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Christopher S. Cotton

Department of Economics, Queen’s University


I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Queen’s University, where I hold the Jarislowsky-Deutsch Chair in Economic & Financial Policy, and serve as the Director for the John Deutsch Institute for the Study of Economic Policy.

My research applies game theory, experimental economics and empirical methods to study issues in public policy, education, political economy, and international development.

Some of my research has involved lobbying and campaign finance reform. My recent discussion with the media on these topics: CBC, CBC againCBC yet again, Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, The Globe and Mail againCKNW (talk radio), the Vancouver Sun, and the Vancouver Sun again. My column on the topic at IRPP’s Policy Options.

Some of my ongoing research involves the evaluation of social sector projects in developing countries. I’m one of the lead external evaluators for the DFID UK’s Girls Education Challenge IGATE-T project in rural Zimbabwe. On this and other projects, I am working with Limestone Analytics, a Canadian group specializing in helping governments and international organizations implement and evaluate major social sector projects.