Policy school launches The Analyst, welcomes editor Doug Elliott
Posted October 05, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Oct. 5, 2010
The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS) today launched The Western Policy Analyst, an online quarterly and bi-weekly publication covering the four Western Canadian provinces.
JSGS is pleased to announce that Doug Elliott, publisher of the Sask Trends Monitor, is the editor of the new publication. Elliott’s excellent reputation as a mathematician, statistician and empirical interpreter follows him into this new venture. He will be appointed executive-in-residence at JSGS.
The Analyst will provide public policy insights from a statistical, evidence-based point of view, based in part on information provided by Statistics Canada. Each edition will cover topics relevant to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. For example, the first edition contains articles on provincial economies, demographics and crime rates.
“The Analyst is a unique publication among policy schools,” said Michael Atkinson, executive director of JSGS. “We intend to provide policy makers, and those interested in policy formation, with useful, empirical analysis of Western Canadian trends and issues.”
Articles will be prepared by Doug Elliott, JSGS faculty, graduate students, and invited contributors – academics and practitioners -- who are specialists in their areas. Annual subscriptions are $295 and available on the JSGS website at http://www.schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca/research/wpa/. The first editions of the quarterly and bi-weekly publications are complimentary.
JSGS, a provincial policy school with campuses at the universities of Saskatchewan and Regina, is involved in teaching, research and training.
For further information, please contact:
Research Communications Officer
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
University of Saskatchewan campus
(306) 966-8393 or (306) 290-9706 (cell)