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Josef Filipowicz

Senior Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute

Josef Filipowicz is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Centre for Municipal Studies at the Fraser Institute. He holds an M.A. in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University. His work with the Institute focuses primarily on land use and housing policy, as well as municipal finance and local taxation. Notably, he has studied the impact of land use regulation on the housing supply in Canada’s largest cities, compared affordability and built form in cities around the world, and assessed municipal revenue, spending and debt in major metropolitan areas. Mr. Filipowicz’s work has been featured in news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, The Detroit News and Maclean's. He continues to work on urban issues including housing, municipal finance, and governance.