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Peter H. Pauly PhD House Named at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

December 4, 2019

Toronto – The PhD House, located at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has been renamed the Peter H. Pauly PhD Centre in honour of the impact of Professor Emeritus Peter Pauly.

In a career at the University spanning nearly thirty years, Prof. Pauly served as a faculty member, Associate Dean, Vice Dean and Interim Dean making countless contributions, especially in the growth of the school’s faculty and PhD program.

As a result of Prof. Pauly’s relentless recruiting and mentoring efforts, the Rotman PHD program has grown from 30 students to over 75 students today. Graduates go on to gain tenure track faculty positions at some of the world’s leading universities as well as positions within top global organizations. In addition, the Rotman School’s faculty has more than quadrupled in size and the Rotman School regularly ranks among the top business schools for faculty research according to several international rankings including the business school rankings from the Financial Times.

The Peter H. Pauly PhD Centre is located in a heritage house, which was included in the Rotman School’s nine-story building expansion completed in 2012. It provides office space for PhD students as well as administrative space.

“Professor Pauly’s focus on quality research, teaching, and on people is directly responsible for the international success of the Rotman School today,” says Dean Tiff Macklem. “The naming of the PhD Centre in Peter’s honour reflects this enormous contribution to the School, and the tremendous respect he garners within the Rotman School, the University and the global academic community.”

Prof. Pauly is a noted researcher in the areas of econometrics, macroeconomics and international economics. Since 1981, he has been the Executive Director of Project LINK, an international economic research consortium headquartered at the United Nations. He has served as a policy advisor to national governments and central banks around the world and as a consultant to many national and international agencies, including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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