Olley, Robert Edward, 1933- (Professor of Economics)

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Olley, Robert Edward, 1933- (Professor of Economics)

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Robert Edward Olley was born in Verdun, Quebec, in 1933. He attended Carleton University through night school, receiving a BA in Economics and Political Science in 1960. He continued with postgraduate work at Queen's University, earning both his MA (1961) and PhD (1969). He joined the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan in 1963, and by 1974 had been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. He has worked as visiting economic advisor to Bell Canada, specifically regarding efficient use of capital, and has served as an advisor to several North American telecommunications companies, regarding productivity measurement. He was named Director of Research for the 1967-68 Royal Commission on Consumer Problems and Inflation for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and has served as both Vice-president and Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Consumers' Association of Canada.

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