I received my PhD from the University of Western Ontario and have been a Professor of Economics at UBC since then. My teaching and research have focused on the history of monetary and banking systems in Europe and North America. In 2000-2001, I served as Special Advisor at the Bank of Canada.
From 2001 to 2006 I was Head of the Department of Economics, and then served as senior advisor to UBC President Toope. From 2012 to 2015 I was Vice Provost and AVP at UBC and from 2015 to July 2017 I served as UBC’s Provost and Vice President Academic pro tem.
RECENT WORKING PAPERS
Indigenous nations and the development of the US economy: Land, resources, and dispossession (with Ann Carlos, Donna Feir), QUCEH Working Paper Series, 2021
Treaty of Paris vs. Treaty of Niagara: Rethinking Canadian economic history in the 21st century, Canadian Journal of Economics, 2019
C.D. Howe Institute, Research Fellow