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About haroldchorneyeconomist

I am Professor of political economy at Concordia university in Montréal, Québec, Canada. I received my B.A.Hons (econ.&poli sci) from the University of Manitoba. I also completed my M.A. degree in economics there. Went on to spend two years at the London School of Economics as a Ph.D. student in economics and then completed my Ph.D. in political economy at the University of Toronto. Was named a John W.Dafoe fellow, a CMHC fellow and a Canada Council fellow. I also was named a Woodrow Wilson fellow in 1968 after completing my first class honours undergraduate degree. Worked as an economist in the area of education, labour economics and as the senior economist with the Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation for the Government of Manitoba from 1972 to 1978. I also have worked as an economic consultant for MDT socio-economic consultants and have been consulted on urban planning, health policy, linguistic duality and public sector finance questions by the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan,the cities of Regina and Saskatoon, Ontario and the Federal government of Canada. I have also been consulted by senior leaders of the British Labour party, MPs from the Progressive Conservative party, the Liberal party and the New Democrats on economic policy questions. Members of the Government of France under the Presidency of Francois Mitterand discussed my work on public sector deficits. I have also run for elected office at the municipal level. I first began to write about quantitative easing as a useful policy option during the early 1980s.

British national debt 1690 to 1910

(originally published on my blogspot blog in 2010)   Over the years that I have researched the question of the national debt and its impact upon an economy I have always been astonished at how boldly politicians, journalists and others … Continue reading

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The Great Depression revisited

  ( Originally published February 20 , 2006 on my Harold Chorney political economist blog.I m republishing it here for the convenience of readers and students.   ) The Great Depression which began after the stock market crash in the fall … Continue reading

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Condolences to all those affected by the tragic events in Las Vegas and the terrible hurricanes, the earthquake in Mexico and a suggestion to help repair the damages.

Many millions of people in the US. have been tragically affected by the terrible hurricanes that swept through Florida, Texas, Louisiana,Puerto Rico, the Caribbean islands and now the horror of a mass shooting in Nevada.Mexico also suffered a tragic loss … Continue reading

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Poli 463 – updated outline Fall 2017

    Poli 463/2 Government and Business, course outline, Concordia University, Keynes versus monetarists before and after the crash of 2008 Prof.Harold Chorney Fall 2017 Course overview: This course explores the tools that are necessary to deal with the contemporary … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada prematurely hikes interest rates underestimating potential damage to employment

The Bank of Canada announced a further 25 basis point increase in the bank rate despite the fact that unemployment is still above 6 % and there is absolutely no evidence of inflationary pressure in the economy. Whatever rise in … Continue reading

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Poli 463 course outline (under construction) fall 2017

2017 poli 463 course outline under construction Posted on August 24 2017 by haroldchorneyeconomist Poli 463/ 2017 (under construction) Poli 463/2 fall 2013 course outline under constructionPoli 463/2 Government and Business course outline Keynes versus monetarists before and after the crash of 2008 … Continue reading

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Poli 610 course fall 2017 outline (under construction)

Pol. 610  Macro-economic policy-making after Keynes Concordia University fall 2017 Prof. H. Chorney tel. 848 2424 ext.2106  e mail harold.chorney@concordia.ca Office hours tba This course is an intensive examination of macro-economic policy-making and macro-economic theory in the light of recent … Continue reading

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