Arthur J. Robson

Fellow: Awarded 2011

Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

Website: http://www.sfu.ca/~robson/

Arthur Robson's research has revolved for twenty years around the belief that modern human economic behavior is best explained by considering biological and anthropological factors. Such a view was once heretical but is becoming more widely accepted within economics.

Before joining the faculty of Simon Fraser University, Robson held a faculty position at the University of Western Ontario. He has held visting faculty positions at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan.

Robson is an economic theory fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, as well as the Econometric Society.

Robson earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also took courses in Pure Mathematics. He was a Fulbright Fellow.