In Memoriam Bram Cadsby

Posted on Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Written by Stephen Kosempel

With great sadness we report the passing of University Professor Emeritus Dr. Bram Cadsby on Saturday February 12, 2022.

Bram worked 39 years as a faculty member in the Department of Economics and Finance before retiring only this past September. He held degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD, 1985), Queen’s University (MA, 1978), and the London School of Economics (BSc, 1976). Prior to completion of his PhD, he joined the Department of Economics and Finance as faculty member in 1982. While most of his academic work was undertaken at the University of Guelph, he twice held a Visiting Erskine Fellowship (awarded to distinguished international academics) at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and was a Visiting Professor at numerous universities in China, Australia, the United States, and Japan.

Committed to teaching and mentoring, he inspired generations of students to study economics and finance. He was also an active researcher having published 39 peer-reviewed journal articles and 5 book chapters, and having received 2958 citations. His research articles have been published in various highly ranked general interest and field journals such as Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Public Economics, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Games and Economic Behavior, Experimental Economics and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Bram’s primary research interest was in experimental economics and experimental finance. Within this field he began publishing innovative research in the early 1990s at a time when the field and its methods were still in its infancy and experimental economists worldwide were few in number. As a result, many of his pioneering contributions have shaped this growing field.

Bram's research was supported by numerous external grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Australian Research Council, the Ontario Centre for International Business, and the Financial Research Foundation of Canada. Most impressively, he was externally funded from SSHRC through a series of 9 grants covering the entire 25 year period from 1989 to 2014.

Shortly following his retirement, Bram was awarded the title of University Professor Emeritus, which is given to a retired faculty member from the University of Guelph for having sustained, outstanding scholarship of such a level that it is recognized internationally.

A funeral service was held on February 14th. Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Canada (800) 565-3000. Friends may leave a personal message on the website memorial book:

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