Dr. Richard G. Lipsey is currently Professor Emeritus of Economics at Simon Fraser University. He is an officer of the Order of Canada, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Econometric Society, and a past president of the Canadian Economic Society and the Atlantic Economic Society. He also holds honorary doctorates from the University of McMaster, the University of Victoria, Carleton University, Queen's University, the University of Toronto, Guelph University, the University of Western Ontario, the University of British Columbia, Essex University (England) and Simon Fraser University. In 2006, he was awarded the SSHRC gold medal for outstanding life-time professional achievement.
Dr. Lipsey received his B.A. from U.B.C. in 1951, M.A. from Toronto in 1953 and PhD from London School of Economics in 1957. He has held a chair in Economics at the London School of Economics and was Chairman of the Department of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Social Science at the newly founded University of Essex, in England. He has also held visiting appointments in England at the Universities of Manchester and City University in the U.S. at the Universities of California (Berkeley), Colorado, and Yale