Mike Moffatt


  • Writes extensively about economic issues¬†
  • Studied economics at four different universities in three countries
  • Taught economics at both the university and community college levels


Mike Moffatt is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote articles about Economics for more than seven years. He contributed 260 articles to ThoughtCo, mainly on economic issues including free-market policy, as well as the economic effect of tariffs. Mike's background in writing about Economics includes work for The Globe and Mail and Rogers Communications publications. He was an assistant professor with the Richard Ivey School of Business for more than 14 years and has served as the director of Policy and Research for Canada 2020. Further, Mike held a position as the chief innovation fellow at Innovation, Science and Economic Development where he advised Deputy Ministers about policy. He is the senior director of Smart Prosperity Institute, a national research and policy think tank in Ottawa, Canada.



Mike Moffatt received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management Science from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2012. He also holds a Master Arts (M.A.) and a Bachelor Arts (B.A.) in Economics.

Awards and Publications

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