Anthony Dalton Scott

Anthony Dalton Scott, professor of economics (b at Vancouver 2 Aug 1923). A professor at UBC for 35 years until retirement in 1989, Scott is perhaps best known for his pioneering contributions to the economics of natural resource use and management.

Scott, Anthony Dalton

Anthony Dalton Scott, professor of economics (b at Vancouver 2 Aug 1923). A professor at UBC for 35 years until retirement in 1989, Scott is perhaps best known for his pioneering contributions to the economics of natural resource use and management. His thesis, published as Natural Resources: The Economics of Conservation (1955, repr 1973), is considered a classic in the field, as is his book with Francis Christy, The Commonwealth in Ocean Fisheries (1965).

He is also noted for work on human capital flows (the "brain drain") and for work on the economics of federalism. He has served with several government bodies and many professional associations. He was a commissioner on the international joint commission 1968-72. More recently he edited and contributed to Progress in Natural Resource Economics (1985) and Economics of Water Exports (1985). Scott was named an Officer in the Order of Canada in 1982.