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David Robinson

David Robinson

A-305C, Arts Building


David Robinson, PhD,  is an economist. He is currrnetly working on a spatial model of property taxation.

As a leading expert on Northern Ontario economic development, he was the first person to identify and promote the Northern Ontario Mining Supply and Service sector as our leading sector. He was also the first person to propose Northern Ontario School of Architecture. He has consulted for forest-dependent communities and written on the economics of community forestry. He is best known publically for over 200 columns in Northern Ontario Business Magazine, and in Sudbury Mining Solutions, the trade journal for the local Mining Supply and Services sector  which he helped found. He does frequent interviews in broadcast media has been a guest on TVO's Agenda several times and is often a featured speaker at conferences and events. He is a fellow of the Northern Policy Insitute.

He has written a book on a book on the Economics of Community Forestry and co-authored a book on 2x2 game theory.

He currently teaches Game Theory and Natural Resource Economics,and Public Finance, statistics and math.


  • B.A. (Hon) English Literature, U.B.C.
  • M.A. Economics, U.B.C.
  • PhD. Economics, Queen's University

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Dr. Robnson is currently working on a model of opinion formation in technology adoption, a course on regional economic development as well as a book on Northern Ontario economic development policy.


  • Community builder award for economic development


Publlic Finance I and II

Cooperative Game Theory (Strategic Thinking II)

Non-cooperative Game Theory (Strategic Thinking I)

Regional Economics

Resource Economics

Introduction to Statistics for Economics

Introduction to Mathematics for Economics