Press Release

Expert in Public Policy and Child Wellbeing Joins Martin Prosperity Institute

November 26, 2013

Toronto – An expert in child health and wellbeing and public policy has been appointed as a fellow at the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute.

Mark Stabile is founding director of the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University and is also a professor of economics and public policy at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management.

“We’re delighted to welcome Mark to the MPI and look forward to the contribution he will make to our research agenda on the drivers of prosperity and competitiveness,” says Jamison Steeve, executive director of the MPI, which is located at the Rotman School of Management.  “Mark’s work will focus on issues related to income inequality and the growing and pressing issue of social mobility.”

Prof. Stabile is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts 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 health, education, and tax policy. He is the recipient of the Carolyn Tuohy award in Public Policy, the John Polanyi Prize in Economics, and the Harry Johnson Prize from the Canadian Economics Association. 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. Professor Stabile received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and his BA from the University of Toronto.

The Martin Prosperity Institute is broadening its mandate and is dedicated to exploring ways in which democratic capitalism can bring prosperity and well-being to the broadest swath of citizens within its jurisdictions around the world. Professor Stabile’s work will be a valuable contribution to that goal.  For more information, visit http://martinprosperity.org.

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world’s most diverse city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions. For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca.

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