Strengthening Canada Through Post-Secondary Education and Innovation: A Symposium on the OECD's Economic Survey of Canada
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
The OECD's Economic Survey of Canada was released in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 13th. The following day, the Higher Education Group at OISE hosted the two contributing authors for a panel discussion. The session provided a unique opportunity to learn from the authors of the post-secondary and innovation components of the report and their external review of Canadian policy arrangements.
Alexandra I. Ivanchuck Bibbee, Contributing Author, OECD Economic Survey of Canada
Alexandra Bibbee is a senior economist at the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. She has been a staff member of the Economics Department since 1990, having worked in the balance of payments, fiscal affairs and general economic assessment policy areas and on the country desks for Germany, Austria, Turkey, Italy and Norway. She currently serves as head of desk for Canada and New Zealand. Before joining the OECD Alexandra held positions at the International Monetary Fund and the US Treasury. She has a B.A. from Kent State University and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1988).
Peter Jarrett, Contributing Author
Peter Jarrett is a senior official of the Paris-based Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development. He has been a staff member of the Economics Department since 1985. He began as an expert in supply-side econometric modeling before heading a series of country desks. Since 1999 he has lead a Country Studies division that has comprised a variety of member and non-member countries. Currently his mandate includes Canada, New Zealand, France, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Indonesia, Brazil and Isreal. Before coming to the OECD Peter spent over five years working the Research Department of the Bank of Canada. He holds a BA from the University of Toronto and a PhD from Harvard (1979).
Creso Sa, Discussant
Michael L. Skolnik, Discussant
Glen A. Jones, Chair
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