Henry Lotin

Henry Lotin

CBSC’s analyst extraordinaire Henry Lotin, an Economist, Foreign Service Officer and Public Policy Analyst had a thirty-year career with the Federal Public Service before establishing his own consultancy. He began his career as an Economic Development Officer with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, becoming a Foreign Service Officer/Analyst with the (then) Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) (now Global Affairs Canada) in 1987. His assignments, in Canada and abroad (New York, New Delhi, and Vienna) were concentrated in two areas of expertise:

1. Economic Development and bilateral trade and relations with South Asia and Burma, and
2. Canadian Trade and Economic Policy, its role in Multilateral (G7/G20) and bilateral trade policy and promotion (Canada-US, Canada-EU, Canada-Asia).

Henry Lotin was also engaged in Balkan reconstruction and institutional redevelopment (1998-2002), and researched Canada’s innovation and commercialization policies as Research Co-ordinator for Joe Rotman’s Expert Panel on Commercialization (on behalf of Industry Canada) (2005-2006).

Since establishing Integrative Trade and Economics and retiring in 2012, Henry Lotin’s research has ranged across numerous public policy issues including demographics, trade, economic output and productivity. Concentrations include Canada’s understated service trade, the role of immigration and non-permanent residents in population growth, and the costs of policing and public security in new casino development.

Henry’s research in support on the public costs of private casino development was referenced in the Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper: