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Ryan Manucha
Research Fellow

BA, Yale University
Juris Doctorate, Harvard University


Ryan Manucha is a leading expert on interprovincial trade in Canada and a Research Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute.

His work has appeared in prominent Canadian peer-reviewed legal journals, as well as in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, The Ottawa Sun and Maclean's. He has appeared on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin, CBC Radio, and The Hub’s podcast, and he has delivered remarks at the Competition Bureau’s annual Competition Summit, and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ontario Economic Summit. He has also guest lectured at universities across the country.

Ryan is frequently called upon to advise provincial and federal governments, as well as government agencies and departments. In 2022, he was commissioned to conduct a policy review for the Government of Alberta. Most recently, his interdisciplinary book Booze, Cigarettes, and Constitutional Dust-Ups: Canada’s Quest for Interprovincial Free Trade was published by McGill-Queen's University Press. It won the 2022 Donner Prize for best in Canadian public policy and writing, and was selected as a finalist for the 2023 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy.

He obtained his JD from Harvard Law School, where he was awarded the Frederick Sheldon Fellowship to pursue research on interprovincial trade. He obtained his BA in Economics from Yale University.