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, a left wing research organisation funded by the public policy think tank, The Australia Institute. He is also a regular contributor on economics to Huffington Post Australia.
- Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism (with Tony Biddle) London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto Press, 2008.
- 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 
- 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
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- 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)