Jock Finlayson

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Jock Finlayson is a senior fellow of the Fraser Institute. He was the long-serving Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer for the Business Council of British Columbia, one of the country’s most influential business associations. In that capacity, he directed the Council's work on economic, fiscal, tax, environmental, regulatory, and human capital issues of interest to the province’s business community. Mr. Finlayson previously worked with the Business Council of Canada and two Canadian consulting firms. He holds a master's degree in business from Yale University, undergraduate and MA degrees from UBC, and a post-graduate diploma in economics from the University of London. He received an honorary doctorate from Royal Roads University in 2014. He is the author or co-author of two books and more than 50 published articles, book chapters, and monographs. He is a frequent commentator on economic, business, and public policy issues. His articles have appeared in such newspapers as Business in Vancouver, the Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail, and the National Post. Mr. Finlayson served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada from 2007 to 2013.

Recent Research by Jock Finlayson

— Oct 31, 2023
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A Review of Electric Vehicle Consumer Subsidies in Canada finds that government subsidies for electric vehicle purchases are an extremely costly way to try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.

— Sep 21, 2023
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Enhancing the Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants to Canada

Enhancing the Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants to Canada finds that while the federal government has made progress, it should enact more reforms to improve the economic performance of permanent immigrant workers.