MONTREAL, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montreal Economic Institute
(MEI) is proud to announce that renowned Canadian physician and author
David Gratzer has joined it as senior fellow.
Dr. Gratzer is the author of celebrated works on health policy,
including Code Blue: Reviving Canada's Health Care System (1999), a national bestseller in its fifth printing awarded the $25,000
Donner Prize for best Canadian public policy book, and The Cure: How Capitalism Can Save American Health Care (2006), with a foreword by Milton Friedman.
He has served as a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute of Public
Policy in New York for nine years.
"The Montreal Economic Institute does some of the best public policy
analysis in Canada and I am delighted to join their team of
researchers," Gratzer declared.
MEI's president, Michel Kelly-Gagnon, said Gratzer's decision to choose
to work with MEI after a spell with the Manhattan Institute is an
expression of confidence in the Institute's ability to influence public
policy debates across the country. "David will bring his considerable
expertise to an issue, health care reform, which is the top concern of
a majority of Canadians and has been one of our most important topics
of interest for the past dozen years."
David Gratzer is a physician, with M.D. and B.Sc. degrees from the
University of Manitoba, and post-graduate medical training at the
University of Toronto. He is a member of the Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons (Psychiatry) and certified by the American
Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with active licenses in Ontario and
Pennsylvania, and affiliation at two universities. His research and
clinical interests include mood disorders.
Dr. Gratzer is also the writer of hundreds of articles on politics,
health care, and public health, published in numerous magazines and
newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, and Maclean's. He is a frequent media commentator. He lives in Toronto.
The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan,
not-for-profit research and educational organization. Through its
publications, media appearances and conferences, the MEI stimulates
debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing
wealth-creating reforms based on market mechanisms. It does not accept
any government funding.
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