Careers in Government Series: A Q&A with Colin Code, Madan Ghosh and Philippe Descheneau, Environment and Climate Change CanadaExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM EDT

Are you a masters, PhD, or postdoc looking to pursue a career in government? Attend this online question-and-answer session with Colin Code (Policy Manager), Madan Ghosh (Senior Advisor) and Philippe Descheneau (Economist) from Economic Analysis Directorate, Environment and Climate Change Canada. You will learn about the possible employment opportunities within the various divisions at the Economic Analysis Directorate, find out how individuals with advanced degrees can build on their academic experiences and contribute to the analysis of stimulating environmental and economic policy issues. Equally, you can ask whatever provocative questions you might have about securing government employment.

These officials work on different areas expertise at Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Colin Code (BA Political Studies and Environmental Resource Studies) leads a team of MA and Ph.D. economists conducting regulatory and economic analysis for regulatory proposals, including cost benefit analysis as well as valuation of market and non-market resources. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Code has worked on hundreds of regulatory proposals, including those for the electricity, oil and gas, transportation and chemical sectors. He also focuses on staffing and promotions, as well as development of analytical methodologies and tools to facilitate CBA and communication of regulatory analysis. Previously at Transport Canada, he conducted climate change policy research and acted as departmental lead for international climate conferences.

Madan Ghosh (Ph.D. Economics) leads a team of CGE modellers at the Model Development and Quantitative Analysis Research. The Division not only has two state-of-the-art computable general equilibrium models, it has two integrated assessment models and a macroeconomic model. Madan has actively participated in building state-of-the art computable general equilibrium models and worked on a number of key policy files such as carbon pricing and other issues related to climate change. Before joining Environment Canada in January 2011, he worked at the Department of Finance and Industry Canada. Madan did his postdoctoral work with John Whalley at the University of Western Ontario. Madan’s research papers have appeared in leading economics journals such as, the Journal of Development Economics, Energy Journal, and Energy Economics.

Philippe Deschheneau (M.Sc International Studies) is an Economist at the Economic Analysis Directorate of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). He is a graduate of the Advanced Policy Analyst Program and has worked at Finance Canada, the Treasury Board Secretariat, the Privy Council Office and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. He currently works on international and academic engagement as well as research, including on Canada’s long-term climate strategy. He holds a Bachelor and Masters degree from Université de Montréal and has pursued graduate studies on climate policies at the University of Ottawa.

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