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CIFAR fellows awarded Bank of Canada Fellowship awards

by CIFAR Apr 22 / 16

CIFAR fellows Daniel Trefler (University of Toronto) and Francesco Trebbi (University of British Columbia) have received the Bank of Canada’s 2016 Fellowship Award. They are both part of CIFAR’s Institutions, Organizations & Growth program.

Trefler is an internationally respected trade economist, known for his contributions to public policy formation in Canada. His current research focuses on the domestic and international levers for promoting Canadian competitiveness.


Trebbi’s research interests are in political economy and macroeconomics, with emphasis on monetary and fiscal policy. He is the first recipient of both awards offered through the Bank’s Fellowship Program, having previously won the Governor’s Award in 2012.

On the award recipients, Governor Poloz said,

“The Bank of Canada is delighted to present the Fellowship Award to two exceptional economists with remarkable records of path-breaking research.

“Professor Trefler’s focus on export performance, investment and productivity is of great interest to the Bank, while Professor Trebbi’s innovative approach to key economic questions—particularly in the realm of monetary and fiscal policy—is sure to enrich our own research agenda.

The Bank of Canada’s Fellowship Program is designed to encourage leading-edge research and the development of expertise in Canada in a number of areas critical to the Bank’s mandate: macroeconomics, monetary economics and international finance, as well as the economics of financial markets and institutions, including their financial stability. Each Fellowship Award provides annual funding of up to $90,000 for a term of up to five years, subject to an annual review and confirmation by the Bank’s Governing Council. Recipients of this award may apply for a second term.

For more information on the Bank’s Fellowship Program, please visit the Bank of Canada website.