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

The JDI provides support for leading academics and their graduate students to pursue policy-motivated research, engage policymakers, and otherwise promote evidence-based decision making in government and the social sector.

Through our research funding, workshops and conferences, academic publications, and the Economics & Policy blog, the JDI encourages rigorous yet accessible discussion on important questions by academics, researchers, policymakers, and the public.

The JDI capitalizes on the strengths of the Queen’s Economics Department to provide academic insight into the real world.