Jason Clemens is the Director of Research at the Pacific Research Institute.
He also directs the strategic planning and budgeting for the Institute.
Prior to joining PRI he held a number of positions at the Canadian-based Fraser Institute over a ten-plus year period, including the director of research quality, resident scholar in fiscal studies, and the director of strategic planning and budgeting. He has an Honors Bachelors Degree of Commerce and a Masters' Degree in Business Administration from the University of Windsor as well as a Post Baccalaureate Degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University.
He has published over 50 major studies on a wide range of topics, including taxation, government spending, labour market regulation, banking, welfare reform, productivity, entrepreneurship, public choice economics, and economic prosperity. He has published over 200 shorter articles, which have appeared in such newspapers as The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, The National Post, The Globe & Mail, and all major daily papers in Canada. Mr. Clemens has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs across the country. He has appeared before committees of both the House of Commons and the Senate (Canada) as an expert witness. In 2006, he received the prestigious Canada's Top 40 Under 40 award presented by Caldwell Partners as well as an Odyssey Award from the University of Windsor.