Christopher Ragan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at McGill University in Montreal. He is the Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, launched in November 2014 with a 5-year mandate to identify policy options to improve environmental and economic performance in Canada. He is a Research Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute. From 2010 to 2013, Ragan held the Institute’s David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy, and for many years was a member of the Institute’s Monetary Policy Council. During 2009-10, he served as the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at Finance Canada, and in 2004-05 he served as Special Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Canada. Chris Ragan was the President of the Ottawa Economics Association from 2009 through 2011. In April of 2016, Ragan was appointed by Canada’s Minister of Finance to the minister’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth.
David Elton: Former President of Max Bell Foundation and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Lethbridge