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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
age 57 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
age 53 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 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
age 50 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 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
age 76 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
age 63 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 Dec. 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
age 73 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 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
age 80 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 42

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David W. Slater is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Economists from Canada
Dec. 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 62

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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
age 65 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 64 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
age 89 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
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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