Finn Poschmann graduated in economics from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1986 and is Vice President, research at the C.D. Howe Institute, where he has held a variety of positions since January 1998. For more than a decade previous, he was at the Parliamentary Research Branch in Ottawa, where he held a number of research positions principally involved with providing economic analysis and advice to Parliamentarians and Standing Committees.
He has worked in numerous areas within the field of economics, but has primarily been concerned with public finance and taxation and federal-provincial relations. He is particularly interested in the distributional impact of taxation and in the use of microsimulation tools in the design of tax policy, but has also worked on monetary policy issues and disparate public policy questions. Recent publications have dealt with public-private partnerships, federal and provincial tax and fiscal issues, the tax treatment of retirement savings, and Canada’s exchange rate policies.