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June 5, 2013

Canadian universities lag behind their US counterparts in generating technology transfer between academic research and companies, and improved policies are needed to address the problem, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “From Curiosity to Wealth Creation: How University Research can Boost Economic Growth,” author Peter Howitt recommends how governments can improve the incentives for universities and their researchers to pursue research lines that can eventually be commercialized.


Peter Howitt

Peter Howitt is Professor Emeritus 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.