Asimakopulos, Athanasios, 1930-1990

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Asimakopulos, Athanasios, 1930-1990

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Athanasios Asimakopulos was born in Montreal in 1930. He was educated at McGill University earning a B.A. in 1951 and an M.A. in 1953, and in Cambridge obtaining his Ph.D. in 1959. Athanasios Asimakopulos was a Lecturer in Economics and Political Science from 1956 to 1957 at McGill. From 1957 to 1959 he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Royal Military College. In 1959 he returned to McGill and became an assistant professor. Promoted to the position of associate professor in 1963, he became a full professor in 1966. In 1988 he was appointed William Dow Professor of Political Economy. He served as Chairman of the Department of Economics from 1974 to 1978. He wrote extensively on the work of such economic theorists as J.M. Keynes, Joan Robinson, and M. Kalecki. He was active in many professional associations and organizations. He held numerous fellowships and was a Visiting Professor and a Fellow at universities in the United States, England and Australia. From 1976 to 1990 he was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Athanasios Asimakopulos died in 1990.


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