Benjamin Dachis

Vice President of Research and Outreach

Benjamin Dachis is Clean Prosperity’s Vice President of Research and Outreach. His career in public policy research, practice, and leadership spans nearly two decades. Trained as an economist, Benjamin has worked across a broad range of Canadian policy sectors.

Prior to joining Clean Prosperity, Benjamin spent 15 years with the C.D. Howe Institute in a number of policy research and leadership roles, ultimately serving as the Institute’s Associate Vice President, Public Affairs. His research and publications have covered a wide range of topics, including transportation, infrastructure, energy, regulatory, labour, and housing policy. He is the author of a book on Canadian municipal policy.

From 2018 to 2019, he stepped away from the C.D. Howe Institute to work as the Director of Policy, Budget and Fiscal Planning for the Premier of Ontario. He was part of the Ontario government’s leadership team in developing a number of policies, including the Housing Supply Action Plan, the 2018 Fall Economic Statement, and the 2019 Budget. He is also currently a part-time lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Benjamin has BA and MA degrees in Economics from the University of Toronto, and an MSc in Regional Science (the application of economics to regions) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Benjamin was born and raised in Calgary. When he is not talking about how accounting policies are secretly the most important part of Canadian public policy, he tries to go scuba diving if he’s somewhere warm or curling if he’s somewhere cold. He spends the rest of his time hoping the Blue Jays win the World Series or dreaming of being on the beach with his wife and young daughter.