CEA Fellow: B. Curtis Eaton
The Canadian Economics Association is delighted to announce B. Curtis Eaton as a Fellow of the Canadian Economics Association, the highest honour that the Association can bestow. Curtis Eaton is an internationally-renowned researcher who has made great contributions to industrial organization, labour economics, economic geography, and organizational theory. His earlier contributions may be conveniently sampled in Applied Microeconomic Theory: Selected Essays of B. Curtis Eaton (Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2001) and On the Foundations of Monopolistic Competition and Economic Geography: The Selected Essays of B. Curtis Eaton and Richard G. Lipsey (Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 1997).
Curtis Eaton has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary since 1999 and also University Professor there since 2002. After receiving his BA and PhD at the University of Colorado, he taught at the University of British Columbia from 1969 to 1981 (full professor from 1979), the University of Toronto from 1981 to 1987, and Simon Fraser University from 1987 to 1999. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 2010, he edited the Canadian Journal of Economics from 1994 to 1997 and was President of the Canadian Economics Association from 2003 to 2004, giving a presidential address on "The Elementary Economics of Social Dilemmas" (CJE 2004) on the role of strategic complementarity in social dilemmas (the n-person extension of Prisoner's Dilemma). Curtis Eaton and Mukesh Eswaran shared the Harry Johnson Prize for the best article in the Canadian Journal of Economics in 2003 for "The Evolution of Preferences and Competition: A Rationalization of Veblen's Theory of Invidious Comparisons" and also shared the John Vanderkamp Prize for the best article in Canadian Public Policy in 2008 for "Differential Grading Standards and Student Incentives."
The CEA takes great pleasure in welcoming B. Curtis Eaton as a Fellow of the Canadian Economics Association and celebrating his achievements.