You and your guest(s) are invited to attend our Rotman Research Sessions in Beijing with Dean Tiff Macklem and Professor Daniel Trefler, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
This session will feature a keynote address by Professor Trefler titled “Update on Trade Agreements” and will cover the following topics:
1. Canada-U.S. Trade Relations: How Trump’s Washington Operates and the Role Played by China
2. Impact of Trade Agreements on Artificial Intelligence
These sessions will give you an opportunity to connect with Dean Macklem, Professor Trefler as well as each other. Here are their biographies:
Tiff Macklem became dean of the Rotman School in July 2014. Since coming to Rotman, Tiff has also been appointed the chair of the board of the Global Risk Institute, chair of Ontario's Panel on Economic Growth and Prosperity, a director of Scotiabank, and a member of the Asian Business Leaders Advisory Board. Prior to Rotman, Tiff served as senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, sharing responsibility with the governor and four deputy governors for monetary policy and for the Bank’s role in promoting financial stability. He was also the Bank's chief operating officer and a member of its board of directors, overseeing strategic planning and coordinating the Bank’s operations. Macklem has also played a leading role in efforts to ensure stable financial systems worldwide. Prior to his appointment at the Bank, Tiff served as associate deputy minister of the federal Department of Finance and Canada’s finance deputy at the G7 and G20, the IMF, and the Financial Stability Board. He also served as chair of the Standing Committee on Standards Implementation of the Financial Stability Board. In that role, he worked to establish an international system of peer review to promote and assess the implementation of new financial standards across the 24 most financially important countries in the world. Tiff graduated from Queen's University in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and completed a master’s degree and a PhD in economics at the University of Western Ontario.
Daniel Trefler is the J. Douglas and Ruth Canada Research Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity at the Rotman School of Management and a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies. Professor Trefler is an internationally respected trade economist, known for his path-breaking contributions to fundamental research. This research has been instrumental in the design and pursuit of trade agreements that promote productivity, innovation and investment while minimizing the harmful effects on workers and the most disadvantaged. In recent years he has advised Global Affairs Canada on national policies towards foreign direct investment and helped to frame the document that launched the Canada-EU trade agreement. The importance and influence of Professor Trefler’s work has been recognized through numerous distinctions including the 2016 Killam Prize in Social Sciences (Canada’s ‘Nobel Prize’), the 2016 Bank of Canada Fellowship Award, a Canada Research Chair, and all three major awards of the Canadian Economics Association. Born and raised in Toronto, Professor Trefler holds degrees in economics from the University of Toronto (BA), Cambridge University (M.Phil) and UCLA (Ph.D).