W. A. Mackintosh Visiting Lectureship in Economics
This public lecture is given in honour of W. A. Mackintosh, a former Principal of the University and an economist whose writings had significant impact on the development of economics and of economic policy in Canada. The visiting lecturer is to be chosen annually by the Head of the Department of Economics, after consultation with senior colleagues. The inaugural lecture was delivered in 1975.
- 2020 March - Dani Rodrik
- 2018 September - Itzhak Gilboa
"Rationality and the Bayesian Paradigm"
- 2017 December - Robert Hall
“Stagnant Labour Earnings: Would Tax Reform Help?”
- 2017 March - John List
"Using Field Experiments to Make the World a Better Place".
- 2015 October - Martin Hellwig
"Governments, Banks and Monetary Policy in a Time of Crisis".
- 2013 October - Robert Frank
"Success and Luck".
- 2013 March - Ken Wolpin
"Aligning Learning Incentives of Students and Teachers: Results from a Social Experiment in Mexican High Schools".
- 2012 March - James Poterba
Economic Policy Challenges of an Aging Population
- 2010 September - Pinelopi Goldberg
Incomplete Exchange Rate Pass-through and Pricing-to-Market: A Micro Perspective
- 2010 March - Frank Diebold
Real-Time Macroeconomic Monitoring
- 2008 September - Paul Milgrom
Winning Play in a Spectrum Auction: Economic Secrets Revealed
- 2008 February - Bengt Holmstrom
Corporate Governance in Context
- 2006 - Michael Woodford
Does Money Matter for the Conduct of Monetary Policy?
- 2005 - Peter Howitt
Policies for Economic Growth
- 2004 - Richard Blundell
How Revealing is Revealed Preference? Understanding Consumer Rationality and Consumer Choices
- 2002 - Barry Eichengreen
The Great Depression: Lessons from an Earlier Era of Financial and Political Uncertainty
- 2002 - Dale Mortensen
Wage Dispersion: Why Are Similar Workers Paid Differently?
- 1999 - Richard Epstein
Defending NeoClassical Economics from its Modern Critics: A Law and Economics Perspective
- 1998 - Charles Plott
Economics as an Experimental Science: Rational Behaviour and the Laws of Competitive Markets
- 1997 - Douglass North
The Wealth of Nations
- 1996 - Maurice Obstfeld
Open Economy Macroeconomics and Policy: Recent Developments
- 1994 - Martin Shubik
The History and Theory of Money and Financial Institutions
- 1993 - Claudia Goldin
The Meaning of College in the Lives of American Women: The Past One-Hundred Years
- 1991 - Brian Arthur
Learning and Adaptation in the Economy
- 1990 - Thomas Schelling
Meeting the Greenhouse Challenge
- 1989 - Gary Becker
The Economic Contest Between Capitalism and Communism
- 1988 - Robert Barro
The Ricardian Approach to Budget Deficits
- 1987 - David Hendry
Econometrics in Action
- 1987 - Robert Fogel
Slavery and the Redemption of American Scholarship: The Cliometric Contribution
- 1986 - Robert Lucas, Jr.
On the Mechanics of Economic Development
- 1984 - Vernon Smith
- 1984 - Lester Thurow
- 1983 - John Helliwell
Stagflation and Productivity Decline in Canada, 1974-1982
- 1982 - James Tobin
The Monetary-Fiscal Policy Mix in the United States
- 1980 - Franco Modigliani
A New Look at the Monetary Mechanism
- 1979 - Robert Solow
Alternative Approaches to Macroeconomic Theory: A Partial View
- 1978 - Martin Feldstein
Domestic Savings and International Capital Flows
- 1977 - Kenneth Arrow
Risk Allocation and Information: Some Recent Theoretical Developments
- 1976 - Anthony Atkinson
Optimal Taxation and the Direct Versus Indirect Tax Controversy
- 1975 - Richard Caves
The Political Economy of Tariff Structures
The late Malcolm Urquhart delivered a tribute to W.A. Mackintosh shortly after his death in 1971. Professor Kenneth Taylor delivered another tribute on the occasion of Dr. Mackintosh being awarded the first Innis-Gérin Medal by the Royal Society of Canada in 1967.