Based in Ottawa, Canada, I am the the co-founder and senior economist of Vivic Research, an economic consulting firm serving advocates, think tanks, governments, labour unions, and other agents engaged in the development of public policy.

I am also a co-founder and director of the Canadian Anti-Monopoly Project (CAMP), where we advocate for policy conducive to a more democratic economy.

You can reach me on social media or by email: robin.shaban@vivicresearch.ca

A major focus of my work is competition policy both in the Canadian and international context. I have undertaken studies on competition policy in Canada in studies for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Policy Horizon’s Canada, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and McGill’s Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy. I have also testified at the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry and Technology to provide my perspectives on the proposed Rogers-Shaw merger, competitiveness in Canada, and the review of the Competition Act.

In addition, I have also written on competition policy issues in various newspapers and publications — the Globe and Mail, National Post, Financial Post, the Monitor, Policy Options, and the Conversation — and have provided commentary on several podcasts and radio and tv programs.

I am also a recipient of the Globe and Mail’s 2021 Changemakers Award where I was acknowledged for my efforts to advance public policy centered on advancing social justice through Vivic Research and my academic work on competition policy.

Along with my research on competition policy through Vivic Research and CAMP, I am also a PhD candidate at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration where I am studying competition policy, the role of economic efficiency within merger control, and how Canada’s competition law compares to our international peers.