Daniel Trefler

Daniel Trefler is the J. Douglas and Ruth Grant Chair in Competitiveness and Prosperity at the Rotman School of Management, Univeristy of Toronto. He is also a member of the Economic Growth Program at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR). His current research focuses on the domestic and international levers for promoting Canadian competitiveness. Dr. Trefler holds degrees in economics from the University of Toronto (B.A.), Cambridge University (M.Phil.), and UCLA (Ph.D.), and is also a Research Fellow at the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies (University of Chicago), and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. A member of the Academic Advisory Board for Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, he recently received the Canadian Economics Association’s Rae Award for Excellence in Research.