Brian Ferguson is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of Guelph. He is a Faculty Associate of the Canadian Centre for Health Economics. He received a B.A. in economics from Mount Allison University (1974), an M.A. from the University of Guelph (1977) and Ph.D. from Australian National University (1982). His teaching and research interests are in mathematical economics, health economics and social welfare. His work has been published in journals including Health Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Substance Use and Misuse, Applied Economics, and Canadian Public Policy.