Mel Watkins, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Toronto
Stephen Clarkson was my colleague and friend for more than 50 years. Gracious and congenial, he was an intensely private person.
He was a legendary teacher who could give a polished lecture without notes. I taught a course with him for many years and he set the bar high. He was much respected by students, who gave him high evaluations.
He was a prolific researcher and writer who received many awards. Fittingly, indefatigable at 78, still not retired and with serious health problems, he was in Portugal on a research tour with students when he fell fatally ill. He died on the go, students in his wake, with pen in hand.
He was proficient in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian...