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April 22, 2020 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Daniel Trefler as a Research Fellow.

“Dan’s work on trade, competitiveness and productivity growth yields many insights relevant to the C.D. Howe Institute’s research program,” said Robson. “We’re delighted to continue a valued association with him.”

Dr. Trefler is the Douglas and Ruth Grant Canada Research Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity, and Professor of Business Economics at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

He is also a Research Fellow both at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is co-editor of the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Economic Literature, and recipient of numerous awards, including the Canadian Economics Association’s Innis Award and the McDonald Award for contributions to early childhood advocacy.

His research centers on the impact of international trade on innovation, employment, earnings and domestic institutions. His current research focuses on domestic and international levers for promoting competitiveness and broad-based prosperity.

He received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

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