W. Edmund Clark Distinguished Lecture Series on Public Policy

W. Edmund Clark was President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank Financial Group. Mr. Clark graduated from the University of Toronto in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He earned his master's degree and doctorate in economics from Harvard University in 1971 and 1974 respectively.

Mr. Clark and his wife, Frances, are also proud Queen's parents, with three of their four grown children being Queen's graduates. The Clarks and their children Hugh, Bert, LLB '97, Jeannie, A/S '97 and Carrie, A/S '02 live in Toronto.

The W. Edmund Clark Distinguished Lecture Series on Public Policy was made possible through the generous donation of the Clark Family. The School of Policy Studies and the Department of Economics wish to express their gratitude to Mr. Edmund Clark and his family.

Past lectures in this series:

2019:  Dirk Krueger, ​​​Walter H. and Lenore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences, Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania
"Macroeconomics and Inequality"

2018: Alan Auerbach
"Tax Reform in the 21st Century"

2015: David Autor
"Polanyi's Paradox and the Shape of Employment Growth"

2013: Josh Angrist, Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and a Research Associate in the NBER's programs on Children, Education, and Labor Studies
"Public School Reform: Are charter schools effective in improving col­lege prepa­ra­tion, col­lege atten­dance, and col­lege choice?"

2013: Tiff Macklem, Senior Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada
"Rehearing Our Economic Growth"

2012: Charles F. Manski, Board of Trustees Professor in the Department of Economics and Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University
"Policy Analysis with Incredible Certitude"

2011: Alberto Alesina, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
"Fiscal Policy after the Great Recession"