Tom Velk

Department of Economics


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Leacock Building, Rm 526 [Map]
855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7
514-398-4400 Ext. 09125 [Office]


PhD University of Wisconsin


Field(s) of specialization

Money and Banking, Monetary Theory, and Public Policy


Tom Velk is an Associate Professor. His doctorate is from Wisconsin, and his research interests are in monetary economics and public policy. The questions he is currently studying are how far and by what means might governments de-regulate the money market, and whether the elimination of central banks would improve economic performance. He is a regular contributor to media coverage of economic issues.

Tom Velk, A. R. Riggs and Harold M. Waller (2000) "U.S. Foreign Policy During a Canadian Sovereignty Crisis: Groping in the Fog of (Diplomatic) War". See "Publications" in the menu at the left for a PDF version of this article and more on Tom Velk's writings.

Curriculum vitae

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE Chairman &/or Co-Director, North American Studies Program, McGill; 1968 to the present.

RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS 1969-72 visiting professor and consultant to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Washington D.C.). 1974 consultant to the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress, Washington D.C. 1982-3 visiting scholar, department of economics Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

CURRENT FIELDS OF INTEREST money and banking, macro-economics, methodology, theory of policy, international finance, bank regulation, economic journalism, the literature of reform, intellectual history and American studies.

APPOINTMENTS IN JOURNALISM 1980-PRESENT freelance contributor and Economics Editor CFCF Television, Montreal. 1981-1995, Daily commentator, CIQC Radio, Montreal, Published economic comment and anaysis, The Wall Street Journal, the Canadian Forum, (Toronto) Globe and Mail, Financial Post, (Montreal) Gazette, Le Devior, CBC (radio and television) Ontario Public Television and others