Frontier Centre for Public Policy - Appointment Announcement

GUELPH, ON, Sept. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Peter Holle, President of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ross McKitrick as incoming Chair of Energy, Ecology & Prosperity.  Dr. McKitrick is a Professor of Economics and CBE Chair in Sustainable Commerce at  the University of Guelph, where he specializes in environmental economics.

"Dr. McKitrick joins what is fast becoming one of the most experienced and talented research teams outside of the academy here in Canada" said Holle, "on behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, I am pleased that Dr. McKitrick is bringing his expertise to Frontier's $24 Million campaign to improve the economic and scientific literacy of Canadians."

"The major economic challenges facing Canada today can be linked directly to the themes of this new Chair and Frontier Centre's $24 Million New Frontiers campaign," says Dr. McKitrick, "I look forward  to building a stellar 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."

Dr. McKitrick's research areas include the relationship between economic growth and pollution emissions; regulatory mechanism design; and numerous aspects of the science and policy of global warming. His economics research has appeared in such journals as The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Economic Modeling, The Canadian Journal of Economics, Empirical Economics, The Energy Journal, and Environmental and Resource Economics. His physical science research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Climatic Change, and Climate Dynamics and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of the advanced textbook Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy, published by the University of Toronto Press in 2010. In 2002 he and Christopher Essex  of  the  University  of  Western  Ontario  published  the  book Taken By Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy and Politics of Global Warming which was awarded the $10,000 Donner Prize for Best Book on Canadian Public Policy

About the Frontier Centre for Public Policy

The Frontier Centre for Public Policy is an innovative research and education charity founded in 1999 by philanthropic foundations seeking to help voters and policy makers improve their understanding of the economy and public policies. Through its $24 Million New Frontiers campaign, Frontier Centre seeks to bring the best and the brightest minds from around the world to bear on improving the economic and scientific literacy of Canadian voters and policy makers.

SOURCE Frontier Centre for Public Policy

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