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A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2006, Paul J. Thomassin is Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University.
Holding a Ph.D. in Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of Hawaï at Manoa, his research areas include agricultural and environmental economics, macroeconomic analysis of food and agriculture policies, food safety, and the economics of climate change.
From 2003-2007, he was the Scientific Director of Greenhouse Gas Management Canada, a SSHRC-BIOCAP national research network that investigated the social science dimensions of greenhouse gas management.
He has provided advice to the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the UN National Institutes of Sustainability and the Ministry of Environment of Japan, the OECD, and the Government of Canada.
He was a Founding Director of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics.
He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaï at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, Visiting Fellow at the National Centre for Development Studies at the Australian National University and Honorary Professor in the Division of Science and Technology at the University of Auckland.