President's Fellow, School of Public Policy,
University of Calgary
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Dr. Mintz is currently the President's Fellow at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy focusing on tax, urban and financial market regulatory policy programs. From 2006 to 2015, Dr. Mintz served as the Director and Palmer Chair in Public Policy for the University of Calgary, commencing his Chair position on January 1, 2008. He has also been a Professor of Business Economics at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, As well as a Professor for the Department of Economics at Queen's University, Kingston, 1978-89, and Associate Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Management, University of Toronto, 1993 - 1995. In addition to these scholastic duties he was also a Visiting Professor, at New York University Law School, 2007; and is a research fellow of CESifo, Munich, Germany, and the Centre for Business Taxation Institute, Oxford University.
Dr. Mintz also sits as a director with Morneau Shepell Inc. and serves on the boards of Imperial Oil Limited, Morneau Shepell. In addition to these duties, Dr Mintz also serves as an Associate Editor of International Tax and Public Finance and the Canadian Tax Journal, and was founding Editor-in-Chief of International Tax and Public Finance, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers from 1994 - 2001.
He chaired the federal government's Technical Committee on Business Taxation in 1996 and 1997 that led to corporate tax reform in Canada since 2000. Dr Mintz was also the president and chief executive officer of The C.D. Howe Institute since 1999, and has served as chair of the Alberta Financial and Investment Policy Advisory Commission in 2007 that reviewed saving policy of the Alberta government. In addition, in 2009, he served as the Research Director of the FPT Research Working Group on Retirement Income and he was also the author of the Summary Report on Retirement Income Adequacy. He served as the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the Department of Finance, Ottawa; and served on the federal Panel on Healthcare Innovation in 2013-14, as well as the Minister of Finance's Economic Advisory Council since December 2008-15. Dr. Mintz also fulfills the role of chair and Vice-President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Dr. Mintz became a member of the Order of Canada in 2015 as well as receiving the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for service to the Canadian tax policy community.
Alberta Venture magazine has recognized him as one of the fifty most influential Albertans in 2008, 2010 and 2013, and the Financial Post named him one of the five most influential Canadians in regulation in 2012. He is widely published in the field of public economics, and was touted in a 2004 UK magazine publication as one of the world's most influential tax experts. Due to his experience and authority that Dr. Mintz has consulted widely with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, federal and provincial governments in Canada, and various businesses and non-profit organizations.