Political Science, GSWS

Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Professor Emerita in Political Science and GSWS, Receives 2016 John Galbraith Prize in Economics

July 04, 2016

At the June 2016 of the Canadian Economics Association, the Progressive Economics Forum awarded Political Science and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Professor Emerita Marjorie Griffin Cohen the 2016 John Galbraith Prize in Economics. As part of receiving the award, Cohen also gave a special lecture at the meeting: “Structural Amnesia: The Appalling Masculinity of Economic Analysis."

The Galbraith Prize is awarded based on a “demonstrated contribution combining economic analysis with a commitment to social justice.” Cohen, who retired in September 2015, has written extensively on such topics as the Canadian economy, energy policy, labour policy, women’s issues and the environment and—amidst her breadth of academic and public service—she was instrumental in establishing the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.