Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Government of Canada makes largest investment in Canada Research Chairs Program and celebrates 20th anniversary

Anthony Niblett

Faculty of Law Associate Professor Anthony Niblett has been renewed as Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Law, Economics & Innovation (Tier 2).

"Our government is taking action to attract and retain the world's brightest and most distinguished researchers. For over 20 years, the Canada Research Chairs Program has been mobilizing Canada's most esteemed academics to train and mentor the next generation of researchers and pursue groundbreaking research that responds to society's economic, social and health needs. Congratulations to the new and renewed Canada Research Chairs! I look forward to seeing where your research and innovation leads us," said the The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. 

In total, 29 new or renewed chairs were announced for the University of Toronto. Professors Anver Emon and Larissa Katz were renewed as Canada Research Chairs earlier this year.

Professor Niblett researches law and economics, contract law, judicial behaviour, artificial intelligence, innovation, and competition policy. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University as well as degrees in law and commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Professor Niblett teaches ContractsLegal MethodsCompetition Policy, and Economic Analysis of Law. He was awarded the University of Toronto's Early Career Teaching Award in 2016 and the Alan Mewett Q.C. Prize for excellence in teaching by the JD class of 2017. He has also taught courses in Australia, the U.S. and China. 

In addition to his academic career, Professor Niblett is a co-founder of Blue J Legal, a startup company which brings machine learning to tax law and employment law. He is also a Faculty Affiliate Researcher with the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the academic advisor to the Faculty of Law's newly established Future of Law Lab.

Congratulations to Professor Niblett! 

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada press release

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