Martin Neil Baily
Celebrating 50 Years of Economics Achievements!
Anne Giardini, Q.C.
“My SFU economics courses helped me to understand the economics of natural resources and to ensure that in my career in forestry I always kept sustainability in mind. I always looked for ways to support the interests of the wider community because I understood the value – in dollar terms – of maintaining a social licence to operate.” These are among the reflections of Anne Giardini, Q.C., on her career in forest resources. Giardini is an executive, lawyer, writer, and current chancellor of SFU. Recognized as one of Canada’s most influential women, Giardini’s is a true renaissance woman. learn more →
“There were death threats, police patrolled my house. I had regular patrols up and down my street. It was tense, and it was exciting." Cliff Andstein, is a veteran of the labour movement and a SFU Economics alumnus (BA honours 1969). Andstein dedicated his career to building opportunities for the working class. learn more →
In 50 years, over 14,000 alumni have graduated from the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University. We spoke to a small number of our past students. From CEOs to governmental officials, we are proud to share these profiles of our amazing alumni.
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“President Clinton read everything we sent him and was interested in economic issues and in finding the right policies. We were blessed by good luck and good policy and the economy performed superbly, extraordinary job growth and rising living standards across the board. It was a wonderful time to be an economic adviser.” Martin Neil Baily completed a degree in economics (MA 1969) and started an outstanding career conducting research and influencing policies, governments, and the public.
Lawrence Yeo (BA 1994) is an international success as the CEO of AsiaBiz Strategy Pte Ltd, a Singapore based management consulting firm. He was challenged by SFU Economics to think across disciplines and has used these skills to expand his international company.