Economic Consulting

Consulting Services

  • Evaluating general economic trends and their impact and communicating the results
  • Analyzing local, provincial and national budgets and communicating the results
  • Evaluating public policies and communicating the results
  • Demystifying education finance
  • Deconstructing corporate finances, developing strategic options and communicating the results
  • Supporting public debate on critical issues

Background

  • 30 years of experience in economic research and public policy analysis at all four levels of government and in the trade union movement
  • 30 years of active engagement in public policy analysis and debate in Canada
  • A record of delivering concise, credible and accurate work in a wide variety of environments and under extreme time pressure
  • Key roles in formal public policy reviews of unemployment insurance (the Forget Commission) and taxation (the Ontario Fair Tax Commission)
  • Recognized particular expertise in:
    • Public finance and budgetary policy
    • Elementary and secondary education finance
    • Pension policy and administration
    • The steel and mining industries
    • Trade policy and administration
  • A frequent contributor to op-ed pages and a regular panelist in electronic media
  • Experience in consulting on behalf of clients in the private sector and in the public sector, including the province, colleges and universities, elementary and secondary education and municipal
  • An expert in the use of spreadsheets for data analysis
  • A highly-regarded writer of speeches and reports

Representative Clients

  • Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario
  • Elementary Teachers of Toronto
  • CUPE Local 4400
  • CUPE Ontario
  • CUPE National
  • United Steelworkers of America
  • Service Employees International Union
  • Ontario Health Coalition
  • Canadian Health Coalition
  • Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
  • Ontario Federation of Students
  • Canadian Federation of Students

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