Canada’s idealist leader can play ball with his pragmatist counterpart on a number of issues, from NAFTA to renewable energy. The key is their shared interest in infrastructure.
James W Dean
Professor of Economics Emeritus, Simon Fraser University
James W Dean holds B.Sc., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Carleton and Harvard Universities, where he studied mathematics and then economics. In addition to his appointment at Simon Fraser, he has held visiting appointments at about 25 universities and research institutions world-wide. He regularly taught short graduate courses at a World Bank sponsored MA program in Kiev, and over the years brought several outstanding Ukrainian students into our PhD program. At SFU, he supervised dozens of MA and PhD students, many of whom have distinguished themselves in academia and elsewhere. Since retirement he has held visiting positions at Western Washington University, the College of William and Mary, the Economics University of Bratislava, and American University in Washington DC, the latter as a Fulbright Professor. In 2010 he was appointed Senior Advisor to the central bank of South Sudan in Juba, installing a new currency preparatory to their independence in 2011.