Professor, Business, Economics and Public Policy

  • Director, Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management

Profile

Paul Boothe was appointed Professor and Director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the Ivey Business School, Western University in September 2012. His career has included university research and teaching, acting as an independent consultant to Canadian and international organizations, and serving at the deputy minister level in provincial and federal governments. 

Dr. Boothe was trained in economics at Western (Hons BA) and UBC (PhD).  He was appointed to the faculty of the University of Alberta from 1984 to 2007.  He has authored more than 70 publications in the areas of macroeconomics, international finance, debt management and public finance.

Dr. Boothe's public sector career includes serving as the Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to Treasury Board for Saskatchewan (1999-2001), Associate Deputy Minister of Finance and G7 Deputy for Canada (2004-2005), Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Industry (2007-2010) and Deputy Minister of the Environment (2010-2012).

Education

  • Honours BA (Western)
  • PhD (UBC)

Selected Publications

  • The Future of Canadian Manufacturing: Learning from Leading Firms. (editor). Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, Ivey Business School, (2014).
  • The Future of Canadian Manufacturing: Learning from Leading Firms. Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturing. Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, Ivey Business School, (2014).
  • The Future of Canadian Manufacturing: Learning from Leading Firms. Public Policies to Support Advanced Manufacturing (with Richard Dicerni). Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, Ivey Business School, (2014).
  • State-Owned Enterprises and Foreign Investment in Canada. Ivey Business Journal, Jan/Feb 2013. Making Good Regulation, Canadian Public Policy, 39(3): 359-370, 2013.
  • "Turning a New Leaf: The Federal Strategy for Fiscal Arrangements Reform." in C. Beach and T. Wilson (editors) The 2006 Federal Budget, John Deutsch Institute (2007) Kingston.
  • "Accrual Accounting in the Public Sector: Lessons for Developing Countries." in A. Shah (editor) Budgeting and Budgetary Institutions. World Bank (2007) Washington.
  • Energy Security. School of Policy Studies, Queen's University and British Committee, Canada-UK Colloquia (2007) Kingston.
  • A Fine Canadian Compromise. (edited with Francois Vaillancourt) Institute for Public Economics and Centre for University Research and Analysis on Organizations, (2007), Edmonton.
  • "Business Sector Productivity in Canada: What Do We Know? with Richard Roy, International Productivity Monitor,  16:3-13, 2008.