Leading Research,
Driving Policy

About the JDI

The John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy (JDI) has been the premier policy-oriented research institute at Queen’s University for more than 40 years.

The JDI actively builds connections between leading academic researchers, government leaders, and practitioners. It provides support for policy-relevant research among faculty and graduate students, works to translate the insights from academic research for real world applications, and fosters relationships with policy makers and organizations.

The JDI is housed in the Queen’s Economics Department (QED), one of the leading economics departments and graduate programs in Canada, and has close ties with the School of Policy Studies.

Currently, the JDI supports several research groups within the department of economics, two professional certification programs, and several national networks of economists, including the Canadian Macroeconomic Study Group, the Canadian Public Economics Group (CPEG), and the One Society Network in public health. 

Program on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis (PIARA)

An intensive summer program run by the John Deutsch International Executive Education Program designed to provide detailed training on applying economic tools to assess the benefits and costs of government projects.

Certified Professional Impact Analyst (CPIA) Program @ Queen's

Providing training to governments, NGOs and donor organizations involved with social sector and international development programs.
The focus is on defining impact, understanding costs, and better incorporating evaluation and evidence at all stages of a project cycle.

Recent News

Queen’s Alumnus Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

By Brock Mutic, Queen's Student and JDI InternFeatured image provided by UC Berkeley October [...]

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QED Faculty and Students Engaged in COVID Research

May 2021 - The Queen’s Economics Department (QED) has been at the forefront of research into the [...]

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Queen’s Economists Awarded Major NSERC Grant to Build Interdisciplinary Research Connections Between Economists and Epidemiologists

May 2021 - Economists at Queen’s University have received a major grant from the Natural [...]

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Economics STUDIO Model Shapes COVID-19 Policy in Canada and Around the World

June 2021 - Since the onset of the pandemic, a group of Queen’s Economics Department (QED) [...]

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