Famous Canadian Economists

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Mark Carney
(Governor of the Bank of England (2013 - 2020))
Mark Carney
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Birthdate: March 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Canada

After his 13-year stint with Goldman Sachs, Mark Carney served as the governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England. He was also part of the Canadian finance department. He is an ice-hockey lover and played the sport actively during the school and university days.

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Nathaniel Philip Rothschild
(Financier, Economist and Banker)
Nathaniel Philip Rothschild
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Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Michel Chossudovsky
(researcher, Author, Economist, conspiracy theorist)
Michel Chossudovsky
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Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Canada

The son of Russian immigrants, Canadian economist and University of Ottawa professor Michel Chossudovsky also heads the Centre for Research on Globalization. Chossudovsky is best known for his conspiracy theories. He believes both 9/11 and COVID-19 were tools of population control, and has often been accused of playing to Russian interests.

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Myron Scholes
(Canadian-American financial Economist Known for His Work on Black–Scholes Options Pricing Model)
Myron Scholes
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Birthdate: July 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Timmins, Canada

Nobel Prize-winning Canadian-American economist Myron Scholes is best known for co-establishing the Black-Scholes options pricing model. He was associated with MIT Sloan and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business before moving to Stanford. He has served on the economic boards of companies such as Stamos Partners, too.

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Robert Bourassa
(Politician, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer, Economist)
Robert Bourassa
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Birthdate: July 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: October 2, 1996

Robert Bourassa made headlines when, in 1970, he became the youngest premier of Quebec. After a crushing defeat 6 years later, following corruption scandals, he moved to Europe and the U.S., where he taught while in exile. In the mid-1980s, he reclaimed the Liberal Party leadership and became a premier again.

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Robert Mundell
(Canadian Economist and Winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences)
Robert Mundell
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Birthdate: October 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston, Canada
Died: April 4, 2021

Nobel Prize-winning Canadian economist Robert Mundell is best remembered for his work on monetary dynamics and optimum currency, which also laid the foundation for the introduction of the euro. The LSE and MIT alumnus had also taught at institutes such as Columbia University and the University of Chicago.

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Simon Newcomb
(Astronomer, Mathematician, Economist, Novelist, Writer, Teacher, University teacher, Science fiction writer)
Simon Newcomb
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Birthdate: March 12, 1835
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nova Scotia
Died: July 11, 1909

Initially a herbalist’s apprentice, Simon Newcomb later deviated to mathematics and astronomy. Born to a schoolteacher, he had loved math since age 5 but wasn’t formally educated. He later joined Harvard University, taught math at the US Navy, detected locations of celestial bodies, and wrote a science-fiction novel, too.

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Harold Innis
(Canadian Political Philosopher)
Harold Innis
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Birthdate: November 5, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Otterville, Canada
Died: November 8, 1952

Born into a farming community, Harold Innis was encouraged to be a Baptist minister but became a political economist and academic instead. The former University of Toronto professor is remembered for his work on the staple thesis. He had also fought on the front lines in World War I.

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Jacques Parizeau
(Politician, Economist)
Jacques Parizeau
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Birthdate: August 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal
Died: June 1, 2015

Canadian economist and Parti Québécois member Jacques Parizeau is remembered for his support for the Quiet Revolution and was a significant Quebec separatist. Born into a family of finance tycoons, he studied at LSE and later served as Quebec’s finance minister, before taking over as the premier of Quebec.

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Don Tapscott
(Manager, Economist, Teacher, Author, Writer)
Don Tapscott
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Birthdate: June 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto

The author of the bestselling book Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, Canadian writer and business strategist Don Tapscott specializes in innovation and the impact of technology on business policies. He has co-established the Blockchain Research Institute and taught at INSEAD. Thinkers50 named him the second most influential management thinker.

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John C. Hull
(Canadian Professor)
John C. Hull
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Birthdate: March 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Canada
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Jacob Viner
(Canadian Economist)
Jacob Viner
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Birthdate: May 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: September 12, 1970

Born in Canada, Jacob Viner earned his PhD from Harvard before teaching at the University of Chicago. He later taught at Yale and Stanford, too, before moving to Princeton. Best remembered for his theories of international trade and cost, he had also been as advisor to Franklin Roosevelt’s government.

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Yuen Pau Woo
(Facilitator of the Independent Senators Group)
Yuen Pau Woo
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Birthdate: March 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Harry Gordon Johnson
(Canadian Economist Who Studied Topics Such as International Trade and International Finance)
Harry Gordon Johnson
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Birthdate: May 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: May 9, 1977

Canadian-born economist Harry Gordon Johnson was educated at prestigious institutes such as Cambridge and Harvard. He later taught at LSE and the University of Chicago. Known for his research on macroeconomics, international trade, and balance of payments, he brought together divergent economic schools of thought.