Ryan is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queens University. His primary research area concerns the use of the tax system to stimulate research and development in Canada.  His thesis concerns the potential for Canada to enact a "patent box" under which firms that develop qualifying intellectual property are encouraged to commercialize the IP worldwide from Canada by a low tax rate.  Patent boxes are common in Europe and empirical work on the effectiveness of such regimes is sparse.

Ryan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) licensed in the Province of Ontario. He has taught at Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON and also is an occasional seminar leader for CPA Ontario.  He has been on the Board of Directors of numerous not-for-profit organizations and currently sits on the board of Child & Community Resources in Sudbury, Ontario. 

Recent Professional Achievements

Eric W. Cross Fellowship in Law