Jim Sandford, Economist, Canadian Automobile Workers

EVENT DATE: February 10, 2009
TOPIC: Rethinking Economics: Why the Current Crisis Should Spur Us to Challenge Conventional Wisdom

The well-known economist Jim Stanford was the Canadian Club of Kingston’s speaker at its luncheon meeting on Tuesday, 10 February 2009.   Insights into the new Federal Budget were anticipated – he’s been prominent on CBC radio recently.

Jim Stanford  is a Senior Economist with the Canadian Auto Workers, Canada’s largest private-sector trade union.  He is also a Research Associate of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.  He is the author of Paper Boom (published in 1999), and Economics for Everyone (Pluto Press and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2008).  He writes a regular economics column for the Globe and Mail.  He is a member of CBC TV’s regular National News economics panel.  Jim received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1995 from the New School for Social Research in New York, and also holds economics degrees from Cambridge University and the University of Calgary.  He lives in Toronto with his partner and two daughters.