Jim Stanford is one of Canada’s best-known economic commentators. He served for many years as Economist and Director of Policy with Unifor. He now advises the union, and is also the Harold Innis Industry Professor in Economics at McMaster University (fractional appointment). He divides his time between Canada and Sydney, Australia.
Jim received his Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York. He also holds an M.Phil. from Cambridge University, and a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Calgary.
He is the author of Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism (second edition published by Pluto Books in 2015), which has been published in six languages. Stanford has written, edited or co-edited five other books, and is the author of dozens of articles and reports published in both peer-reviewed and popular outlets.