Robert W. Dimand

Department of Economics

Robert W. Dimand

Professor of Economics

Office Location on Campus: Plaza Building Room 426


Phone: 905-688-5550 ext., 3125 

Education: PhD (1983) Yale (Economics)
MA (1979), MPhil (1980), BA (1978) McGill (Economics and History) 

Areas of Interest

  • Development of Macroeconomics before 1936; History of Game Theory
  • History of Women in Economics
  • Origins of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis


  • Received the Brock Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence (2002)
  • Co-coordinator, International Political Economy program
  • Graduate Program Director, Master in Business Economics (MBE)

Full CV

Selected Research

  • Ann Mari May and R.W. Dimand, "Trouble in the Inaugural Issue of the American Economic Review: The Cross/Eaves Controversy", Journal of Economic Perspectives,Vol 23, No.3, (Summer 2009), pp. 189-204.
  • R. W. Dimand, The Origins of the Keynesian Revolution, Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, and Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1988; paperback, Edward Elgar, 1992.
  • M. A. Dimand and R. W. Dimand, A History of Game Theory, Vol. I, From the Beginnings to 1945, London and New York: Routledge, 1996.
  • R. W. Dimand, M. A. Dimand, and E. L. Forget, eds., A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2000 (paperback 2004; second edition in preparation).
  • R. W. Dimand, E. L. Forget, and C. Nyland, "Retrospective: Gender and Classical Economics", Journal of Economic Perspectives, 18:1, Winter 2004, pp. 229-240.
  • R. W. Dimand, "Irving Fisher on the International Transmission of Booms and Depressions Through Monetary Standards", Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 35:1, February 2003, pp. 49-90.
  • Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh and R.W. Dimand, "On the Von Neumann Minimax Theorem", Fixed Point Theory and Its Applications, Banach Center Publications 77, 2007, pp. 23-34.
  • R. W. Dimand, "David Hume on Canadian Paper Money", short version in Shorter Papers section of Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 37:4, August 2005, pp. 783-87, full version published in Margaret Schabas and
    Carl Wennerlind, eds., Essays on Hume's Political Economy, London and New York: Routledge, 2008.



Robert W. Dimand