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List of notable or famous economists from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top economists born in Canada and even some popular economists who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian economists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These economists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known economist from Canada is included when available.

Everything from John Kenneth Galbraith to David Emerson is included on this list.

This historic economists from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian economists of note?" and "Who are the most famous economists from Canada?" These prominent economists of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian economists.

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Alain Paquet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Alain Paquet age 56 Alain Paquet is a Quebec politician, teacher and economist. He was a Member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Laval-des-Rapides and served as the province's Delegate Minister of ...more

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Alex Tabarrok is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Alex Tabarrok age 52 Alexander Taghi Tabarrok is a Canadian-American economist and co-author, with Tyler Cowen, of the economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tabarrok and Cowen have also ventured into online education ...more

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Allan S. Detsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Allan S. Detsky Allan Steven Detsky is a Canadian physician and health policy expert. He is the ex-Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Professor of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, ...more

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Arthur Donner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Arthur Donner age 81

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Artyom Shneyerov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Artyom Shneyerov age 49 Artyom Shneyerov is a microeconomist working at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He is also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization. His current ...more

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Barbara J. Spencer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Barbara J. Spencer Barbara J. Spencer is an Australian-Canadian economist. Spencer received her Bachelor of Economics in 1967 at Australian National University, her Masters of Economics in 1970 at Monash ...more

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C. D. Howe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
C. D. Howe Died at 74 (1886-1960) Clarence Decatur "C. D." Howe, PC was a powerful Canadian Cabinet minister, representing the Liberal Party. Howe served in the governments of Prime Ministers William Lyon Mackenzie ...more

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Clarence Barber is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Clarence Barber Died at 87 (1917-2004) Clarence Lyle Barber, OC OM FRSC was a Canadian economist and academic. Born in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, he received a B.A. in economics from the University of Saskatchewan in 1939. He won a ...more

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Daniel Trefler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Daniel Trefler Daniel Trefler is an economics professor at the University of Toronto specializing in international economics and best known for his empirical research on patterns of trade. His works helped to ...more

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David A. Dodge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
David A. Dodge age 75 David Allison Dodge, OC FRSC is a Canadian economist. He served a seven-year term as Governor of the Bank of Canada from February 1, 2001 to January 31, 2008. He was succeeded by Mark Carney. On ...more

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David Card is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
David Card age 62 David Edward Card is a Canadian labour economist and Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Card earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University in 1978 and ...more

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David Chadwick Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
David Chadwick Smith Died at 69 (1931-2000) David Chadwick Smith, CM, FRSC was a Canadian economist, and the sixteenth Principal of Queen's University from 1984 to 1994. In 1993, he was made a member of the Order of Canada. He was made a ...more

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David Emerson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
David Emerson age 72 David Lee Emerson, PC, OBC is a Canadian politician, financial executive, and economist Emerson is a former Member of Parliament for the riding of Vancouver Kingsway. He was first elected as a ...more

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David Foot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
David Foot David K. Foot is a Canadian economist and demographer. Foot did his undergraduate work at the University of Western Australia and his graduate work in economics at Harvard University, where he ...more

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David E. W. Laidler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
David E. W. Laidler age 79 David Ernest William Laidler has been one of the foremost scholars of monetarism. He published major economics journal articles on the topic in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His book, The ...more

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David Skarica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
David Skarica age 41

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David W. Slater is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
David W. Slater Died at 89 (1921-2010) David Walker Slater was a Canadian economist, civil servant and former President of York University. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1942 from the ...more

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David Wilfrid Peters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
David Wilfrid Peters age 61

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Denis Hardy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Denis Hardy Denis Hardy is a Quebecois economist who served as a chief of staff for Bernard Landry, while he was deputy premier and minister of finances. He later became deputy chief of staff for premier ...more

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Denise Chong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Denise Chong age 64 Denise Chong is a Canadian economist and writer.

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Donald Andrews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Donald Andrews age 63 Donald Wilfrid Kao Andrews is a Canadian economist. He is the Tjalling Koopmans Professor of Economics at the Cowles Foundation, Yale University. Born in Vancouver, he received his B.A. in 1977 ...more

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Douglas Peters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Douglas Peters age 88 Douglas Dennison Peters, PC is a Canadian banker, economist, and politician.

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Dwayne Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Dwayne Benjamin age 57 Dwayne Benjamin is a Canadian economist and member of the University of Toronto faculty. From 2005 to 2008, Benjamin was the managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics, and is ...more

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Eric Kierans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Eric Kierans Died at 90 (1914-2004) Eric William Kierans, PC OC was a Canadian economist and politician.

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Esdras Minville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Esdras Minville Died at 79 (1896-1975) Esdras Minville was a Quebec writer, economist and sociologist. He served as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Université de Montréal, and was the first ...more

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George Vari is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
George Vari Died at 87 (1923-2010) George William Vari, PC, CM was a Canadian real estate developer and philanthropist. Trained as a civil engineer and economist in Hungary, he immigrated to Canada after the 1956 Hungarian ...more

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Gilles Paquet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Gilles Paquet age 81 Gilles Paquet, CM MSRC is a Canadian economist, President of the Royal Society of Canada from 2003 to 2005. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the School of Management and Senior Research ...more

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Grant Reuber is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Grant Reuber age 90 Grant Louis Reuber, OC FRSC is a Canadian economist, academic, civil servant, and businessman. Born in Mildmay, Ontario, the son of Jacob Daniel and Gertrude Catherine Reuber, Reuber was ...more

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H. Ian Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
H. Ian Macdonald age 88 Hugh Ian Macdonald, OC, KLJ is a Canadian economist, civil servant, and was President of York University from 1974 to 1984. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Macdonald received a Bachelor of Commerce ...more

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Harold Innis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Harold Innis Died at 58 (1894-1952) Harold Adams Innis was a Canadian professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and the author of seminal works on media, communication theory and Canadian economic history. The ...more

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Harold Tafler Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Harold Tafler Shapiro age 82 Harold Tafler Shapiro, Ph.D is a former president of Princeton University and of the University of Michigan.

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Harry Gordon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Harry Gordon Johnson Died at 54 (1923-1977) Harry Gordon Johnson was a Canadian economist who studied topics such as international trade and international finance. He was Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago from 1959 until ...more

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Henry Angus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Henry Angus Died at 100 (1891-1991) Henry Forbes Angus, OC was a Canadian lawyer and academic. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, he received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in 1911. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a ...more

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Hu Harries is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Hu Harries Died at 65 (1921-1986) Hu Harries was a Canadian economist and politician. Born in Strathmore, Alberta, he received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture from the University of Alberta in 1945. He also received a ...more

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Jacob Viner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Jacob Viner Died at 78 (1892-1970) Jacob Viner was a Canadian economist and is considered with Frank Knight and Henry Simons to be one of the "inspiring" mentors of the early Chicago School of Economics in the 1930s: he ...more

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Jacques Parizeau is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Jacques Parizeau age 87 Jacques Parizeau, GOQ, is an economist and noted Quebec sovereigntist who was the 26th Premier of the Canadian province of Quebec from September 26, 1994, to January 29, 1996.

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James G. MacKinnon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
James G. MacKinnon age 67 James Gordon MacKinnon is Head and Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Econometrics in the Department of Economics at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, where he has spent his entire academic ...more

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Jeff Rubin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Jeff Rubin age 63 Jeff Rubin is a Canadian economist and author. He is a former chief economist at CIBC World Markets. Rubin had worked at CIBC World Markets and its predecessors since 1988, and served as chief ...more

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John E. Floyd is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
John E. Floyd age 80 John E. Floyd is a Canadian economist and member of the University of Toronto faculty.

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John Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
John Godfrey age 75 John Ferguson Godfrey, PC is a Canadian educator, journalist and former Member of Parliament.

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John James Deutsch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
John James Deutsch Died at 65 (1911-1976) John James Deutsch, CC was a prominent Canadian economist, who served as the first chairman of the Economic Council of Canada, and as principal of Queen’s University. Born in Quinton, ...more

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John Kenneth Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
John Kenneth Galbraith Died at 98 (1908-2006) John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on ...more

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John McCallum is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
John McCallum age 67 John McCallum, PC, MP is a Liberal Canadian politician, economist and university professor. Following the 2006 Federal Election, he became the Liberal Finance Critic in the Official Opposition ...more

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John Rae is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
John Rae Died at 76 (1796-1872) John Rae, was a Scottish/Canadian economist. He was born to an unknown mother and a merchant father whose bankruptcy caused him to move to Montreal in 1822, after he graduated from the ...more

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Kevin G. Lynch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Kevin G. Lynch age 67 Kevin G. Lynch, PC OC is a Canadian economist and former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Canada's most senior civil servant. Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he received a ...more

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Lauchlin Currie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Lauchlin Currie Died at 91 (1902-1993) Lauchlin Bernard Currie was a Canadian-born U.S. economist from New Dublin, Nova Scotia, Canada. Currie served as White House economic adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt during World War ...more

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Leo Michelis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Leo Michelis Leo Michelis is a Greek-Canadian economist. He is a Professor of Economics at Ryerson University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Queen's University and his B.A. and M.A. degrees from ...more

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Malcolm Knight is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Malcolm Knight Malcolm D. Knight is a Canadian economist, policymaker and banker. He is currently Visiting Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Distinguished ...more

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Marcel Bélanger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Marcel Bélanger age 97 Marcel Bélanger, OC GOQ is a Canadian academic. Born in Deschaillons, Quebec, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1940 and a Master of Commerce degree in 1943 from Université ...more

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Marcel Boyer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Marcel Boyer Marcel Boyer is the Bell Canada Professor of industrial economics at the Université de Montréal and vice-president and chief economist at the Montreal Economic Institute. He holds ...more