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December 3, 2020 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Donald Dewees as a Research Fellow.

“Don is in the front rank of economists applying their insights to environmental challenges,” said Robson. “The C.D. Howe Institute greatly values his contributions to its work on energy and the environment, and looks forward to continued collaboration.”

Donald Dewees holds an engineering degree from Swarthmore College, an LLB from Harvard and a PhD in Economics from Harvard.

He served as Director of Research for the Ontario Royal Commission on Asbestos and Vice-Chair of the Ontario Market Design Committee, which advised the government on the introduction of competition into the electricity market. He has been Vice-Dean and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto, Interim Chair of Economics and has held other middle management positions. He is currently a member of the Market Surveillance Panel of the Ontario Energy Board, which is responsible for monitoring and oversight of Ontario’s wholesale electricity market.

His research is in the areas of environmental economics including emissions trading, law and economics, and energy policy including electricity pricing. Recent publications deal with the environmental effects of electricity generation, electricity prices and renewable power, consumer response to prices and incentives.

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