Employment and Social Development Canada names Miles Corak as Economist in Residence

GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - Employment and Social Development Canada names Miles Corak as Economist in Residence.

This new position was created to provide the Department with external expertise on policy priorities. The mandate of the Economist in Residence is to provide rigorous and objective advice on a range of key policy issues, including Employment Insurance, demographic changes, and the Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Miles Corak has taught at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa since 2007, teaching principles of economics in a way that is relevant for public policy. He also taught labour economics, social policy, and statistical research methods.

Before joining the University of Ottawa he was a member of senior management at Statistics Canada. He has also been a visiting researcher with: the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence Italy, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the University of London, the Office of Population Research at Princeton University, the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. He was also a visiting professor with the Department of Economics at Harvard University.

Miles Corak holds a BA in economics and political science and an MA in economics from McGill University. He completed his PhD at Queen's University.

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