Congratulations to VSE’s Professor Francesco Trebbi, a new recipient of a Canada Research Chair in Economics. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, made the announcement today at an event at UBC to highlight 305 Canada Research Chair appointments at 53 postsecondary institutions across the country.
Dr. Trebbi studies the balance of power across ethnic groups within African political systems. His research will provide insight on the issues of power sharing, ethnic exclusion, and conflict risk within these countries. In addition to this new Chair, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; a Fellow of the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research, and co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics.
“I’d like to extend my sincere congratulations to the latest new and renewed Canada Research Chairs,” said Minister Duncan. “The Government of Canada is proud to support these elite researchers who improve our depth of knowledge, strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of our highly skilled workforce.”
The Canada Research Chair program helps attract and retain top researchers in Canada. Today’s announcement will support 18 new chairs at UBC and will continue to support 13 renewed chairs. To read more about today’s announcement, click here.
“The Canada Research Chairs program supports leading researchers here at UBC and at universities across the country,” said UBC Interim President Martha Piper. “Programs like this are critical for attracting some of the brightest minds to our institutions and building research opportunities.”