Gordon Anderson is Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto. He was educated at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1974 to 1984 he was variously Research Fellow, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Southampton University. From 1984 to 1988 he was Professor of Economics at McMaster University. Initially trained as an applied time series econometrician, his interest in the last 25 years has turned to issues in empirical welfare analysis in the form of measuring and making inferences about well-being, poverty, inequality, equality of opportunity and polarization. He has published extensively in leading economics journals.