Dr Harris' current research is focused on the economic potential of a North America Monetary Union, and a Donner Foundation supported study on the international migration of highly skilled labour, and North American Economic Integration.
Richard G. Harris is the Telus Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University, Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and Senior Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute. Prior to 1990 he spent most of his professional career at Queenís University with visiting appointments at Berkeley, M.I.T and the University of New South Wales. His major area of specialization is international economics and in particular the economics of integration. From 1985 to 1988 he was a special advisor to the Canadian government on the negotiations leading to the Canada-U.S. free trade agreement. He has served as consultant to a number of governments, international organizations, including the World Bank and O.E.C.D., and corporations in the area of international economics. In addition to a number of technical articles, he has published policy-oriented books and articles on Canada-U.S. free trade, international macroeconomics, economic growth and Canadian public policy.