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International Fellow

Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences, Brown University


PhD, Northwestern University

MA, University of Western Ontario 

BA, McGill University


Peter Howitt is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Brown University.

He taught at the University of Western Ontario from 1972 to 1996 and at the Ohio State University from 1996 to 2000.

He has written extensively on the foundations of macroeconomics and monetary theory, on Canadian monetary policy and on the theory of economic growth.

In 2020, he was awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for his work on economic growth, which stresses the importance of innovation, technological change, competition and productivity.