Robert W. Dimand

Professor, Economics


Professor Dimand is also associated with the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics. You can track his work by following this link.

Office: Plaza 426
905-688-5550 x3125


PhD (1983)
MPhil (1980)
MA (1979)
Yale University (Economics)
BA (1978) McGill (Economics and History)

Research Interests 

Development of macroeconomics, History of Game Theory, History of Women in Economics, Origins of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis

Brock Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence (2002-2005)

Faculty of Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012)

Faculty of Graduate Studies Mentoring Award (2013)

Professor Dimand’s Cowles Foundation author page can be accessed here.

R.W. Dimand, T. Hines, O. Gong, M. O’reilly, T. Velk and M. Zhao (2020), Measuring U.S. 19th Century Economic Activity Using Unexploited Railway and Postal Micro-level Data, Review of Economic Analysis, 12, 1-57.

R.W. Dimand and Harald Hagemann (eds.) (2019), The Elgar Companion to John Maynard Keynes, Edward Elgar Publishing,

R. W. Dimand, James Tobin, London and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Great Thinkers in Economics Series, November 2014.

R. W. Dimand, R. A. Mundell, and A. Vercelli (eds.) (2010) Keyne’s General Theory After Seventy Years, London and Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, International Economic Association conference series No. 147.

R. W. Dimand, M. A. Dimand, and E. L. Forget (eds.) (2000), A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar; paperback 2004.

M. A. Dimand and R. W. Dimand (1996), A History of Game Theory, Vol. I, From the Beginnings to 1945, London and New York: Routledge; paperback 2014.

R. W. Dimand (2014) “HES Presidential Address: The Global Economic Crisis in Light of the History of Interwar Monetary Economics,” Journal of the History of Economic Thought 36:1 (March), 1-22.

R. W. Dimand and Rebeca Gomez Betancourt (2012) “Retrospectives: Irving Fisher’s Appreciation and Interest (1896) and the Fisher Relation,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 26:4 (Fall), 185-196.

Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh and R. W. Dimand (2011) “A Simpler Proof of the Von Neumann Minimax Theorem,” American Mathematical Monthly118:7 (August), 636-641.

Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh and R. W. Dimand (2010) “Von Neumann, Ville, and the Minimax Theorem,” International Game Theory Review 12:2 (June), 115-137.

Ann Mari May and R.W. Dimand (2009) “Trouble in the Inaugural Issue of the American Economic Review: The Cross/Eaves Controversy”, Journal of Economic Perspectives 23:3, 189-204.

Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh and R.W. Dimand (2007) “On the Von Neumann Minimax Theorem”, Fixed Point Theory and Its Applications, Banach Center Publications 77,23-34.