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Mike P. Moffatt

Assistant Professor, Business, Economics and Public Policy

Interim Director, Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management

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  • Public Policy
  • International Trade
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Political Risk

Faculty Focus

Mike Moffatt is an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy group at Ivey, and Interim Director at the Lawrence Centre. An economist by training, Mike's interests relate to the intersection of societal issues, public policy and economic growth. He has provided expert testimony to both the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance and the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance. Before assuming his post as Interim Director of the Lawrence Centre, Mike served as Chief Economist for the Mowat Centre at the University of Toronto. Mike has worked with Canadian politicians and policy markers of all political stripes to craft more effective public policy, including his most recent role as an economic advisor to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.

Mike is a frequent commentator on public policy issues in print, on radio, and on television. He has made appearances in every English language daily newspaper in Canada, appeared on television programs from CBC's The National to TVO's The Agenda and has weekly appearances on two radio stations. Since 2013, Mike has had an online column that appears at Maclean's and Canadian Business. From 2012-2013 Mike wrote for the Globe and Mail's Economy Lab, where his piece on "the iPod tax" caused the federal government to change the regulations regarding importation of consumer electronics. From 2002 to 2010, Mike was the (then a division of the New York Times Company) 'Guide to Economics'. Mike's articles were being read over one million times each month, which at the time made him the most widely read economist online.

In 2005 Mike co-founded Nexreg Compliance Inc., a company that provides consulting services to the chemical industry. Nexreg assists their clients by developing cost-effective strategies for complying with foreign regulations when entering new markets. Mike's client base includes a diverse mix of over 500 manufacturers from small businesses to several Fortune 500 companies.


  • Business, Government and Globalization - HBA
  • Global Macroeconomics for Managers - HBA
  • Economics - MBA


  • PhD, Management Science - Ivey Business School
  • MA, Economics - University of Rochester
  • BA, Economics and Political Science - Western University

Works in Progress

  • Tariff Reform in Canada (forthcoming)

Honours & Awards

  • Named to London's 20 Under 40 (2014)


  • Assistant Professor, Ivey Business School, (2012-present)
  • Chief Economist, Mowat Centre, (2014-present)
  • Lecturer, Ivey Business School, (2004-2012, MBA, 2008-2012, HBA)
  • Co-founder, Direct of Communications, Nexreg Compliance (2005-present)

Research/Course Development

  • Business, Government and Globalization - HBA