19 February 2009

Dr Andrew Sharpe to speak to GBC's Innovation Advisory Board, Feb 23rd. 11-1230

Dr Andrew Sharpe, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Living Standards, will address The GBC Applied Research Innovation Advisory Board. Dr Sharpe will provide a unique economist perspective on productivity, labour markets, innovation and the role Colleges play in supporting it. Here is a brief bio of Andrew:

Andrew Sharpe is Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS), a research organization he founded in 1995. He has held a variety of earlier positions, including Head of Research and Editor, Quarterly Labour Market and Productivity Review at the Canadian Labour Market and Productivity Centre and Chief, Business Sector Analysis at the Department of Finance. He is a past President of the Canadian Association for Business Economics (1992-94), was as a founding editor of Canadian Business Economics from 1992 to 1998 and is founder of the International Productivity Monitor. He received a Ph.D in Economics from McGill University in 1982.
He will address the Innovation Advisory Board from 11AM - 1230. A lunch will be served following the talk. The event is being held at 250 Yonge Street, 35th Floor, Collaboration Boardroom. The GBC Research and Innovation Innovation Advisory Board is a sector-driven governance for our business development.

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