Lakehead University Professor Recognized by Fraser Institute

Lakehead University Economics Professor Dr. Livio Di Matteo is joining the ranks of the senior fellows at the Fraser Institute for his research in health care spending and public finance.

"It's nice to be recognized. Becoming a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute has the potential to be quite interesting," Professor Di Matteo says. This means Professor Di Matteo can participate in research projects with assistance from the Fraser Institute, one of Canada's leading policy institutes.

"Livio Di Matteo is widely respected for his insightful work in health policy economics," says Jason Clemens, Fraser Institute executive vice-president. "We're not only excited for Professor Di Matteo to join the ranks of Fraser Institute senior fellows but also for the work he is undertaking for the Institute this fall."

Professor Di Matteo is contributing one of three essays to the Fraser Institute's series examining the state of debt and deficits in Ontario. In order for Ontarians to understand the need for reform of public finances in the province, they must appreciate the severity of Ontario's deficit and debt.

The collected essays will present different perspectives and information highlighting the absolute and relative state of the province's debt.

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Professor Di Matteo is available for interviews. For more information, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177 or


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