions : An Alternative Game-Theoretic Approach 

This book offers a new and integrative approach to the study of formal models in the social and behavioural sciences. The theory presented here unifies both the representation of the social environment and the equilibrium concept. ​

The theory of social situations relates many of the currently disparate game-theoretic solutioin concepts, in addition to suggesting new and interesting ones.

The Theory of Social Situations: An Alternative Game-Theoretic Approach, Cambridge University Press, 1990.

John Iton

Associate Professor 
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Specialization: International Trade, Development Economics

Faculty Profile


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.

Kari Polanyi-Levitt

Professor Emeritus
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Specialization: International Trade, Development Economics


Robin Rowley

Professor Emeritus
robin.rowley [at] | CV

Specialization: Econometrics, History of Economic Thought

Faculty Profile


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 
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Specialization: Health Economics

Faculty Profile


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.

​Alexander Vicas

Associate Professor
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Specialization: Economics of the Arts, Environmental Economics


​​William Watson

Associate Professor 
william.watson [at] | CV

Specialization: Public Economics, International Trade

Faculty Profile


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.

Books and monographs

  • Globalization and The Meaning of Canadian Life, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998. (Runner-up for the Donner Prize for best Canadian book on public policy for 1998. Publisher page here.)
  • The Inequality Trap: Fighting Capitalism Instead of Poverty, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. (Shortlisted for the National Business Book Award. Publisher page here.) 

Articles/chapters in books and monographs

  • ‘Markets are free enough’ in Hassan Bougrine and Mario Seccareccia, eds. Introducing Microeconomic Analysis: Issues, Questions and Competing Views (Toronto: Emond Montgomery; 2011) pp. 33-43.
  • ‘Let the market work! The market and the public sector’ in Hassan Bougrine and Mario Seccareccia, eds. Introducing Macroeconomic Analysis: Issues, Questions, and Competing Views (Toronto: Emond Montgomery; 2010) pp. 9-21
  • ‘Think small and do no harm’ in Jeremy Leonard, Christopher Ragan and France St-Hilaire, eds. A Canadian Priorities Agenda: Policy Choices to Improve Economic and Social Well-Being(Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy; 2007) pp. 533-46
  • ‘A policy for services? Don’t tilt’ in Richard G. Lipsey and Alice O. Nakamura, eds., Services Industries and the Knowledge-Based Economy (Calgary: University of Calgary Press for Industry Canada; 2006) pp. 159-66
  • A Canadian is...’ in Irvin Studin, ed., What is a Canadian? Forty-three Thought-Provoking Responses (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart; 2006) pp. 238-43

Related Documents: PDF icon A Canadian is...

  • With Viet D. Do: "Economic analysis of regional trade agreeements" in Lorand Bartels and Federico Ortino, eds, Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System (Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2006) pp. 7-22
  • ‘Introduction to the Carleton Library Series Edition’ Harry G. Johnson The Canadian Quandary: Economic Problems and Policies(Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press; 2005) pp. vii-lvi

Related Documents: PDF icon PDF Version

Edited volumes (books/journals)

  • Edited, with Christopher Ragan, eds. Is the Debt War Over? Dispatches from Canada's Fiscal Frontline (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy; 2004) pp. 365+ii