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Working Papers

2019

  1. Healthcare Spending Overshoots a Threat to Sustainability
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads

2018

  1. Healthcare Costs in Canada: Stopping Bad News Getting Worse
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Inflated Expectations: More Immigrants Can’t Solve Canada’s Aging Problem on Their Own
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads

2017

  1. Bigger CPP, Bigger Risks: What “Fully Funded” Expansion Means and Doesn’t Mean
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  2. Equipment Failure: Feeble Business Investment Costs Canadians their Competitive Edge
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Premium Compensation: The Ballooning Cost of Federal Government Employees
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  4. The Fiscal Implications of Canadians’ Working Longer
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (2)

2016

  1. Healthcare Spending Decelerating? Not so Fast!
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (1)

2015

  1. A Crisis of Capital: Canadian Workers Need More Tools, Buildings and Equipment
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  2. Delivering Healthcare to an Aging Population: Nova Scotia’s Fiscal Glacier
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  3. Drawing Down Our Savings: The Prospects for RRIF Holders Following the 2015 Federal Budget
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Are Demographics a Fiscal Iceberg for Newfoundland and Labrador?
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  5. Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Prince Edward Island’s $13 Billion Healthcare Squeeze
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  6. Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Impact of New Brunswick’s Demographic Glacier
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  7. Ottawa's Secret Debt: The Burden and Risks of Federal Employee Pensions
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (1)

2014

  1. An Aging Population Fiscal Challenge: Planning for Healthcare Costs in Quebec
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  2. Bending Canada's Healthcare Cost Curve: Watch Not What Governments Say, But What They Do
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  3. Capital Needed: Canada Needs More Robust Business Investment
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  4. Healthcare and an Aging Population: Managing Slow-Growing Revenues and Rising Health Spending in British Columbia
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  5. Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: How Manitoba Can Confront Its Healthcare Glacier
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  6. Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Ontario’s Troubling Collision Course
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  7. Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Good—and Bad—News About Saskatchewan’s Fiscal Glacier
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  8. Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: How Alberta Can Confront its Fiscal Glacier
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  9. Outliving Our Savings: Registered Retirement Income Funds Rules Need a Big Update
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (1)

2013

  1. Equipping Canadian Workers: Business Investment Loses a Step against Competitors Abroad
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Does the Demographic Glacier Portend a Fiscal Ice-Age in Ontario?
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: How Alberta Can Confront its Coming Fiscal Challenge
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: New Brunswick’s $78 Billion Question
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  5. Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Prince Edward Island’s $14 Billion Healthcare Glacier
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  6. Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Some Good News and Some Bad News for Saskatchewan
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (2)
  7. Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Challenge Quebec Has Yet to Face
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (1)
  8. Managing healthcare for an aging population: will demographics push Newfoundland and Labrador into a fiscal deep freeze?
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  9. Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: British Columbia Confronts its Glacier
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (2)
  10. Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Manitoba’s Looming Funding Gap
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (1)
  11. Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Nova Scotia’s Healthcare Glacier
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads

2012

  1. Federal Employee Pension Reforms: First Steps - on a Much Longer Journey
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (3)
  2. From Living Well to Working Well: Raising Canada's Performance in Non-residential Investment
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (5)
  3. What to do About Seniors' Benefits in Canada: the Case for letting Recipients Take Richer Payments Later
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (3)

2011

  1. Ottawa's Pension Gap: The Growing and Under-reported Cost of Federal Employee Pensions
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (7)
  2. The Retooling Challenge: Canada's Struggle to Close the Capital Investment Gap
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  3. When Striking an Awkward Balance Means Striking Out: Budget 2011
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (3)

2010

  1. Disarmed and Disadvantaged: Canada’s Workers Need More Physical Capital to Confront the Productivity Challenge
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (4)
  2. The Glacier Grinds Closer: How Demographics Will Change Canada’s Fiscal Landscape
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (8)
  3. The Public-Sector Pension Bubble: Time to Confront the Unmeasured Cost of Ottawa's Pensions
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (5)
  4. Unbalanced Books: How to Improve Toronto’s Fiscal Accountability
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (2)

2009

  1. Boomer Bulge: Dealing with the Stress of Demographic Change on Government Budgets in Canada
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads
  2. Lasting Bang for the Stimulus Buck: Priorities for the 2009 Federal Budget
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads

2007

  1. Found Money: Matching Canadians' Saving with Their Infrastructure Needs
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Give Canadian Workers the Tools to do the Job! Why Canada Needs More Robust Capital Investment
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (8)
  3. Stuck on a Spoke: Proliferating Bilateral Trade Deals are a Dangerous Game for Canada
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (5)
  4. Will C-36 Undermine CPP “9.9”? Benefit Enhancement and the Sustainability of the Canada Pension Plan
    e-briefs, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads

2006

  1. Accounting for and Thinking about Social Security Liabilities in Canada
    Discussion Paper, Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University Downloads

1994

  1. Endogenous Buffer Stock Money
    UWO Department of Economics Working Papers, University of Western Ontario, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)

Journal Articles

2019

  1. Big Spenders: Canada’s Senior Governments Have a Bad Budget Habit
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2019, (548) Downloads
  2. From A to F: Grading the Fiscal Transparency of Canada’s Cities, 2019
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2019, (560) Downloads
  3. Less Debt, More Growth: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2019
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2019, (531) Downloads
  4. Show and Tell: Rating the Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments, 2019
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2019, (545) Downloads View citations (2)
  5. Thin Capitalization: Weak Business Investment Undermines Canadian Workers
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2019, (550) Downloads

2018

  1. Blown Budgets: Canada’s Senior Governments Need Better Fiscal Controls
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2018, (512) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Retiring Employees, Unretired Debt: The Surprising Hidden Cost of Federal Employee Pensions
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2018, (514) Downloads
  3. Righting the Course: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2018
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2018, (503) Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Show Us the Numbers: Grading the Financial Reports of Canada’s Municipalities
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2018, (524) Downloads
  5. The Numbers Game: Rating the Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2018, (511) Downloads View citations (1)
  6. Tooling up: Canada Needs More Robust Capital Investment
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2018, (520) Downloads View citations (1)
  7. Wild Numbers: Getting Better Fiscal Accountability in Canada’s Municipalities
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2018, (527) Downloads

2017

  1. Enduring Virtues: Saving and Investing as National Priorities in 2017
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2017, (467) Downloads
  2. Fuzzy Finances: Grading the Financial Reports of Canada’s Municipalities
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2017, (496) Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Getting Real: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2017
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2017, (470) Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Hidden Spending: The Fiscal Impact of Federal Tax Concessions
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2017, (469) Downloads View citations (1)
  5. Numbers You can Trust? The Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments, 2017
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2017, (476) Downloads
  6. Rethinking Limits on Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings in Canada
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2017, (495) Downloads View citations (1)

2016

  1. Controlling the Public Purse: The Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2016, (448) Downloads
  2. Two Sets of Books at City Hall? Grading the Financial Reports of Canada’s Cities
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2016, (460) Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Where the Bucks Stop: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2016
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2016, (447) Downloads
  4. Worse Than It Looks: The True Burden and Risks of Federal Employee Pension Plans
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2016, (449) Downloads View citations (1)

2015

  1. Adaptability, Accountability and Sustainability: Intergovernmental Fiscal Arrangements in Canada
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2015, (431) Downloads
  2. Building Better Budgets: Canada’s Cities Should Clean Up their Financial Reporting
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2015, (439) Downloads
  3. By the Numbers: The Fiscal Accountability of Canada's Senior Governments, 2015
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2015, (424) Downloads
  4. Challenges, Growth and Opportunity: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2015
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2015, (423) Downloads

2014

  1. Baffling Budgets: The Sorry State of Municipal Fiscal Accountability in Canada
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2014, (397) Downloads
  2. Credibility on the (Bottom) Line: The Fiscal Accountability of Canada's Senior Governments, 2013
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2014, (404) Downloads
  3. Equipping Canadians for Success: A Shadow Budget for 2014
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2014, (399) Downloads
  4. Ottawa’s Hidden Deficit: The Widening Gap between Federal Government Pension Liabilities and Assets
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2014, (406) Downloads

2013

  1. Canada's 2012 Fiscal Accountability Rankings
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2013, (373) Downloads View citations (12)
  2. Prudence and Opportunity: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2013
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2013, (375) Downloads

2012

  1. Achieving Balance, Spurring Growth: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2012
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2012, (344) Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Fixing MP Pensions: Parliamentarians Must Lead Canada's Move to Fairer, and Better-Funded Retirements
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2012, (146) Downloads View citations (5)
  3. More RRBs, Please! Why Ottawa Should Issue More Inflation-Indexed Bonds
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2012, (363) Downloads View citations (3)
  4. Ottawa's Pension Abyss: The Rapid Hidden Growth of Federal-Employee Retirement Liabilities
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2012, (370) Downloads View citations (6)

2011

  1. A Faster Track to Fiscal Balance: The 2011 Shadow Budget
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2011, (320) Downloads View citations (10)
  2. A Social Insurance Model for Pharmacare: Ontario's Options for a More Sustainable, Cost-Effective Drug Program
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2011, (326) Downloads View citations (4)
  3. Don’t Double Down on the CPP: Expansion Advocates Understate the Plan’s Risks
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2011, (137) Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Holding Canada's Cities to Account: an Assessment of Municipal Fiscal Management
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2011, (145) Downloads View citations (10)
  5. Impulse Spending: Canada's 2011 Fiscal Accountability Rankings
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2011, (142) Downloads
  6. The Costs of Inflexible Indexing: Avoiding the Adverse Fiscal Impacts of Lower Inflation
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2011, (322) Downloads View citations (6)

2010

  1. Back to Balance: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2010
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2010, (127) Downloads
  2. Canada’s Looming Retirement Challenge: Will Future Retirees Be Able to Maintain Their Living Standards upon Retirement?
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2010, (317) Downloads View citations (14)
  3. Cutting Through Pension Complexity: Easy Steps Forward for the 2010 Federal Budget
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2010, (126) Downloads View citations (5)
  4. Freeing up Food: The Ongoing Cost, and Potential Reform, of Supply Management
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2010, (128) Downloads View citations (14)
  5. Target Practice Needed: Canada’s 2010 Fiscal Accountability Rankings
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2010, (129) Downloads

2009

  1. Faster, Younger, Richer? The Fond Hope and Sobering Reality of Immigration's Impact on Canada's Demographic and Economic Future
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2009, (291) Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Near Hits and Big Misses: Canada's 2009 Fiscal Accountability Rankings
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2009, (117) Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Stress Test: Demographic Pressures and Policy Options in Atlantic Canada
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2009, (120) Downloads View citations (7)
  4. Supersized Superannuation: The Startling Fair-Value Cost of Federal Government Pensions
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2009, (122) Downloads View citations (12)
  5. To the Next Level: From Gold Standard to Inflation Targets - to Price Stability?
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2009, (285) Downloads View citations (2)

2008

  1. Off the Mark: Canada's 2008 Fiscal Accountability Ranking (also available in French)
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2008, (112) Downloads
  2. Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Employer-Sponsored Pension Plans in Canada
    Canadian Public Policy, 2008, 34, (s1), 1-6
  3. Safe Harbours: Providing Protection for Canada's Money-Purchase Plan Sponsors
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2008, (110) Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Steering Through Turbulence: The Shadow Federal Budget for 2008
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2008, (111) Downloads View citations (4)

2007

  1. Fiscal Tonic for an Aging Nation: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2007
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2007, (101) Downloads
  2. Ill-Defined Benefits: The Uncertain Present and Brighter Future of Employee Pensions in Canada
    C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, 2007, (250) Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Missed Targets: Canada's 2007 Fiscal Accountability Ranking
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2007, (100) Downloads View citations (5)
  4. Realistic Expectations: Demographics and the Pursuit of Prosperity in Saskatchewan
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2007, (107) Downloads
  5. Time and Money: The Challenge of Demographic Change and Government Finances in Canada
    C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, 2007, (109) Downloads View citations (4)

1998

  1. Federal Debt Reduction: Choosing Paths
    Canadian Public Policy, 1998, 24, (3), 356-362 Downloads

Books

2004

  1. Two Percent Target: The Context, Theory, and Practice of Canadian Monetary Policy since 1991
    C.D. Howe Institute Policy Studies, C.D. Howe Institute Downloads View citations (1)

Chapters

2001

  1. Six Pillars of Social Policy: The State of Pensions and Health Care in Canada
    A chapter in The State of Economics in Canada: Festschrift in Honour of David Slater, 2001, pp 183-224 Downloads
 
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