Paul Boothe (BA Honors Economics 1976) has been named director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the Richard Ivey School of Business, where he has also been named to the faculty, effective September 1. After graduating from Western, Paul went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. He was appointed Environment Canada deputy minister in 2010, after serving as Industry Canada senior associate deputy minister from 2007-10. Prior to his government positions, he was a faculty member at the University of Alberta, where he taught macroeconomics, public economics and international finance, and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Economics. He has been a visiting scholar at Queen’s University, University of Tasmania and Alberta Treasury. He was a C.D. Howe Institute Fellow-in-Residence and an EnCana Scholar in Public Policy.