Ronald D. Kneebone is Professor in the Department of Economics and the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. He received his Ph.D. from McMaster University. Professor Kneebone has taught courses in public finance and in macroeconomics from principles through to the Ph.D. level, and he is a two-time winner of the Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Teacher Award at the University of Calgary. His research interests are primarily in the areas of public-sector finances and fiscal federalism, but he has recently worked on the problems of homelessness and poverty reduction. He shared with Ken McKenzie the Douglas Purvis Memorial Prize for the best published work in Canadian public policy in 1999. Since 2008, he has been Director of Economic and Social Policy Research in The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.