Dr. John Loxley

Dr. John Loxley is a professor in, and for thirteen years was Head of, the Department of Economics, University of Manitoba. He specializes in International Money and Finance, International Development and Community Economic Development and has published extensively in these areas.

He has served as an economic advisor on macro-economic reform to a number of overseas governments, such as the in-coming Mandela government of South Africa, as well as to several international institutions. In 1998 he was a member of the Expert Group on Protecting Countries Against Destabilizing Effects of Volatile Capital Flows, appointed by the Commonwealth Secretariat to advise Commonwealth Finance Ministers.

Dr. Loxley advised the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. He is a member of the board of Directors, Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin, Aboriginal Youth Housing Renovation Project, for ex-inmates, May 2004 to date. He is chair of the board of Pollock`s Hardware Co-op Ltd, Winnipeg.

He has acted as a consultant to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, Ottawa, on a new funding formula for First Nations child welfare agencies in Canada, October 2004-2007.

His previous appointments include chief economist to the national commercial banking system of Tanzania, the founding Director of the Institute for Finance Management, Tanzania and the Secretary of the Resource and Economic Development Committee of Cabinet,  Province of Manitoba. He is a past chairperson of the board of the Communities Economic Development Fund (CEDF).

He chaired the board of SEED Winnipeg, a micro financing and community economic development agency working in the inner city of Winnipeg. He was also Chair of the board of the North-South Institute, Ottawa.

Dr. Loxley has served as an Economic Advisor to the Department of Finance, Manitoba and is Economic Consultant to the Credit Union Central of Manitoba. He is a member of the Board of Manitoba Hydro.

In 2005 he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada. In May 2008 he was the recipient of the Distinguished Academic Award granted by the Canadian Association of University Teachers. He was the recipient of the Galbraith Prize in Economics and Social Justice, awarded by the Progressive Economists’ Forum, May, 2010.

He is the author of several books and numerous articles, including, Aboriginal, Northern and Community Economic Development. Papers and Retrospectives.  Arbeiter Ring, Winnipeg. 2010:

Public Service Private Profits: The Political Economy of Public-Private Sector Partnerships, with Salim J. Loxley, Fernwood Publishers, 2010.

Doing Community Economic Development, edited with Jim Silver and Kathleen Sexsmith, Fernwood Publishers, Halifax and CCPA-Manitoba, 2007.

Transforming or Reforming Capitalism: Towards a Theory of Community Economic Development, Editor, Fernwood Publishers, Halifax, 2007.
Alternative Budgets: Budgeting As If People Mattered
, Fernwood Books, Halifax and
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba, Winnipeg, 2003.

Interdependence, Disequilibrium & Growth - Reflections of the Political Economy of
North-South Relations at the Turn of the Century. 
Macmillan, London, St Martin’s, New
York and International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, March 1998.