Dean Leonard Waverman

473r-leonard-waverman-2012_ppLeonard Waverman began his term as dean of the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University in January 2013.

Dr. Waverman is a world-renowned expert in international telecommunications and global resources management.

He specializes in microeconomics and industrial organization, economics of telecommunications, energy and resource economics, international trade, public utility and public enterprise economics. His current research focuses on the impact developments in the telecommunication industry have on growth and productivity. He has authored the influential Connectivity Scorecard, an annual index that ranks countries according to how advanced their communications networks are in promoting productivity and growth.

Dr. Waverman has consulted widely on energy, natural resources, telecommunications, and competition policy matters in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

He earned his B. Com. and MA from the University of Toronto and his PhD in economics from MIT. He has been a professor of economics at the University of Toronto and the London Business School and Dean of the Haskayne School of Business as well as professor of strategy at the University of Calgary.


Dr. Leonard Waverman,
Dean of DeGroote School of Business
Dean’s Office, Room 244
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8S 4M4
P: 905-525-9140, ext. 24431

Selected Publications

  • The Telecommunications Global Regulatory Index
    With P. Koutroumpis | Telecommunications Policy, 2011

  • The Failure of Competitive Entry into Fixed-Line Telecommunications, Who’s at Fault?
    With R. Crandall | Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 2005

  • The Effects of Public Ownership and Regulatory Independence on Regulatory Outcomes
    With G. Edwards | Journal of Regulatory Economics, 2005

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