Dr. Michael Walker

Economist, Journalist, Broadcaster, Consultant, University Lecturer

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Dr. Michael Walker is a Senior Fellow at The Fraser Institute and President of the Fraser Institute Foundation.

From its inception in 1974, until September 2005, Dr. Walker directed the activities of the Fraser Institute. Before which he taught at the University of Western Ontario and Carleton University and was employed at the Bank of Canada and the Federal Department of Finance. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario and his B.A. at St. Francis Xavier University.

As an economist, he has authored or edited 50 books on economic topics. His articles on technical economic subjects have appeared in professional journals in Canada, the United States and Europe, including the Canadian Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Canadian Tax Journal, Health Management Quarterly and Health Affairs.

Dr. Walker has written over 700 articles which have appeared in over 60 national and international newspapers, written and delivered some 2,000 radio broadcasts on economic topics, and appeared on radio and television programmes in Canada, the United States and Latin America.

Dr. Walker uses his expert analysis to illustrate to his audiences the economic strengths, weaknesses and opportunities that exist around the world. He is in high demand for his opinions and perspectives on major issues that impact business -- trade, taxation, social policy and international competition. He has provided advice to private groups and governments in the U.S., Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Sweden, Venezuela and Canada. His speeches are humorous, educational, witty and thought-provoking.

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Economic Freedom of the World - Insights from a 120 Country Perspective

 

Globalization

 

Tax Freedom Day - What it is and Why it is Important

 

What is Wrong with the Canadian Health Care System, and How can it be Fixed?

 

Why is the Canadian Dollar Behaving Like This?

 

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