Prof Named Research Chair for Policy Centre

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Prof. Ross McKitrick, Economics and Finance, has been appointed Research Chair of Energy, Ecology and Prosperity at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. His appointment begins January 2016.

“I am pleased that Prof. McKitrick is bringing his expertise to Frontier’s $24-million campaign to improve the economic and scientific literacy of Canadians,” said Peter Holle, president of the Frontier Centre.

While maintaining his U of G faculty position, McKitrick will work with a full-time research director at the Frontier Centre to bring together researchers from schools across Canada, including the University of Guelph.

“There are major economic challenges facing Canada today,” said McKitrick.

“I look forward to building a new team whose work is rooted in empirical analysis and sound economic reasoning about the proper role of markets and governments in managing ecological assets and promoting prosperity.”

McKitrick studies environmental economics, including policy design for human-environment interactions.

A research and education charitable organization, the Frontier Centre is intended to help voters and policy-makers improve their understanding of the economy and public policies.