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Policy Studies Centre


The mandate of the centre is to:

  • serve as a focal point for the co-ordination of research on public policy issues relevant to New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada. The co-ordination will strengthen the public policy research linkages within the University and will promote multi-disciplinary endeavours;
  • stimulate public participation in public policy through conferences, workshops, and special seminars;
  • publish in-house research and the proceedings of conferences in the form of monographs; this publishing activity will stimulate research interests in policy issues affecting the Atlantic region by providing a much-needed publication outlet;
  • seek to strengthen collaborative efforts between the university, government agencies and public sector organizations.

The centre will pursue this mandate by conducting independent research as well as seeking contracts from public and private bodies.

The publication of monographs by the centre is based on the following steps. Preliminary drafts of the papers to be presented at a conference are distributed to all participants for the purpose of stimulating a broad discussion. The authors prepare revised versions of the papers which are then reviewed by peers selected by the centre. Their comments are relayed to the authors who are solely responsible for preparing the final draft.

Director: Herb Emery

Recent publications

Universities as Instruments of Regional Development in Canada’s Provinces - Feb. 26, 2018

Full Report on Carbon Pricing Symposium: Meeting the Federal Requirement for a Price on Carbon: Which approach is right for New Brunswick? March 16, 2017

Le rapport integral: Respect des exigences fédérales en matière de tarification du carbone: Quelle est la méthode qui convient le mieux au Nouveau-Brunswick? 16 mars 2017

Past publications

  • Health Care in Canada: Demographic and Fiscal Issues - Edited by J. Ruggeri & W. Yu
  • The Kyoto Protocol and Environmental Policy in Atlantic Canada - Edited by V. Lantz & J. Ruggeri
  • Atlantic Canada in the Knowledge-Based Age - J. Ruggeri
  • Determinants of Health: An Atlantic Perspective - Edited by J. Ruggeri & W. Yu
  • Statistical Record: New Brunswick and Selected Provinces and States - D. Goodwin, S. Garrett & J. Keddy
  • Sustainable Transportation in Atlantic Canada - Edited by J. Ruggeri
  • Canada's Fiscal Advantage - J. McMullin & J. Ruggeri
  • Government Budgeting and Fiscal Sustainability in New Brunswick - J. Ruggeri
  • Rendez-Vous Immigration 2004 - Edited by J. Destrempes & J. Ruggeri
  • Canadian Federalism at the Cross-Roads - J. Ruggeri
  • The Environment and the Health of Children - Edited by J. Ruggeri
  • Self-Sufficiency or Sustainable Progress for New Brunswick - Edited by J. Ruggeri


Department of Economics, University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 5A3