“Mainstreaming” Carbon Pricing: No Easy Task

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Wednesday 11 September 2019, 11:45 - 14:00


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“Mainstreaming” Carbon Pricing:

No Easy Task


Chris Ragan

Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University

Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission

In the context of a looming federal election, the OEA is launching its 2019-2020 season by inviting one of the leading Canadian economic environmental experts to comment on what many believes will be one of the most important ballot question in this election:  what should we do about the environmental situation, what should be our assessment of the current climate policy regime, and what would be the advantages of carbon pricing in an international context. Chris Ragan chairs Canada's Ecofiscal Commission, a group of Canadian economists seeking to broaden the discussion of environmental pricing reform beyond the academic sphere and into the realm of practical policy application.

WHEN:     Wednesday, September 11, 2019

                 11:45 a.m.  – Registration and networking

                 12:00 p.m.  – Lunch followed by presentation

WHERE:    Rideau Club

                 99 Bank St, Ottawa

COST:       OEA members: $50 prepaid online

                 Non-members: $75 prepaid online

                 Full-time OEA student members: $25 prepaid online

                 Table of 8: $525 prepaid online. 


Online prices do not include HST.  To receive online discount, online payment must be made at the time of registration.  Tables of 8 must be purchased online in advance.   OEA Payment Guidelines are available under OEA Chapter Information at www.cabe.ca.

Please note the Rideau Club dress code: Mandatory jacket and collared shirt with tie are required for men and ladies are expected to similarly dress appropriately (dresses, skirts, pants with a jacket).


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Chris Ragan

Christopher Ragan is a Canadian academic and economist best known for his research on monetary policy and for his popular introductory textbook, Economics, now in its 16th Canadian edition. 

Ragan is the Director of McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy and an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, where he has been on the faculty since 1989. Throughout his tenure, he has taught a wide range of economics courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2007, he receiveed the H. Noel Fieldhouse teaching award for excellence in teaching. His research and academic writing is largely focused on Canadian public policy challenges.

From 2010 to 2013, Ragan held the David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute, a Toronto-based public policy think tank. Previously, he served as the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the Department of Finance, a Special Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Canada, and member of the C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council. From 1996 to 2000, he was Editor-in-Chief of World Economic Affairs.

He has also been a columnist for numerous publications, including the National Post, the Montreal Gazette, the National Post Magazine, and most recently The Globe and Mail.

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