Ross Finnie is a Full Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, after holding positions at Laval, Carleton and Queen's Universities and having been educated at Queen's University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He is also the Director of the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI), a national level research organisation based at the University of Ottawa, a Research Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute, a member of the Canadian Labour and Skills Researcher Network, and a member of Statistics Canada's National Advisory Committee on Postsecondary Education Statistics.
One of his major areas of interest is post-secondary education (PSE), including access and barriers to PSE; student retention, pathways to completion, and identifying students at risk of dropping out of PSE; the particpation and experiences of under-represented and minority groups; student engagement, the quality of students' PSE experiences, and accountability of the PSE system; post-schooling outcomes; and other topics.
Other teaching and research interests include poverty and income inequality, income support programs, inter-provincial and international mobility of workers, and other topics in labour and public economics.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in July 2015.