Michael Parkin has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario since 1975. He was educated at the University of Leicester and held faculty appointments at the University of Sheffield (1963–64), University of Leicester (1965–67), University of Essex (1967–70), and University of Manchester (1970–75), and visiting appointments at Brown University (1972), the University of New South Wales (1973), the Reserve Bank of Australia (1973), Osmania University (1974), the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (1979–80), the Bank of Japan (1983), Bond University (1991–1995), and the University of Canterbury (1993). He is a past president of the Canadian Economics Association and has served on the editorial boards of the American Economic Review, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of International Money and Finance and as managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics.
Professor Parkin’s research on macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics has been published in more than 160 articles in journals and edited volumes, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. He has edited several conference volumes and other collections and his textbooks, Modern Macroeconomics (1983), and Economics (1989), which have been published in numerous editions and languages, are leading texts in Canada and throughout the world.