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March 26, 2021 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the appointment of Tammy Schirle as a Fellow-in-Residence.

“Tammy is one of Canada’s top labour economists and she has made key contributions to the C.D. Howe Institute’s work, notably with respect to human capital and retirement saving and income,” commented Robson. “We are delighted to be deepening our collaboration with her in this new role.”

“I have always appreciated the unique forum offered by the C.D. Howe Institute, bringing together researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners for a thoughtful and productive discussion of important challenges confronting Canadians,” said Schirle. “I look forward to this opportunity to contribute and to learn.”

Tammy Schirle is Professor of Economics in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has served as Associate Editor of Canadian Public Policy since 2015, and also serves as a board member of the Canadian Labour Economics Forum.

She studied at the University of Manitoba, Dalhousie University, and the University of British Columbia, receiving her Ph.D. in 2006.

She is a labour economist, whose research has focused on women’s labour market experiences, social policy, retirement, and health. She is an author of several articles in journals including the Journal of Labor Economics and the Canadian Journal of Economics, and has coauthored the most recent edition of the Canadian textbook Labour Market Economics.

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