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 eco-nomics departments and graduate programs in Canada.

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

QED economic projections behind new Canadian Shield COVID-19 policy proposal

Prof. Christopher Cotton, JDI Director and Jarislowsky-Deutsch Chair in Economic & Financial [...]

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QED faculty named to the Royal Society of Canada COVID-19 Working Group on Economic Recovery.

Robin Boadway and Christopher Cotton were invited to participate on the RSC working group. Prof. [...]

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QED economists receive a major Digital Technology Supercluster grant from the Canadian government.

The $2.4 million Looking Glass project funded by Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster will [...]

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QED Faculty release new economic modeling dashboard to assess the impact of COVID-19

A new economic model to measure the impact of COVID-19 lockdown policies has been developed by [...]

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