Dr. Ainslie oversaw research projects and conduct analysis on entitlement policy issues primarily related to welfare and workforce. He completed analyses on welfare reauthorization and teenage pregnancy issues, and worked on the problem of competitive threats to small business from the federal workforce regime. He came to Cato in September 2001 from the James Madison Institute in Tallahassee, where he conducted analysis on charter schools, public financing of professional sports stadiums, workforce/welfare development, and water policy. For 15 years prior to joining JMI, Ainslie was the president and CEO of Nordex Research International, Inc., a market research and public opinion polling company based in Florida and Ontario. He holds a political science doctorate from York University in Toronto, specializing in governing institutions and comparative public policy, and degrees in public administration and political science from Queen's University at Kingston, and The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.