Professor Iain Ramsay holds law degrees from the University of Edinburgh and Mcgill University, Montreal, Canada and has taught in both England and Canada. From 1986-2007 he was a Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada. He has been a visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Tokyo, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, the University of Sydney, and a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute, Fiesole.
Professor Ramsay conducted ground breaking empirical research on personal insolvency in Canada, and was a member of the Canadian Personal Insolvency Task Force (2000-2002). He has written extensively on consumer credit, comparative consumer insolvency and is co-author of the World Bank Report on the Treatment of the Insolvency of Natural Persons (2013) . He has published widely on consumer law, consumer credit and insolvency, authoring or editing 12 books and over 70 articles or chapters. His most recent book Personal Insolvency in the 21st Century: A Comparative Study of the US and Europe (Hart, Bloomsbury, 2017) resulted from a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. He has delivered invited and keynote addresses on consumer law and policy and insolvency in many countries throughout the world.