Robin Boadway

Professor Boadway is a Distinguished Fellow with the JDI, and one of the world's leading public economists and tax scholars. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics at Queen's University where he continues to advise students and conduct research.

Prof. Broadway has spent his career at Queen's University, joining the faculty in 1973. During his tenure at Queen's he held the Sir Edward Peacock Professorship in Economic Theory (1991–2008), and the David Chadwick Smith Chair in Economics (2008–2013). He has also been a post-doc at the University of Chicago (1976-77) and a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford (1980-81) and Universite Catholique de Louvain (1986-87). He went to secondary school in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, received a degree in engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. He then went to Oxford to study economics, and then to Queen's where he earned his PhD.

Prof. Boadway has written numerous books and academic articles in the areas of public sector economics and welfare economics, with special emphasis on tax theory and policy, redistribution, fiscal federalism and cost-benefit analysis. He has been involved in research studies for the John Deutsch Institute, the Economic Council of Canada, the World Bank, the IMF, the OECD, the Financial and Fiscal Commission in South Africa, the Canadian Tax Foundation and for Royal Commissions on the Economic Union, on Passenger Transportation and on Aboriginal Peoples, and various Canadian government departments.

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (since 1986)
  • Officer of the Order of Canada (since 2008)
  • Editor of the Journal of Public Economics (2003-2008)
  • Editor of the Canadian Journal of Economics (1987-93)
  • Editor of the German Economic Review (1999-2002)
  • Head of the Department of Economics at Queen's (1981-86)
  • President of the Canadian Economics Association (1996-97)
  • CES Fellow at the University of Munich (2009)
  • Past President of the International Institute of Public Finance
  • Fellow of the Canadian Economics Association since 2014

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