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Thomas Arthur Wilson

Thomas Arthur Wilson

Professor Emeritus of Economics

Degrees:

PhD, Harvard University
AM, Harvard University
BA, University of British Columbia

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

  • Tax System of Canada

    with R.M. Bird and D.B. Perry

    Tax Notes International

    Issue:Jan 9

    1995

    Pages: pp.152-180

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fiscal Policy in Canada: An Appraisal

    with Peter Dungan

    (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation)

    1993

    Pages: pp.224

  • 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

  • Reflections on Canada-U.S. Tax Differences

    in J. Shoven and J. Whalley, Eds. Canada-U.S. Tax Comparisons, (N.B.E.R. University of Chicago Press)

    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

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.

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

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

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