Steve Ambler

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Professional – Professionnel

Professeur associé (retired Full Professor), Département des sciences économiques, Université du Québec à Montréal and David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy, C.D. Howe Institute

Professeur associé (Professeur titulaire retraité), Département des sciences économiques, Université du Québec à Montréal et David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy, C.D. Howe Institute

Courses – Cours

The semester I last taught the course and its level (BSc, MSc, Phd) is indicated in parentheses. Course materials may not be available for older courses.

J’ai indiqué entre parenthèses le dernier trimestre où j’ai donné le cours et son niveau (premier cycle, maîtrise, doctorat). Les documents pour certains vieux cours ne sont plus disponibles.

Miscellaneous – Divers

Contact Information – Coordonnées


Last changed – Dernière mise à jour: 25/05/2021


In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality. (Karl Popper)

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. (John Stuart Mill)

From the fact that people are very different it follows that, if we treat them equally, the result must be inequality in their actual position, and that the only way to place them in an equal position would be to treat them differently. Equality before the law and material equality are therefore not only different but are in conflict with each other; and we can achieve either one or the other, but not both at the same time. (Friedrich Hayek)

Fremd bin ich eingezogen, fremd zieh'ich wieder aus. (Wilhelm Müller/Franz Schubert, Die Winterreise)

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. (H.L. Mencken)

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. (C.S. Lewis)

The first rule of economics is scarcity. The first rule of politics is to ignore the first rule of economics. (Thomas Sowell)