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Thomas Arthur Wilson

Thomas Wilson

    Thomas Arthur Wilson

    Professor Emeritus of Economics

    Degrees: PhD, Harvard University
    AM, Harvard University
    BA, University of British Columbia
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    Bio

    Thomas Wilson is an Emeritus Professor of Economics, and Senior Advisor to the Policy and Economic Analysis Program at the Rotman Institute for International Business at the University of Toronto. His areas of research and consulting include economic forecasting, fiscal policy analysis, tax policy analysis, wage-price models, regulatory proceedings, competition policy, advertising and industrial organization.

    Academic Positions

    1968-Present  Professor of Economics; University of Toronto
    1987-Present  Member; University College, University of Toronto
    1975-1976  Visiting Ford Rotary Research Professor; University of California, Berkeley
    1972-1973  MacKenzie-King Visiting Professor; Harvard University
    1967-1968  Associate Professor; University of Toronto
    Spring 1966  Visiting Professor; University of Western Ontario
    1962-1967  Assistant Professor; Harvard University

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • The Future of Telecommunications Policy in Canada; Co-editor with W. Stanbury and S. Globerman, A compendium of the papers presented at the National Conference on the Future of Telecommunications Policy in Canada; Issue: April 1993, pub. date May; 1995; Pages: pp. 529
    • Tax System of Canada; with R.M. Bird and D.B. Perry; Tax Notes International; Issue: Jan 9; 1995; Pages: pp.152-180
    • The Sources of the Recession in Canada: 1989-1992; with P. Dungan and S. Murphy; Canadian Business Economics; Issue: 2(2); 1994; Pages: pp. 3-15
    • Sales Tax Harmonization: The Key to Simplification; with Jack Mintz and Pierre Pascal Gendron; Tax Notes International; Issue: 8(10) (March); 1994; Pages: pp.661-678
    • Productivity and Growth: Canada's Competitive Roots; with M. Denny, in T.J. Courchene and D.D. Purvis, Eds; Productivity, Growth and Canada's International Competitiveness, Bell Canada Papers on Economic Policy; Issue: Vol. 1; 1993; Pages: pp. 7-57
    • An Analysis of the Profitability of Businesses of Diversified Companies; Review of Industrial Organization; Issue: Vol 7; 1992
    • The Canada-U.S. FTA: Macroeconomic Effects and Sensitivity Analysis; with D.P. Dungan; Journal of Policy Modeling; Issue: 13 (3); 1991
    • Modeling Anticipated and Temporary Fiscal Policy Shocks in a Macro-Econometric Model of Canada; with D.P. Dungan; Canadian Journal of Economics; Issue: (February); 1988

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Co-editor with L. Waverman of a special issue of Canadian Public Policy - Analyse de Politiques on Macroeconomic Co-ordination and the Summit XV Supplement, (February 1989) pp.99

    Academic / Professional Service

    1989-Present  Area Coordinator; Business Economics, Faculty of Management
    1987-Present  Director, Policy and Economic Analysis Program; Institute for Policy Analysis, University of Toronto
    1990-1992  Vice-Chair; Budget Committee, University of Toronto
    1988-1993  Member; Academic Board, University of Toronto
    1983-1985  Chair; Department of Economics
    1982  Acting Chair; Department of Economics
    1979-1982  Director of Economics; Department of Economics
    1976-1977  Coordinator, Econometric Forecasting Program; Institute for Policy Analysis, University of Toronto
    1969-1975  Director; Institute for Policy Analysis
    1992-Present  Member of Editorial Board; Canadian Business Economics
    1990-Present  Member; National Accounts Advisory Committee (Chair as of 1995), Statistics Canada
    1985-Present  Member of Advisory Council; John Deutsch Institute of Economic Policy (Queen's University)
    1986-1992  Associate Editor; Review of Economics and Statistics

    Honors and Awards

    1984-1985  President; Canadian Economics Association
    1980  Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
    1975-1976  Visiting Ford Rotating Research Professor; University of California at Berkeley
    1972-1973  MacKenzie-King Visiting Professor; Harvard University

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Teaches courses in economics and policy analysis. Areas of research and consulting include economic forecasting, fiscal policy analysis, wage-price models, regulatory proceedings, competition policy, advertising, and industrial organization.  

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