Henry Lotin

Economist and retired Canadian diplomat. 

Henry Lotin is an economist and recently retired Canadian diplomat based in Toronto. He served abroad at the Canadian Mission to the U.N. in New York, Canadian High Commission in New Delhi, and Canadian Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna. For Global Affairs Canada and Industry Canada, he was engaged in trade policy and facilitation, economic and financial reporting, innovation policy, political, security, and non-permanent visa entry issues. He is also a former Executive Vice-President of the Canada-India Business Council. He earned a B.A. in Administration and Economics, and an M.A. in Public Administration at the University of Toronto, and an Executive (Accelerated) Masters, at the Institute of Postgraduate European Studies, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.

Since leaving the Foreign Service, he has maintained his research interests, as founder and principal of Integrative Trade and Economics. This research company, among numerous projects, examines international trade in services, and the implications of demography, immigration, and non-permanent resident entry on economic growth and housing demand.

His other passion is exploration. In the summer of 2015, Henry meandered through China. Other recent explorations include Ecuador and the Galapagos, Panama Canal, Hawaii, Canary Islands, Baltic Sea and the Norwegian Arctic Circle, Vatican City, Herculaneum (Naples), Tahiti, Easter, Robinson Crusoe, and Pitcairn Islands.

He currently serves on the Executive of the Canadian International Council's Toronto Branch.

Most Recent Posts

Shanghai marriage

China’s one-child policy hangover

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December 7, 2015

As China’s one-child policy comes to an end, it leaves behind profound demographic and economic consequences, from an aging population to a glut of eligible young bachelors.