Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts University British Columbia, 1946, 1947. Master of Arts Harvard University, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy University London, 1953.
Honorary Doctor of Laws, Guelph University, Canada, 1980.
Research Assistant, Department Applied Economics, Cambridge University, 1949. Assistant Lector, London School of Economies and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, 1949-1953. Instructor, Lector, Assistant Professor, University British Columbia, 1949-1965.
Research Staff, Royal Commission Canada’s Economics Prospects, Ottawa, 1955-1956. Visiting Fellow, York University, Canada, 1963. Lily Fellow, University Chicago, 1965.
Reserve Bank Fellow, American National University, 1978. Mackenzie King Visiting Professor, Harvard University, 1983-1984. Consultant, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, 5.
Commissioner, Intematational Joint Commission, 1968. Professor of Economics, University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, . Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, , Land Economics, 1969-1975, Western Economic Journal, 71.
(By examining international fishery resources from a prima...)
Since 1953 I have been concerned with the economics of natural resources. My 1953 thrice-republished thesis on Conservation led to numerous articles and a few books in the economics of fisheries (with Christy, Nehan and others). Mining, water resources (with Sewell and others).
And environmental economics. Also in 1953 I began a series on the economics of government grants, culminating in two joint books with Albert Breton on the economics of federal constitutions. In 1956 I did some intensive statistical work on capital stocks and their measurement (with W. C. Hood).
In the mid-1960s with Harry Johnson and Herbert Grubel I turned to the economics of the ‘Brain Drain’. A book was published collecting our papers in 1977. In the 1970s at Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and in Canada, I wrote extensively on international environmental relationships, linked in part tc my position on the Canadian-American Boundary Waters Treaty Commission.
After the books with Breton I turned to the economics of property rights, with emphasis on both their public choice aspects and on the precise characteristics of proprietory rights in resources.