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 that exemplify the importance of policies that ease the transition costs for losers from what may be generally socially desirable policy changes. Examples include trade policy, immigration policy, institutional reform in developing countries, and climate change policy.

From September to May each year, the CIGI Speaker Series are presented on important international topics to raise public awareness and understanding on a variety of current global issues. This series features some of the most prominent and acclaimed figures in their respective areas of global governance.
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