Dan received his BA from McGill in 1955 and his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago in 1958 and 1960, respectively. After working for the United Nations in Bangkok and holding academic positions at Manchester, Oxford and Columbia,
Dan was hired as an associate professor at Queen’s in 1967. He was employed at Queen’s until his retirement and continued to work in the QED thereafter.
Dan’s main research was in the broad area of Public Economics but he took a strong interest in a wide variety of subjects and published in several fields including law and economics, political economy and economic policy.
Dan received many accolades during his career, including fellowships at the Hoover Institute and UBC, and he become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1982. While at the QED, he taught courses in public economics, microeconomics and law and economics at all levels and supervised numerous graduate students, especially at the MA level.