University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Economics - Irwin F. Lipnowski
Irwin F. Lipnowski

PhD (London School of Economics)
Associate Professor

Phone: (204) 474-9192
Fax:      (204) 474-7681
Mailing Address:
  Department of Economics
  University of Manitoba
  503 Fletcher Argue Building
  15 Chancellors Circle
  Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 5V5

Areas of Interest/Specialization

  • Microeconomics 
  • Industrial Organization 
  • Public Finance
  • Applied Game Theory
  • Law and Economics 

Selected Refereed Journal Publications

  • “The Coase Theorem and Coalitional Stability” (with V. Aivazian and J. Callen), Economica 54, 517-20.
    Reprinted in Richard Posner and Francesco Parisi, Editors, The Coase Theorem, Volume II, Criticisms and Applications, Economic Approaches to Law 37, 207-210, Edward Elgar Publishing House, Cheltenham, U.K., 2013.
  • "Voluntary Provision of a Pure Public Good as a Game of 'Chicken'" (with S. Maital), Journal of Public Economics 20(3), 381-86.
  • “The Design of a Tort Law to Control Accidents” (with Y. Shilony), Mathematical Social Sciences 4 (1), 103-15.
  • “Designing Liability Rules To Influence Driving Accidents” (with Y. Shilony), in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Israel Economic Association, edited by T. Zusman and M. Felber, Jerusalem, 1983, pp. 219-30.
  • “An Adaptation of the Community Indifference Curve to Analyse the Mixed Economy,” Canadian Journal of Economics 12 (4), 713-18.
  • “An Input-Output Analysis of Environmental Preservation,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 3 (3), 205-14.
  • “A Partial Rehabilitation of the Principle of Collective Punishment,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 8, 121-26.
  • “A Reply to Professor Brodeur,” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 8 (1), 131-34.
  • “Enforcement of Highway Weight Regulation: A Game Theoretic Model” (with M. Hildebrand and B. Prentice), Journal of Transportation Research Forum 30 (2), 442-52.
  • “The Economist's Approach to Assessing Compensation for Accident Victims,” Manitoba Law Journal 9 (3), 319-33.


  • Intermediate Microeconomics and Its Application (with Walter Nicholson), First Canadian Edition, 2008, Thomson Nelson Publishers, Toronto, xxiv + 640 pp.
  • Macroeconomic Conflict and Social Institution (with S. Maital), 1985, Ballinger Publishing Company, Cambridge, MA.

Teaching Excellence Award

  • 1999-2000: “In Recognition of Significant Influence and Contributions to the Education of Outstanding Graduate Student.”

Visiting Appointments

  • 1980-81: Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • 1979-80: Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • December 1982: Visiting Senior Fellow, Department of Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

Other Interests


  • International Rank: FIDE Master
  • Represented Canada at the World Chess Olympiad in Haifa, Israel in 1976 and at the Pan American Chess Championship, Winnipeg, 1974.
  • Captain and Coach of the 21 member Canadian team (ages 10-18) at the World Youth Chess Championship, Oropesa del Mar, Spain, 2000.