Noah Zon is the Practice Lead for the Intergovernmental Economic and Social Policy research stream at the Mowat Centre. Prior to joining Mowat, Noah worked in the Ontario government on a range of policy files, including intergovernmental relations and climate change policy. He is a graduate of McGill University and the London School of Economics.
Chapter From OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2016
In this research contribution for the OECD's Tourism Trends and Policies 2016, the Mowat Centre discusses the growth of the sharing economy, considers what it means for the tourism sector and assesses key policy implications.More
Automated vehicles present a potentially revolutionary change to the way that we move people and goods. At the current pace, they could be ready for public roads on a wide scale within five to ten years.More
Last week an Ontario Superior Court judge heard arguments in a court battle between the City of Toronto and Uber in a case being watched closely by policymakers and regulators from across the country.
This week, we launched a project looking at the state of Canada’s social architecture — the core social programs and policies that Canadians rely on to protect against risk and ensure that basic needs are met.
This paper outlines the focus of the Renewing Canada's Social Architecture project - looking at the ways that Canada has changed and where our social policies and programs have failed to keep pace.More
Governments around the world are struggling to cope with new "sharing economy" technology platforms that allow people to buy goods and services directly from one another in "peer-to-peer" transactions.
This Mowat Note uses refined methodology to look at how how regional redistribution is being carried out by the Canadian government, and to assess the net annual contribution Ontarians make to the federal government.More
Coordinating Economic Development Spending in Canada
This Mowat Note argues for better coordination of the $20 billion per year that is currently spent on municipal, provincial and federal economic development, R&D, and innovation programs and incentives.More
This report outlines global megatrends facing world governments between today and 2030, and highlights necessary transformative changes and appropriate strategies required for successfully responding to these megatrends.More