Policy @ Queen’s
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.
At the JDI…
Our faculty regularly engage policymakers, governments, and organizations on their areas of expertise. Such interactions serve to convey academic insights to real world practitioners, but also provide our faculty and graduate students with insights from the real world which that can help ensure the relevance of their academic research.
The JDI supports workshops and conferences that enable the dissemination of policy-relevant research. These include events at Queen’s University, as well as policy lectures at other distinguished conferences and events. The JDI helps manage the operations of the Canadian Economic Association’s Canadian Public Economic Group (CPEG). Additionally, the JDI helps facilitate the QED’s professional education programs providing training on evaluation to leadership and staff from major NGOs, donor organizations and governments from around the world.
The JDI is the home of several research groups that support the collaboration of faculty and graduate students from Queen’s and other universities, as well as with policymakers and practitioners. The JDI also works to help academic researchers translate their research for non-academic audiences, and provides research support and small grants to QED graduate students to help with direct research and travel expenses for data collection, analysis, and dissemination.
Leading Research, Driving Policy
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