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Research Fellow

Professor Emeritus, University of Western Ontario


Ph.D. (Economics), University of Chicago

M.A. (Economics), University of Syracuse


David Laidler has been a Scholar in Residence at the C.D. Howe Institute since 1990 and a Fellow in Residence since 1999, in addition to the Canadian Bankers Association Fellow from 2000-2003.

He received his B.Sc. Econ from the London School of Economics, his M.A. (Economics) from the University of Syracuse and his Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Chicago.

He has taught since 1961 and held many full-time, visiting and part-time academic positions. He was a Professor of Economics at the University Of Western Ontario for many years, the Department Chairman for three years and is now a Professor Emeritus. His research interests are the development of Classical, Neoclassical and Keynesian Monetary Economics, Monetary Policy Regimes, with special reference to Canada and North America. His teaching fields were Canadian Macroeconomic Policy and History of Economic Thought. He has published and lectured extensively and been very active with editorial boards of many economic and academic publications.