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December 13, 2019 – William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Peter Howitt as International Fellow.

“Peter has made signal contributions to economic understanding in areas as varied as monetary policy and the interplay between innovation, investment and growth,” said Robson. “We are delighted that he will be continuing to share his insights with the C.D. Howe Institute’s team.”

"I am proud to be associated with the CD Howe Institute, one of Canada's best sources of first rate economic commentary and policy analysis," said Howitt.

Peter Howitt is Professor of Economics at Brown University and Academic Advisor on Economic Growth and Innovation at the C.D. Howe Institute.

He taught at the University of Western Ontario from 1972 to 1996 and at the Ohio State University from 1996 to 2000.

He has written extensively on the foundations of macroeconomics and monetary theory, on Canadian monetary policy and on the theory of economic growth.

His work on economic growth, which has been published in many journal articles and two books, stresses the importance of innovation, technological change, competition and productivity.

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