Mike Moffatt joins Canada 2020 in policy leadership role

by Alex Paterson. Posted January 8, 2018


Starting January 8th, 2018, Mike Moffatt will serve as Canada 2020’s new Director of Policy & Research

Mike Announcement

8 January 2018 (OTTAWA) – Economist and international trade professor Mike Moffatt will join Canada 2020, Canada’s leading, independent progressive think-tank, as Director of Policy & Research starting January 8, 2018.

Mike comes to this role from the Government of Canada, serving as Chief Innovation Fellow at the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development where he advised Deputy Ministers on innovation policy and emerging trends.

Previously, Mike served as one of Canada 2020’s Senior Fellows, where he most notably led Canada 2020’s Innovation Project that produced the seminal report Towards an Inclusive, Innovative Canada. Mike was also previously the head of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at Ivey Business School, Western University and Chief Economist for the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto.  Mike has worked with Canadian politicians and policy markers of all political stripes to craft more effective public policy.

“Mike is a fantastic addition to our organization. Through his insightful writing, commentary, and social presence, Mike trades in the same kind of accessible context about major public policy issues that Canada 2020 has always sought to provide.” – Tom Pitfield on behalf of Canada 2020’s Board of Directors

In addition to his role at Canada 2020, Mike Moffatt is an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy group at Ivey Business School, Western University. Mike has a Ph.D. in Management Science from Ivey Business School, an MA in Economics from the University of Rochester, and a combined honours B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Western University.

Mike will join Canada 2020’s team in Ottawa and will be focused on expanding Canada 2020’s original research capacity, with an eye to bringing new and emerging voices to Canada 2020’s platform, as well as diversifying the organization’s contributions to the public policy conversation.

Starting January 8th, 2018, Mike will be available for media comment, background and expert analysis on public policy issues.

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Questions & contact: Alex Paterson, Canada 2020’s Director of Communications & Operations, alex@canada2020.ca