Economics professor Ross McKitrick named Research Chair of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy

Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015

Ross McKitrick

Economics professor Ross McKitrick has been named Research Chair of Energy, Ecology and Prosperity at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. In this role, McKitrick will work with researchers from across Canada to contribute to the Frontier Centre's mission to help voters and policy-makers improve their understanding of the economy and public policies. 

His expertise will play a key role in the Centre's $24-million campaign to improve the economic and scientific literacy of Canadians.

“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 is widely known for his research in environmental economics, and more specifically his analysis of climate change data. He is often quoted in national and international media on environmental policy issues.

He will begin his appointment in January 2016.

Read more on the University of Guelph website.

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