Greg Marchildon

Greg Marchildon is the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Economic History at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina.

In addition to being a faculty member and research chair, Greg serves as president of the Justice Emmett Hall Memorial Foundation and is the University of Regina’s site director for the CIHR-funded Western Regional Training Centre in Health Services Research. He also sits on the editorial board of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Greg received his PhD from the London School of Economics, after which he taught for five years at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. In the 1990s, he served as deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs and subsequently as deputy minister to the premier and cabinet secretary in the Government of Saskatchewan. From 2001-2002, he was executive director of a federal Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, known as the Romanow Commission.

Greg is the author of numerous journal articles and books on Canadian history, comparative public policy, public administration and federalism, including Health Systems in Transition: Canada co-published by the World Health Organization’s regional office for Europe on behalf of the European Observatory and the University of Toronto Press.


Gregory Marchildon est titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en politique publique et en histoire économique à la Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy de l’Université de Regina.

En plus d’être professeur et titulaire de la chaire, Greg est président de la Fondation Justice Emmett Hall Memorial et il est le directeur du bureau de l’Université de Regina pour le Centre de formation régional de l’Ouest pour la recherche sur les services de santé, qui est financé par les IRSC. Il siège également au conseil de rédaction de l’Observatoire européen des systèmes et des politiques de santé.

Greg a obtenu un doctorat de la London School of Economics, après quoi il a enseigné pendant cinq ans à la School of Advanced International Studies de l’Université Johns Hopkins à Washington, DC. Dans les années 1990, il a occupé le poste de sous‑ministre des Affaires intergouvernementales et a, par la suite, été sous‑ministre et chef de cabinet du premier ministre au sein du gouvernement de la Saskatchewan. De 2001 à 2002, il a été directeur exécutif de la Commission sur l’avenir des soins de santé au Canada,mieux connue sous le nom de Commission Romanow.

Greg est l’auteur de nombreux articles de revues et de livres sur l’histoire canadienne, la politique publique comparée, l’administration publique et le fédéralisme, y compris Systèmes de santé en transition : Canadacoédité par le Bureau régional pour l’Europe de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé au nom de l’Observateur européen et de l’University of Toronto Press.

Posts & Activities by Greg Marchildon

  • The precarious future of the Affordable Care Act


    Seven years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act (widely known as Obamacare), has suffered its share of abuse. Yet after hundreds of bills to repeal it, two high-profile Supreme Court cases, and countless hours of strategizing in Washington and in state capitols across the country, it just won’t die.

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  • Happy 80th Birthday Ed Broadbent!

    Sign Ed's Birthday Card

    We will hand deliver Ed's messages to him - help us make his 80th special.

    Ed has been working for a more inclusive, fair and just Canada for more than 50 years. On his 80th Birthday, let’s celebrate his life & accomplishments! 


  • Five challenges for bending the health care cost curve in Canada


    Greg Marchildon and Livio Di Matteo

    Canadian economists received a pleasant surprise this year: expenditure growth on public health care in Canada finally appears to be slowing down. However, it is unclear if this slowdown is the result of explicit success in sustainably bending the cost-curve or more short-term cost-cutting in response to slower economic growth or future federal health transfers.

    So is it a blip on the health care horizon or the beginning of a trend?

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