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Peter Howitt
Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences, Brown University

PhD, Northwestern University

MA, University of Western Ontario 

BA, McGill University


C.D. Howe Institute Academic Adviser on Economic Growth and Innovation

Peter Howitt is Professor of Economics at Brown University. 

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.