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2008 - September

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September, issue 2014

Canada's Equalization Formula: Peering Inside the Black Box... and Beyond Downloads
James Feehan

July, issue 2014

Risky Business: The Issue of Timing, Entry and Performance in the Asia-Pacific LNG Market Downloads
Michal C. Moore, Dave Hackett, Leigh Noda, Jennifer Winter, Roman Karski and Mark Pilcher

February, issue 2014

The Rise and Fall of Social-Assistance Use in Canada, 1969-2012 Downloads
Ronald Kneebone and Katherine White

2017, issue August

Enforcement Issues Associated with Prospectus Exemptions in Canada Downloads
Jeffrey G. MacIntosh

2017, issue June

The Connection Between Professional Sporting Events, Holidays and Domestic Violence in Calgary, Alberta Downloads
Sophia Boutilier, Ali Jadidzadeh, Elena Esina, Lana Wells and Ronald Kneebone

2017, issue May

Policy Reflection: Letter of Credit Usage by Defined Benefit Pension Plans in Canada Downloads
Norma L. Nielson and Peggy L. Hedges
Policy Interventions Favouring Small Business: Rationales, Results and Recommendations Downloads
John Lester
Estimating Costs and Benefits Associated with Evidence-Based Violence Prevention: Four Case Studies Based on the Fourth R Program Downloads
Claire V. Crooks, Jennifer Zwicker, Lana Wells, Ray Hughes, Amanda Langlois and John Emery

2017, issue April

The Incidence of the Corporate Income Tax on Wages: Evidence from Canadian Provinces Downloads
Kenneth McKenzie and Ergete Ferede
Who Pays the Corporate Tax?: Insights from the Literature and Evidence for Canadian Provinces Downloads
Kenneth McKenzie and Ergete Ferede

2017, issue March

National Pharmacare in Canada: 2019 or Bust? Downloads
Owen Adams and Jordyn Smith
Policy Responsiveness and Political Accountability in City Politics Downloads
Anthony Sayers and Jack Lucas

2017, issue January

Discerning 'Functional and Absolute Zero': Defining and Measuring an End to Homelessness in Canada Downloads
Alina Turner, Tom Albanese and Kyle Pakeman
Public-Interest Benefit Evaluation of Partial-Upgrading Technology Downloads
Garret Fellows, Robert Mansell, Ronald Schlenker and Jennifer Winter

2016, issue December

Municipal Revenue Generation and Development in the Calgary and Edmonton Metropolitan Regions Downloads
Brian W. Conger, Bev G. Dahlby and Melville McMillan
The Corporate Income Tax in Canada: Does its Past Foretell its Future? Downloads
Richard Bird and Thomas A. Wilson

2016, issue November

2015 Tax-Competitveness Report: Canada is losing its Attractiveness Downloads
Philip Bazel and Jack Mintz
If it Matters, Measure it: Unpacking Diversification in Canada Downloads
Trevor Tombe and Robert Mansell

2016, issue October

Alberta's New Royalty Regime is a Step Towards Competitivness: A 2016 Update Downloads
Daria Crisan and Jack Mintz
A Rule of Reason fro Inward FDI: Integrating Canadian Foreign Investment Review and Competition Policy Downloads
Grant Bishop
Getting Financial Regulations Right: Avoiding Unintended Effects Downloads
Jacqueline Coolidge and Jack Mintz
Do Insiders Comply with Disclosure Rules? Evidence from Canada, 1996-2011 Downloads
Lindsay Tedds

2016, issue September

What Statistics Canada Survey Data Sources are Available to Study Neurodevelopmental Conditions and Disabilities in Children and Youth? Downloads
Rubab G. Arim, Leanne C. Findlay and Dafna E. Kohen
A Practical Guide to the Economics of Carbon Pricing Downloads
Ross McKitrick
The Very Poor and the Affordability of Housing Downloads
Ronald Kneebone and Margarita Wilkins
The Challenge of Integrating Renewable Generation in the Alberta Electricity Market Downloads
Garret Fellows, Michal C. Moore and Blake Shaffer

2016, issue August

Challenges for Democracies in Responding to Terrorism: A View from Canada adn Israel Downloads
Jean-Sébastien Rioux and Maureen Shields

2016, issue June

Infrastructure, Attitude and Weather: Today's Threats to Supply Chain Security Downloads
Stephen Blank
The Disability Tax Credit: Why it Fails and How to Fix it Downloads
Wayne Simpson and Harvey Stevens
Tax-Assisted Approaches For Helping Canadians Meet Out-of-Pocket Health-Care Costs Downloads
John Emery

2016, issue May

Planning for Infrastructure to Realize Canada's Potential: The Corridor Concept Downloads
Andrei Sulzenko and Garret Fellows
Shrinking the Need for Homeless Shelter Spaces Downloads
Ronald Kneebone and Margarita Wilkins
Energy Projects, Social Licence, Public Acceptance and Regulatory Systems in Canada: A White Paper Downloads
John Colton, Kenneth Corscadden, Stewart Fast, Monica Gattinger, Joel Gehman, Martha Hall Findlay, Dylan Morgan, Judith Sayers, Jennifer Winter and Adonis Yatchew
The Opening of the Northern Sea Routes: The Implications for Global Shipping and for Canada's Relations with Asia Downloads
Hugh Stephens

2016, issue April

The Value Proposition of Prevention: The Impacts of Pure North's Energy Foundation's Preventive Care Program on Acute Care Utilization in Alberta Downloads
John Emery
A Major Setback for Retirement Savings: Changing how Financial Advisers are Compensated could Hurt Less-Than-Wealthy Investors Most Downloads
Pierre Lortie

2016, issue March

Is Social Licence a Licence to Stall? Downloads
Mark Lowey
A Fiscal Framework for Offshore Oil and Gas Activities in Romania Downloads
Daria Crisan
The Theory and Evidence Concerning Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and Elsewhere Downloads
Anthony E. Boardman, Matti Siemiatycki and Aidan Vining
The Costliest Tax of All: Raising Revenue Through Corporate Tax Hikes can be Counter-Productive for the Provinces Downloads
Ergete Ferede and Bev Dahlby
Into the Mire: A Closer Look at Fossil Fuel Subsides Downloads
Radoslaw (Radek) Stefanski

2016, issue February

Understanding the New Public Outlook on the Economy and Middle-Class Decline: How FDI Attitues are Caught in a Tentative Closing of the Canadian Mind Downloads
Frank Graves
Give Canada Post a Break: Allowing More Pricing Flexibility and Competition Could Help the Corporation Succeed Downloads
Philippe De Donder
Rates of Return on Flow-Through Shares: Investors and Governments Beware Downloads
Vijay Jog

2016, issue January

The False Panacea of City Charters? A Political Perspective on the Case of Toronto Downloads
Andrew Sancton
Is 'Charter-City Status' A Solution for Financing City Services in Canada - or is that a Myth? Downloads
Harry Kitchen
Energy Literacy in Canada: A Summary Downloads
Dale Eisler

2015, issue December

2015 Status Report on Major Defence Equipment Procurements Downloads
David Perry

2015, issue November

Championing the Joint Force: a Job for the Public and our Political Leaders – Not Just Military Professionals Alone Downloads
Stuart Beare
The Case for a Carbon Tax in Alberta Downloads
Sarah Dobson and Jennifer Winter
A Comparative Anatomy of Oil Price Routs: A Review of Four Price Routs Between 1985 and 2014 Downloads
Robert Skinner
An Exploration into the Municipal Capacity to Finance Capital Infrastructure Downloads
Almos T. Tassonyi and Brian W. Conger
Optimal Public Infrastructure: Some Guideposts to Ensure we don't Overspend Downloads
Philip Bazel and Jack M. Mintz
Striking the Right Balance: Federal Infrastructure Tansfer Programs, 2002-2015 Downloads
Bev Dahlby and Emily Jackson

2015, issue October

An Energy Strategy for Canada Downloads
Michal C. Moore
Reflections on Calgary's Spatial Structure: An Urban Economist's Critique of Municipal Planning in Calgary Downloads
Richard Arnott
Macroprudential Policy: A Review Downloads
Mahdi Ebrahimi Kahou and Alfred Lehar
Taxing Stock Options: Efficiency, Fairness and Revenue Implications Downloads
Jack M. Mintz and V. Balaji Venkatachalam

2015, issue September

What do we know about Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Downloads
Carolyn Dudley, David B. Nicholas and Jennifer D. Zwicker
Canada, The Law of the Sea Treaty and International Payments: Where will the Money come from? Downloads
Wylie Spicer

2015, issue August

The Case of Canadian Bulk Water Exports Downloads
Rhett Larson
The Impact of Converting Federal Non-Refundable Tax Credits into Refundable Credits Downloads
Wayne Simpson and Harvey Stevens

2015, issue July

Extractive Resource Governance: Creating Maximum Benefit for Countries Downloads
Shantel Jordison
The Recession's Impact on Canada's Labour Market Downloads
Philip Cross and Munir A. Sheikh

2015, issue June

Alternatives to Criminalizing Public Intoxication: Casy Study of a Sobering Centre in Calgary, AB Downloads
Alina Turner
Canada-Mexico Trade: An Arranged Marriage Comes of Age Downloads
Laura Dawson

2015, issue May

The Structure and Presentation of Provincial Budgets Downloads
Bev Dahlby and Michael Smart
The Problem with the Low-Tax Backlash: Rethinking Corporate Tax Policies to Adjust for Uneven Reputational Risks Downloads
Jack Mintz and V. Balaji Venkatachalam
Small and Exposed: Debt Accumulation in Canada's Small Provinces Downloads
Ronald Kneebone
Sources of Debt Accumulation in Resource-Dependent Provinces Downloads
Ronald Kneebone

2015, issue April

No Statecraft, Questionable Jurisprudence: How the Supreme Court of Canada Tried to Kill Senate Reform Downloads
Ted Morton
Mind the Gap: Dealing with Resource Revenue in Three Provinces Downloads
Ronald Kneebone
D-fence Against the Canadian Winter: Making Insufficient Vitamin D Levels a Higher Priority for Public Health Downloads
Jennfier D. Zwicker
Estimating Discount Rates Downloads
Laurence Booth
What Canada Could Learn from U.S. Defence Procurement: Issues, Best Practices and Recommendations Downloads
Anessa L. Kimball
Improving the Acquisition Process in Canada Downloads
J. Craig Stone
A Primer on Recent Canadian Defence Budgeting Trends and Implications Downloads
Dave Perry

2015, issue March

Better Off Dead: "Value Added" in Canadian Polict Debates Downloads
Trevor Tombe
Report of the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario: Taking Stock Two Years Later Downloads
Munir Sheikh
Peering in Alberta's Darkening Future: How Oil Prices Impact Alberta's Royalty Revenues Downloads
Sarah Dobson
The Siren Song of Economic Diversification: Alberta's Legacy of Loss Downloads
Ted Morton and Meredith McDonald
Caught in the Middle: Some in Canada's Middle Class are doing well; Others have good reason to worry Downloads
Philip Cross and Munir Sheikh
Who are the Homeless? Numbers, Trends and Characteristics of those without Homes in Calgary Downloads
Ronald Kneebone, Meaghan Bell, Nicole Jackson and Ali Jadidzadeh
The Exempt Market in Canada: Empirics, Observations and Recommendations Downloads
Vijay Jog

2015, issue February

After America, Canada’s Moment? Downloads
Ian Brodie
Mining Taxation in Colombia Downloads
Duanjie Chen and Guillermo Perry
Shelter from the Storm: Weather-Induced Patterns in the use of Emergency Shelters Downloads
Ali Jadidzadeh and Ronald Kneebone
The Distribution of Incomes and Taxes/Transfers in Canada: A Cohort Analysis Downloads
Daria Crisan, Kenneth McKenzie and Jack Mintz
The 2014 Global Tax Competitiveness Report: A Proposed Business Tax Reform Agenda Downloads
Duanjie Chen and Jack Mintz

2015, issue January

What Dependency Issues? Re-Examining Assumptions about Canada's Reliance on the U.S. Export Market Downloads
Eugene Beaulieu and Yang Song
Addendum to "Bending the Medicare Cost Curve in 12 Months or Less": AHS Analysis for Sample of Pure North Seniors (55-Plus) Downloads
Daniel J. Dutton and John Emery
Bending the Medicare Cost Curve in 12 Months or Less: How Preventative Health Care Can Yield Significant Near-Term Savings for Acute Care in Alberta Downloads
Daniel J. Dutton, John Emery, Thomas Mullie and Jennifer D. Zwicker
Potash Taxation: How Canada's Regime is Neither Efficient nor Competitive from an International Perspective Downloads
Duanjie Chen and Jack Mintz
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