John Richards

John Richards is trained as an economist. He has written extensively on social policy in Canada, primarily via the C.D. Howe Institute (several publications available online at, where he holds the Roger Phillips chair in social policy. His current social policy focus is on Aboriginal policy. He co-edits (with Henry Milner) Inroads, a Canadian policy journal (see In addition, he has undertaken teaching and research in Bangladesh over the last decade. He heads a modest policy institute linked to the International University of Business Agricultseure and Technology (

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