Jack Mintz

Member of the Programs and Quality Committee


Jack Mintz

Jack Mintz is the President’s Fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, after serving as the Palmer Chair and Director from 2008 to 2015.

Mintz has consulted for the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, federal and provincial governments in Canada, and various businesses and non-profit organizations. Widely published in the field of public economics, he was touted in a 2004 UK magazine publication as one of the world’s most influential tax experts.

He was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2015, having received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for service to the Canadian tax policy community.

Mintz also serves on the boards of Imperial Oil Limited, Morneau Shepell, as well as the Minister of Finance’s Economic Advisory Council since December 2008. He sat on the federal Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation in 2014-15. His earlier positions include professor of Business Economics at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management from 1989 to 2007; President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute from 1999 to 2006; chair of the federal government’s Technical Committee on Business Taxation in 1996 and 1997; and associate dean of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Management from 1993 to 1995.

He holds a PhD from the University of Essex, a master’s degree from Queen’s University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta.