A new director appointed for the JDI

The John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy (JDI) has appointed Christopher Cotton as its new director. In addition to serving as director of the JDI, Professor Cotton is the Jarislowsky-Deutsch Chair in Economic and Financial Policy in the Department of Economics at Queen's University. He teaches game theory and public economics to undergraduate and graduate students at Queen's. His research involves the application of game theory and experiments to better understand the the policy making process and the impact of policy changes. Professor Cotton joined Queen's University in 2014. Previously, he was a faculty member in the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami. He received his PhD from Cornell University.

The JDI was founded in 1976 to honour the memory of John Deutsch, a renowned Canadian economist, Queen’s alumnus, public servant, and former Principal of Queen’s University. Its central purpose is to enable and promote academic research that informs policy making in Canada and abroad. The JDI sponsors workshops, courses, and conferences on current policy issues with participants from academia, government, and the private sector. Previous directors of the JDI include Christopher Ferrall (2009-2016), Charles Beach (2001-2009), Thomas Courchene (1993-2001), Douglas Purvis (1984-1993), and David C. Smith (1976-1984).