Founding Director and Professor
Mark Stabile is the Founding Director of the School of Public Policy and Governance and served as Director until 2015. He is also Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, a Policy Fellow at the Martin Prosperity Institute, and a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 2003-2005 he was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Finance, where he worked on tax, health, and education policy. He is the recipient of the Carolyn Tuohy award in Public Policy, the John Polanyi Prize in Economics, the Harry Johnson Prize from the Canadian Economics Association and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Rotman School.
His recent work focuses on the economics of child health and development, child mental health, health care financing, and tax policy and health insurance. He has advised the Governments of Canada and Ontario, among others, on health care reform and programs to reduce child poverty. He is co-editor of Exploring Social Insurance: Can a Dose of Europe Cure Canadian Health Care Finance, published in 2008 by the McGill-Queen’s University Press. He serves on the Advisory Board for Canada 2020 and on the Board of Directors for the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Professor Stabile received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and his BA from the University of Toronto.
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