One of the most influential economists of his generation, Robert Mundell has made a lasting mark on both the academic and public policy spheres. He has been the source of numerous theories on international economics and was named Nobel Laureate for his work on common currency and monetary and fiscal policies. To this day, his vision of international labour mobility remains significant to policy makers. His innovative thinking continues to be at the core of the teaching of international macroeconomics. Currently a professor at Columbia University, he is a passionate participant in ongoing policy debates in Canada.