One of Canada’s leading experts in Economics, Fred Lazar, has been an Associate Professor at York University since September 1972. This role includes the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, as well as the Schulich School of Business.
Prior to taking this role he was a researcher for Prices and Incomes Commission from 1970-71.
Lazar has a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from the University of Toronto (1965-69); he furthermore has a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University for Economics (1970-78).
Though he has done far more than teach throughout the span of his career. Lazar worked as a government advisor through the 1970s-80s. Most notably, while working in the Prime Minister’s office in 1982, he was involved with economics and policy work that included trade negotiations, pension reforms, industrial policy, taxation, competition policy and deregulation.
Consulting with a wide assortment of companies has also been a prominent aspect of his career. Some of these areas include the auto industry, financial services, resource industries and cultural industries.
He’s also had the pleasure of being the Director for several companies since 2015: Air North, Interknowlogy, and Metis Infinity Investment. These companies range from a Yukon-based airline, a California-based software company, and the economic development branch of the Metis Nation of Ontario.