Anthony Myatt



Singer Hall 456

1 506 447 3208


  • ARTS 1000  Introduction to Western Civilisation
  • ECON 1014 – Principles of Microeconomics: Critical Perspectives
  • ECON 1024 – Principles of Macroeconomics: Critical Perspectives
  • ECON 3023  Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 4023  Advanced Macroeconomics

Open access learning

  • ECON 1014  Principles of Microeconomics: Critical Perspectives
  • ECON 1023  Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 3023  Intermediate  Macroeconomics


  • Jafar Khalil El Armali, “Different Tests of Different Concepts of Hysteresis” 2016
  • Si Liu, "Testing the Relationship Between Provincial Government Debt and Growth” 2015


  • The Economics Anti-Texbook: Simplified Chinese Edition, 2011 (with Rod Hill), pages 1-365, Shiwenbooks, China
  • The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics, 2010 (with Rod Hill), Zed Books (World-wide rights), Fernwood Publishing (Canadian rights), pages 1-305
  • Macroeconomics: Canadian Edition, 2007 (with Paul Krugman and Robin Wells) Worth Press, pages 1-536
  • Microeconomics: Canadian Edition, 2006 (with Paul Krugman and Robin Wells) Worth Press, pages 1-564


  • “The Relationship Between Debt and Growth: An Application to the Canadian Provinces”, with Lui Si, Canadian Journal of Regional Science, Volume 38, no. 3, December 2015.
  • “Is Freshwater Skepticism on Fiscal Multipliers Rooted in Theory?”, with Brian MacLean, International Journal of Political Economy, vol. 43, no. 3, Fall 2014, pp. 1-14.
  • “The Text and Anti-text in Teaching The Economics of the Firm”, with Rod Hill, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2012, vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 144-159.
  • Mainstream Economics as Ideology, Part II”, published online by Naked Capitalism, Feb. 1, 2012.
  • Mainstream Economics as Ideology, Part I”, published online by Naked Capitalism, Jan. 31, 2012.
  • “The Robustness Across Space of Provincial Panel-Data Studies of Minimum Wages in Canada”, with Ted McDonald, Canadian Journal of Regional Science, Issue 3, Volume 33, 2010, pp. 77-88.

Career articles

  • "The Overemphasis on Perfectly Competitive Markets in Microeconomics Principles Textbooks" (with Rod Hill), Journal of Economic Education, Winter 2007, Volume 38, No. 1, pp. 58-77.
  • “Is Policy Perversity Consistent With Keynesian Business Cycles?” with W. M. Scarth, Journal of Macroeconomics, Volume 25, Number 3, Summer 2003, pp. 351-365.
  • "Provincial Unemployment Rate Disparities: Revisited" Canadian Journal of Economics: Special Issue, April 1998, pp. S50-S52.
  • "Why Do We Know So Little About The Determinants of Unemployment? And In Particular the Effects of UIC?" in The Unemployment Crisis: All for Nought?, edited by Brian Maclean and Lars Osberg, McGill/Queens University Press, 1996.
  • "Can Fiscal Spending be Contractionary When Interest Rates Have Supply-Side Effects?" with W.M. Scarth, Journal of Macroeconomics, volume 17, number 2, (Spring) 1995, pp. 289-301.
  • "Provincial Unemployment Rate Disparities: A Case of No Concern?" Canadian Journal of Regional Science, Volume XV, Number 1, Spring 1992, pp. 101-119.
  • "The Female/Male Unemployment Rate Differential", with David Murrell, Canadian Journal of Economics, vol. XXIII, no. 2, May 1990, pp. 312-323.
  • "Male/Female Earnings Differentials and the Measurement of Skills", with David Murrell, Economics Letters, vol. 34, 1990, pp. 191-195.
  • "Fiscal Policy, Interest Sensitive Aggregate Supply, and the Costs of Disinflation", with W.M. Scarth, The Manchester School, vol. 55, no. 2, June 1987, pp. l44-l57.
  • "On the Non-Existence of a Natural Rate of Unemployment and Kaleckian Micro-Underpinnings to the Phillips Curve", Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, vol. IX, no. 3, Spring 1986, pp. 447-462.
  • "Interest Rates and Inflation: Uncertainty Cushions, Threshold and Patman Effects", with Gregory Young, Eastern Economic Journal, vol. XII, no. 2, April-June 1986, pp. 103-114.
  • "The Adverse Supply Side Effects of High Real Interest Rates and Procyclical Real Wage Movements", Journal of Macroeconomics, vol. 7, no. 2, Spring 1985, pp. 237-246.
  • "The Real Wage-Employment Relation: A Comment on the Time Series Approach", Applied Economics, vol. 17, no. 6, December 1985, pp. 947-954.
  • "The Real Wage-Employment Relationship", with W.M. Scarth, The Economic Journal, vol. 90, March 1980, pp. 85-94.

Work in progress

  • The Macroeconomics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide, with Brian MacLean

Recent conferences and seminars

  • “Bringing Plurality into the Classroom: Challenging the Orthodoxy in the Teaching of Economics”, Canadian Economics Association, Toronto, May 23, 2015.
  • “Alternatives to Fiscal Austerity”, with Brian MacLean, History of Economics Conference, Vancouver, June 24-26, 2013.
  • “The Intellectual Underpinnings of Recent Fiscal Austerity Policies” with Brian MacLean, presented to the Atlantic Canada Economics Association, Halifax, October 2012.
  • “The Nature and Importance of the Microunderpinnings Debate for Macroeconomics”, with Brian MacLean, presented to the Atlantic Canada Economics Association, Halifax, October 2012.
  • “Causes and Consequences of New Brunswick’s Fiscal Position", presented to Canadian Employment Research Forum, Sudbury, March 24, 2012.
  • “The State of Macroeconomics", presented to Canadian Employment Research Forum, Sudbury, March 23, 2012.
  • “The Theory of the Firm: Text and Anti-Text”, Midwest Economics Association, Evanston Illinois, March 30th 2012.
  • “Is there a fiscal crisis in New Brunswick?”, talk to the Occupy Fredericton Movement, Saint Thomas University, February 14th, 2012.
  • “Seeds of Rebellion among Economics University Students”, presented at the Associated Arts Societies Annual Colloquium, February 11th, 2012.
  • “Deficits and Debt in New Brunswick: Financial Meltdown or a Mere Blip?”, with Dave Murrell  and Rod Hill, presented to the Canadian Economics Association, Ottawa, May 30th, 2011.
  • “What’s the Reality of New Brunswick’s Deficit and Debt?”, presented at the People’s Forum “It’s Our Economy Too” in Moncton, November 27th, 2010.
  • “Is there a market fundamentalist message in mainstream microeconomics textbooks”, paper presented to the Canadian Economic Association, Quebec, May 29th, 2010.
  • "The Economics of Labour Market Policy: A Tale of Two Tales", paper presented at the Informing Public Policy Conference on Labour History and Labour Issues in New Brunswick, September 2, 2009.

Recent service

  • Departmental Representative on the Faculty of Arts Assessment Committee, 2015
  • AUNBT Grievance Committee, 2014-2016
  • Student Standings and Promotions, 2013-2016
  • Arts Faculty Curriculum Committee 2003-2014
  • Arts 1000 Committee, 1998-2016
  • Dean of Arts Search Committee, 2013
  • Dean of Renaissance College Search Committee, 2013
  • Arts Faculty Essay Prize Committee 2013

Other activities

  • Finance Critic for the NDP in the 2010 Provincial Election


  • Recipient of the Arts Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
  • Nominated for the Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008