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On July 1, 2006, William B.P. Robson becomes president and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute for a five-year tenure after serving as senior vice president and director of research. He currently chairs the Institute’s Monetary Policy Council and serves as Canadian liaison officer with the British-North American committee.
Robson is an award-winning author and policy commentator who has written extensively on government budgets, pension and healthcare financing and on inflation and currency issues. Co-authored with David Laidler, his books Two Percent Target — Canadian Monetary Policy Since 1991 and The Great Canadian Disinflation won the 2005 Donner Prize for the best book in Canadian public policy and the Canadian Economics Association’s Doug Purvis Memorial Prize for excellence in writing on Canadian economic policy, respectively.
After completing his BA at the University of Toronto, Robson earned an MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Before joining the C.D. Howe Institute, he was an economist with CIBC/Wood Gundy and the federal Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. He taught Canadian public finance at the University of Toronto from 2000 to 2003.