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Krishna Pendakur awarded the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair at Harvard University

July 20, 2015
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Congratulation to Krishna Pendakur who will be going to Harvard University for one academic year (2016/17) as the next William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair.

Krishna Pendakur, a SFU Economics Professor, is a leading expert in economic inequality, consumer demand, and semi- and none-parametric econometrics. According to Krishna, his “overall agenda is to make life better for poor people by documenting the trials they face in economic life.”

The Canada Program at the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs selects distinguished visiting Canadian researchers to visit Harvard University. Krishna will teach courses that will focus on Canadian content and conduct a seminar series inviting Canadian scholars and experts in the field. He will also lead a conference on Aboriginal peoples’ economic issues at Harvard University in 2017. Krishna is the first SFU faculty member to ever participate in the program.

The William Lyon Mackenzie King endowment was established in 1967 and is dedicated to creating intellectual opportunities for Canadian studies at Harvard University. The endowment was created in memory of William Lyon Mackenzie King who was the 10th Prime Minster of Canada and served twenty-two years in politics.