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Ronald Ian McKINNON

Ronald Ian McKINNON, economist in the field of Balance of Payments; International Finance. Gold Medal Economics, University Alberta, 1956; Earhart Foundation Grant, 1959-1960; Fellow University Singapore, 1966; Fellow, Center Advanced Study Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, California, 1974-1975; Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institute, Institution, Stanford University, 3.

Background

  • McKINNON, Ronald Ian was born in 1945 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts University Alberta, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy University Minnesota, 1960.

    Career

    • Royal Canadian Air Force, 1952-1956. Instructor Business Administration, University Minnesota, 1957-1959. Lector Economics, Syracuse University, 1960-1961.

      Assistant Professor, Association Professor, Stanford University, 1961-1966, 1966-1969. Visiting Research Professor International Economics, Brookings Institute, Institution, 1970-1971. Consultant, United States Agency International Development Korea, 1967, 1973, Stanford Research Institute, Institution, 1965, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Ethiopia, 1971, Government Colombia, 1973, Organization American States on Latin American Capital Markets, 1974, Government Kuwait, 1974, Government Chile, 1977, Government Uruguay, 1979, Government Peru, 1981, International Monetary Fund, 1981, World Bank Korea, 1984.

      Professor of Economics, Stanford University, California, United States of America, since 1961.

    Major achievements

    • Gold Medal Economics, University Alberta, 1956. Earhart Foundation Grant, 1959-1960. Fellow University Singapore, 1966.

      Fellow, Center Advanced Study Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, California, 1974-1975. Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institute, Institution, Stanford University, 3.

    Works

    Views

    Working out the logic of the international dollar standard. Exchange-rate policies for large and small countries including the United States itself. Establishing the importance of financial liberalisation in less developed countries in parallel with liberalising foreign trade.

    How to maintain monetary control during the liberalisation processes.

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    Born 1945
    (age 72)