About Tony Scott
Professor Emeritus Anthony Dalton Scott, OC, FRSC, passed away on February 17, 2015. He joined UBC’s Department of Economics in 1953, where he remained until his retirement in 1989. He attained the rank of full professor in 1961, and from 1967 to 1971, was chair of the department.
Tony was born on August 2, 1923 in Vancouver. After completing undergraduate degrees at UBC in Commerce and in Arts, Tony continued his graduate studies at Harvard and the London School of Economics, returning to UBC in 1953 to teach in the Department of Economics and Political Science. After retiring from teaching, UBC conferred upon him an Honorary Doctor of Letters in 1992, in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the field of resource economics.
Tony was also the recipient of several other honours and awards, including Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1969, Honorary Doctorate from the University of Guelph in 1980, and Officer of the Order of Canada in 1982. In 1987, he received the RSC’s Innis-Gérin Medal.
Tony’s research interests developed in three areas: the economics of federalism, federal- provincial relations, and the problems of regionalism; the economics of natural resources, particularly as it relates to mining, energy and fishery problems; and the organization of international environmental coordination. He also studied the economics of the development of private tenures of mineral, timber, water resources and fisheries.
“Tony was a first-rate scholar who made major and lasting contributions in the field of resource economics, and was a builder of economics in Canada and at UBC. He was, among many other things, the founding president of the Canadian Economics Association, a chair of our department, and a publicly engaged economist who made important policy contributions in the areas of natural resources and federalism,” says Prof. Thomas Lemieux, VSE Director. “The VSE would not be what it is today without Tony Scott.”Read More
The impact of your support
Two fellowships have been endowed to honour Tony Scott’s contributions to UBC and the Vancouver School of Economics. One fellowship is available to an incoming graduate student and a second is intended to support thesis research by a senior graduate student in one of Professor Scott’s fields of interest.
Your donation will help create a legacy for Tony at UBC, by supporting graduate students who reflect his values and are following a path created by his leadership.
You can also be part of an initiative to honour Tony Scott’s memory in the Iona Building, the new home for the Vancouver School of Economics, please contact Lisa Fratpietro at 604-822-9213 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.Read More
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