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John Sawyer

John Sawyer

John Sawyer

Professor Emeritus of Economic Analysis and Policy

Degrees:

PhD, University of Chicago
MA, University of Toronto
Bcom, University of Toronto

Bio

John Sawyer is a Professor Emeritus of Economic Analysis and Policy at Rotman and at the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto. He has taught Microeconomics, Macro-economics, Statistics and Econometrics. His current research projects are the use of Bayesian vector autoregressive models for forecasting Canadian macroeconomic variables; the effect of regime shifts in monetary policies in Canada and the U.S. on trends in real output and on business cycles; and the history of education in commerce and management on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto.

Academic Positions

  • 1967-Present

    Research Associate, Institute for Policy Analysis, University of Toronto

  • 1969-1990

    Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toronto

  • 1965-1990

    Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Toronto

  • 1985-1986

    Acting Dean, Faculty of Management, University of Toronto

  • 1983-1985

    Chairman, Commerce Programs, University of Toronto

  • 1975-1980

    Director, Institute for Policy Analysis, University of Toronto

  • 1970-1972

    Associate Dean (Social Sciences), School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto

  • 1961-1965

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Toronto

  • 1960-1961

    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Toronto

  • 1953-1960

    Economist Dominion Bureau of Statistics,

  • 1951-1953

    Assistant Professor of Economics, Royal Military College of Canada

  • 1949-1950

    Sessional Lecturer in Economics, University of Alberta

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Forecasting with Inputoutput Matrices: Are the Coefficients Stationary?

    Economics Systems Research

    Issue:4

    1992

  • Some Dynamic Properties of the TRACE Model

    with D.K. Foot

    Canadian Journal of Economics

    Issue:12

    1979

  • Revising the National Accounts

    with M.G.S. Denny

    Canadian Journal of Economics

    Issue:9

    1976

  • The Operation of the Canadian Economy under Fixed and Flexible Exchange Rates: Simulation Results from the TRACE Model

    with J.L. Carr and G.V. Jump

    Canadian Journal of Economics

    Issue:9

    1976

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Commerce and Management at the University of Toronto: A Brief History

    ASAC 1996 Proceedings, Vol.17, no. 24, Business History

    1996

  • Consumption Functions and Government Deficits and Debt

    in D.P. Dungan and T.A Wilson, Public Debt and the Economy (Discussion Paper 94-02, Government and Competitiveness, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University)

    1994

  • Macroeconomic Theory: Keynesian and Neo-Walrasian Models

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press and London: Harvester Wheatsheaf. Japanese translation (1992), Tokyo: Bunkashobo Hakbunsha, Inc.

    1989

  • The Transmission of World Economic Expansion to an Open Economy: some Experiments for Canada

    With D.P. Dungan and G.V. Jump in F.G. Adams and B. Hickman (Eds.), Global Econometrics: Essays in Honour of Lawrence R. Klein (Cambridge: The MIT Press)

    1983

  • Modelling the International Transmission Mechanism: Applications and Extensions of the Project LINK System

    Editor (Amsterdam: North-Holland)

    1979

  • Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy in the Canadian Economy

    Toronto: Macmillan of Canada

    1975

  • Import Forecasts for Inputoutput Models

    Review of Income and Wealth

    Issue:18

    1972

  • The TRACE Econometric Model of the Canadian Economy with N.K. Choudry, Y. Kotowitz and J.W.L. Winder

    Toronto: University of Toronto Press

    1972

  • The Impact of Foreign Trade on Canadian Industries, 1956

    with T.I. Matuszewski and P.R. Pitts

    Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science

    Issue:31

    1965

  • The Measurement of Inter-industry Relationships in Canada

    Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science

    Issue:21

    1955

Research and Teaching Interests

Taught Microeconomics, Macro-economics, Statistics and Econometrics. Current research projects: the use of Bayesian vector autoregressive models for forecasting Canadian macroeconomic variables, the effect of regime shifts in monetary policies in Canada and the U.S.A. on trends in real output and on business cycles, the history of education in commerce and management on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto.

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