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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 November

Business Cases for Major Public Infrastructure Projects in Canada Downloads
Mario Iacobacci
Taxing Feedlots in Alberta: Lethbridge County's Tax on Confined Feeding Operations Downloads
Bev Dahlby, Melville McMillan and Mukesh Khanal

2017, issue October

Putting the Alberta Budget on a New Trajectory Downloads
Janice MacKinnon and Jack M. Mintz

2017, issue September

Big and Little Feet: A Comparison of Provincial Level Consumption- and Production-Based Emissions Footprints Downloads
Sarah Dobson and Garret Fellows
2016 Status Report on Major Equipment Procurement Downloads
David Perry
A 2017 Update of Taxation of Oil Investments in Canada and the United States: How U.S. Tax Reform Could Affect Competitiveness Downloads
Daria Crisan and Jack M. Mintz
Stay the Course or Seize an Opportunity? Options for Alberta’s Post-Secondary Institutions in a Period of Uncertainty About the Rebound of the Oil Economy Downloads
Ken Norrie and J.C. Herbert Emery

2017, issue August

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

2017, issue June

The Ground Rules for Effective OBAs: Principles for Addressing Carbon-Pricing Competitiveness Concerns through the Use of Output-Based Allocations Downloads
Sarah Dobson, Garret Fellows, Trevor Tombe and Jennifer Winter
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 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
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