Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy

The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy excels at research about the changing human population and its potential impacts on social and economic issues, and communicating its findings widely. The Prentice Institute collaborates with researchers in Canada and elsewhere to address some of the most difficult challenges of the next generation and beyond.

Objectives & Activities:

  • The Prentice Institute and its research collaborators seek to understand long-term changes in human and economic environments within a historical context with particular attention to the role human actions play in influencing those outcomes.
  • We conduct and integrate research on the dynamics of Canadian and global demography and their impacts on economic well-being through migration, culture, trade and natural resource availability.
  • We communicate widely the output of our work and that of others to stimulate further research and to enable individuals, governments and corporations to make better-informed decisions. We educate students and future researchers.