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Don Drummond - How Did the World Economy Get So Messed Up? Some Old and New Lessons

Nov 8, 2012, 5:30-6:30PM

Don Drummond, the Matthews Fellow on Global Public Policy at Queen’s University, will deliver the talk: How Did the World Economy Get So Messed Up? Some Old and New Lessons.

Until recently, Drummond was the chair of the Ontario Commission on the Reform of Public Services, which set the stage for Ontario’s current austerity program. He was previously chief economist at the TD Bank (2000-2010), where he played a key role in building TD’s reputation as “a think tank in a bank,” leading TD Eeconomics’ work in analyzing and forecasting economic performance in Canada and abroad.

During almost 23 years at the federal Department of Finance (1977-2000), he held a series of progressively more senior positions in economic analysis and forecasting, fiscal policy and tax policy. His last three positions at the Department of Finance were respectively, assistant deputy minister of fiscal policy & economic analysis, assistant deputy minister of tax policy & legislation, and finally associate deputy minister of finance. In this last position he was responsible for economic analysis, fiscal policy, tax policy, social policy and federal-provincial relations. Drummond was educated at the University of Victoria and Queen’s University, where he completed his MA in economics.

Location:McLaughlin Junior Common Room, 014 McLaughlin College
Sponsor:Office of the Master, McLaughlin College, co-sponsored by (SPPA) and (MPPAL)
Posted by:Lorraine Myrie
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