About The Author

Elijah M James

Elijah M. James
Ph. D., C.C., C.P.C.

Degrees Obtained

Ph. D. University of Toronto/California (Western) University, 1978
M.A. Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1971
B.A. Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1969
D.A.Ed. Concordia University, Montreal, Que., 1993

Professional Training and Designation

Chartered Consultant, 1997
Certified Professional Consultant, 1997

Brief Background

  • Dr. James is a distinguished professor of economics, business and research methods, and a prominent management, business, and economic consultant.
  • He has earned the highest accreditation obtainable in the consulting field.
  • A prolific writer, Dr. James has to his credit the publication of several books and articles in the fields of economics and business management and organization. His Economics: A Problem-Solving Approach is used in colleges and universities across Canada and in other countries. His book, Independent Consulting: The definitive Guide, is a great reference book for many consultants.
  • Dr. James is a senior faculty member in the economics department at Dawson College, and a professor in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) programme at Concordia University in Montreal. He supervises theses and dissertations at the graduate level. He has also taught at McGill University, and still lectures occasionally at John Abbott College in Montreal.

Areas of Specialization


Economic Theory (Micro & Macro); Monetary Theory; Money, Banking & Financial Institutions; Economic Development; International Economics.

Consulting Areas

Management and organization, business planning, Human Resources (management and development), Market research and planning, strategic management and business policy, economic analysis



A Model of Import Substituting Industrialization for Developing Countries. Economia Internazional, (Vol. XXXII, No. 1, 1979)

Some Determinants of Industrialization in Small and Medium-Size Economies: A Cross-Section Analysis. The Indian Economic Journal, October-December, 1979.

AReflections on Economics Instruction in Colleges and Universities.@ Atlantic Economic Journal, (Vol. VII, No. 4, Dec. 1979).

Openness, Country Size and Trade Concentration in Less Developed Countries: An Empirical Investigation. Atlantic Economic Journal, (Vol. VIII, No. 2, July 1980). Also in The Asian Economic Review (Vol. 20, Issues 2 and 3).

The Political Economy of Export Concentration. Journal of Economic Issues, (Vol. XIV, No. 4, Dec. 1980).

The Development of Mini Economies: Problems and Prospects. Studies in Comparative International Development (1981)

Static and Dynamic Models of the Development of the Dual Economy: A Survey and Critique. The Indian Journal of Economics (Vol. LXIV, No. 255, April 1984).

Economic Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labour After Three Decades. The Asian Economic Review (April 1987).


Microeconomics: Basic Concepts, Questions and Answers (Toronto: Butterworth, 1979)

Macroeconomics: Basic Concepts, Questions and Answers (Toronto: Butterworth, 1979)

Economics: A Problem-Solving Approach (Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 1987)

Economics: A Problem-Solving Approach (Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 1991, 2nd ed.)

Economics: A Problem-Solving Approach (Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 1994, 3rd ed.)

Economics: A Problem-Solving Approach (Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 1997, 4th ed.)

Economics: A Problem-Solving Approach (Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 5th ed.)

Microeconomics (Toronto: Pearson, 2012)

Macroeconomics (Toronto: Pearson, 2012)

Other Books

Other books by Dr. James include:

  • Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Marketing
  • Starting and Running a Small Business
  • The Leadership Challenge: The Art and Science of Effective Leadership


Incidentally, Dr. James won the Teaching Excellence award in 2009-2010 at Dawson College and has been awarded the Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC) Honourable Mention 2017.

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