Douglas Allen is the Burnaby Mountain Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University. His research is in the field of institutional and organizational economics, and spans four general areas: theory, marriage, history, and agriculture. He is the author of two popular undergraduate microeconomic theory textbooks, three academic books, and over 90 academic articles. He is a senior consultant with Delta Economics Group, and has acted as an expert consultant/witness on law cases involving intellectual property, antitrust, taxation, child support guidelines, cartels, and COVID-19 lockdowns. His book The Institutional Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2012) won the 2014 Douglass C. North Award. He has also won the SFU Silver Medal for Academic Excellence, and three university teaching awards.