Hossein is a Senior Economist of the Climate Analysis Team in the Financial Stability Department. He contributes to the Bank’s research on investigating the macroeconomic implications of climate change for the financial sector. His research interests include environmental economics, public economics, growth and development, and international trade. Specific topics include optimal policy design in the presence of externalities, distributional effects of environmental regulations, directed technological change in natural resource sectors, and the growth effects of intellectual property rights.
Prior to joining the Bank of Canada, Hossein worked as an Economist at the Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI) and the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI). Hossein holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Calgary, where he also worked as a lecturer during his studies.