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Robin Shaban

PhD Student

Robin (they/them) is an Associate Partner at Deetken. Robin is an economist and policy analyst with expertise in using empirical research to help solve complex public policy problems. A leading thinker on Canadian competition policy and law, and the intersection of economic, social and cultural inclusion, they have published original research and are a frequent public speaker and media commentator.

Prior to joining Deetken, Robin was a co-founder of Vivic Research, an economic consulting firm dedicated to empowering social justice causes with data-driven research. They are also co-founder and chair of the Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project, a think tank dedicated to addressing pressing issues caused by monopoly power in Canada. In 2021, they were a recipient of The Globe and Mail’s Changemaker Award for their efforts to advance public policy centered on advancing social justice through Vivic Research and their academic work on competition policy.

Robin holds an MA in Economics from Queen’s University and a BA (Honours) in Economics from the University of Alberta. Robin is a fellow at Public Policy Forum, an Ottawa-based independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization whose members are dedicated to advancing good public policy in Canada.