Dept. of Economics, Hanson Lecture 2019 - Daniel Trefler

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HM Tory Building - Room: Tory Breezeway Lecture 1

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Edmonton, AB T6G 2H4

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University of Toronto economist Daniel Trefler will present: "Populism, Inequality and Globalization: From the Rialto to Wall Street".

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Award winning University of Toronto economist Daniel Trefler will present the 2019 Hanson Memorial Lecture exploring the conditions that have weakened the economic, political and social pillars of liberal democracy and fueled a populist response.

About Daniel Trefler

Daniel Trefler is the J. Douglas and Ruth Grant Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity at the Rotman School of Management, a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies, and a Bank of Canada Fellow. Professor Trefler is an internationally respected trade economist, known for his path-breaking contributions to fundamental research. This research has been instrumental in the design and pursuit of trade agreements that promote productivity, innovation and investment while minimizing the harmful effects on workers and the most disadvantaged. In recent years he has advised Global Affairs Canada on national policies towards foreign direct investment and helped to frame the document that launched the Canada-EU trade agreement. The importance and influence of Professor Trefler’s work has been recognized through numerous distinctions including the 2016 Killam Prize in Social Sciences, a Canada Research Chair, and all three major awards of the Canadian Economics Association.

About the Hanson Lecture The Eric J. Hanson Lecture Series was established by friends and colleagues of Eric J. Hanson to commemorate his contributions to economics and to public policy in Alberta. Eric Hanson joined the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta in 1946, and he was Professor and Head from 1957-64. His work spanned all aspects of public finance, including education finance, health care finance, federal-provincial relations, and energy economics and the oil industry. The Hanson Lecture features a distinguished economist addressing an important public policy question.

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HM Tory Building - Room: Tory Breezeway Lecture 1

Saskatchewan Drive

Edmonton, AB T6G 2H4

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