Dan specialises in international trade, finance and development. He has wide-ranging experience in the analysis and formulation of public policy, development of legislation, economic analysis in support of litigation (both private and state-to-state), and training and technical assistance in applied trade analysis and modelling. He has published widely as author and editor, within government and in a personal capacity (ranking in the top 2% of all authors by paper downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network in 2010 and 2011); commented frequently in the media; and made numerous presentations at various academic, business and official venues, including the WTO, the World Bank, APEC and the OECD. Previously, he was Deputy Chief Economist at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). Prior to joining Canada’s Public Service, he studied at McMaster University in Hamilton (Masters in Economics in 1977). Dan has been a BKP associate since 2008; he also is Director and Principal, Ciuriak Consulting Inc.