Economics, Achievements

Economics' Arthur Robson appointed Fellow of the Canadian Economics Association

March 21, 2018

SFU’s Department of Economics is proud to announce that Arthur Robson has recently been appointed a Fellow of the Canadian Economics Association. Robson came to SFU in 2003 and his research is focused on game theory and the biological evolution of economic behavior.

The title, Fellow of the Canadian Economics Association, recognizes the achievements and contributions of the most prominent economists who have spent a significant portion of their career in Canada. Alongside economics professor emeritus, Richard Lipsey, Robson is the second member of the SFU economics department to receive the title.

Robson received a BSc (Hons) in mathematics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in 1968. He went on to complete his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975. He was an assistant, associate, and full professor at the University of Western Ontario before joining to SFU’s Department of Economics in 2003.

In addition to holding a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council in 2000-2001, Robson has held visiting positions at University College London, Princeton University, Stockholm School of Economics, New York University, and the University of Chicago.

Robson’s current research uses data collected from contemporary hunter-gatherer societies as the inspiration for theoretical models of the evolution of economic characteristics. 

When not teaching or working, Robson enjoys mountaineering and exploring the wilderness.