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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
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    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
    • 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
    • Revising the National Accounts; with M.G.S. Denny; 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
    • 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
    • Import Forecasts for Inputoutput Models; Review of Income and Wealth; Issue: 18; 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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