Michael Trebilcock received the Donner Prize for the best book on public policy published by a Canadian in 2014. This lecture addresses some of the major themes and case studies in the book.  These themes exemplify the importance of policies that ease the transition costs for losers from what may be generally socially desirable policy changes but which may be successfully obstructed by the losers from these policies unless measures are implemented to mitigate their losses through explicit compensation, grandfathering, or postponed or graduated implementation. Examples include trade policy, immigration policy, institutional reform in developing countries, and climate change policy.

Professor Trebilcock will be introduced by Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director of the CIGI's International Law Research Program.

Read a copy of Professor Trebilcocks's speech by clicking here.

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