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Sean Speer

Sessional Lecturer and Fellow

Bio

Sean Speer is sessional instructor and a fellow at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance. He is also a Senior Fellow for fiscal policy at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and an associate fellow at the R Street Institute.

He previously served in different roles for the federal government including as senior economic advisor to the Prime Minister. He has been cited by The Hill Times as one of the most influential people in government and by Embassy Magazine as one of the top 80 people influencing Canadian foreign policy.

He has written extensively about federal policy issues, including taxes and government spending, retirement income security, social mobility, and economic competitiveness. His articles have appeared in every major national and regional newspaper in Canada (including the Globe and Mail and National Post) as well as prominent US-based publications (including the Wall Street Journal and National Review Online).‎ Sean holds an M.A. in History from Carleton University and has studied economic history as a PhD candidate at Queen’s University.

Courses Taught
PPG2003H
Integrating Seminar: Capstone Course: Integrating Issues in Public Policy

Organization
Macdonald-Laurier Institute

Contact info
sean.speer@utoronto.ca