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December 13, 2019 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Donald Dewees as a Research Fellow.

“Don’s name consistently comes to mind when we at the C.D. Howe Institute are looking for insights on environmental issues and electricity,” said Robson. “We are delighted he will continue to enrich our research program.”

“The C.D. Howe Institute’s research and publications provide thoughtful, reasoned and balanced analysis of a wide range of public policy issues in Canada today,” said Dewees.

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 U of T, 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.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904; email: media@cdhowe.org.

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