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January 23, 2020 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of David Laidler as a Research Fellow.

“David’s contributions to monetary theory have influenced generations of economists, and he has been a core contributor to the C.D. Howe Institute’s work on monetary and macroeconomic policy,” said Robson. “He is a valued colleague, and we are delighted to be continuing our long and fruitful relationship.”

David Laidler is Professor Emeritus of economics at the University of Western Ontario where he taught from 1975 until 2004. A graduate of the LSE (B.Sc., Econ. 1959), Syracuse (M.A. 1960), and Chicago (Ph.D. 1964), he previously taught at UC Berkeley, and the Universities of Essex and Manchester. In 1998-99, he was Visiting Economist and Special Adviser at the Bank of Canada, the first to hold that position.

Laidler has been associated with the Institute in various roles since 1990, and has authored and co-authored many of its publications on monetary policy, notably The Great Canadian Disinflation (1993) and Two Percent Target (2004), both with Bill Robson. His academic publications include The Demand for Money (1969), Monetarist Perspectives, (1982) The Golden Age of the Quantity Theory (1991) and Fabricating the Keynesian Revolution (1999).

In 2015 Laidler was awarded the Thomas Guggenheim prize for The History of Economic Thought.

Laidler is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society, and Past-President and Fellow of the Canadian Economics Association

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