Jim Stanford

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Jim Stanford is a Canadian economist and founder of the Progressive Economics Forum. He holds a master's degree in economics from Cambridge University and a doctorate from the New School for Social Research. He is author of a column for the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail. In 2016 Stanford relocated to Australia, where he is the founding director of the Centre for the Future of Work, an independent, non-partisan research organisation funded by the public policy think tank, The Australia Institute.[1] He is also a regular contributor on economics to Huffington Post Australia.[2]

Published works[edit]


  • Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism (with Tony Biddle) London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto Press, 2008.[3]
  • Challenging The Market: The Struggle To Regulate Work And Income (with Leah F. Vosko and the Challenging the Market Conference), 2004
  • Paper Boom: Why Real Prosperity Requires a New Approach to Canada's Economy, Lorimer, 1999
  • Power, Employment, and Accumulation: Social Structures in Economic Theory and Policy (with Lance Taylor and Ellen Houston) Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe 2000 [4]
  • Estimating the effects of North American Free Trade: A three-country general equilibrium model with "real- world" assumptions, 1993
  • Social dumping under North American free trade, 1993.
  • Going south: Cheap labour as an unfair subsidy in North American free trade, 1991

Peer-reviewed articles[edit]

Other publications[edit]

  • Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time, Consumption, and Ecology. (book review): in Labour/Le Travail (Digital – Jul 28, 2005)
  • Gomery, upside down.(CANADA): in Catholic New Times (Digital – Jul 25, 2005)
  • Janis Sarra, ed., Corporate Governance in Global Capital Markets.(Book Review): in Labour/Le Travail (Digital – Jan 25, 2006)
  • Introduction.(Forum on Labour and the Economic Crisis: Can the Union Movement Rise to the Occasion?)(Essay):in Labour/Le Travail by Jim Stanford (Digital – Jan 26, 2010)
  • Challenging the Market the Struggle To Regulate Work and Income (1980)


  1. ^ "Meet the Director". Centre for Future Work. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Jim Stanford at Huffington Post Australia". Huffington Post Australia. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  3. ^ WorldCat
  4. ^ WorldCat

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