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This research area covers policies that affect the climate or incentives for business investment, and that influence business growth and innovation stemming from or embodied in human capital, R&D, fixed investments or the organisation of businesses themselves, including corporate governance issues.

Regulatory Reform in Ontario: Machine Learning and Regulation
March 29, 2018
Regulators can better use big data and machine learning to save time and money for businesses, individuals and themselves, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Regulatory...
Canada's 2018 Innovation Policy Report Card
February 28, 2018 - Daniel Schwanen and Rosalie Wyonch
This E-Brief introduces a new innovation policy report card, comparing key policy indicators affecting innovation performance across 14 countries, focusing on the implications for Canada. The report...
Risk and Readiness: The Impact of Automation on Provincial Labour Markets
January 16, 2018 - Rosalie Wyonch
Some provinces, with more economic diversification or a concentration of workers in areas that are not very susceptible to automation, appear to be better situated for technological change than...
Innovation Policy in Canada: A Holistic Approach
December 14, 2017 - Daniel Schwanen
Canada’s mediocre innovation performance calls for a broader policy approach, according to a new report from the C. D. Howe Institute. In “Innovation Policy in Canada: A Holistic Approach,” author...
Equipment Failure: Feeble Business Investment Costs Canadians their Competitive Edge
March 24, 2017 - William B.P. Robson, Aaron Jacobs and Benjamin Dachis
Business investment per worker in Canada is at its worst level compared to the United States in more than a quarter century, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Equipment Failure:...
Government Intervention in Venture Capital in Canada: Toward Greater Transparency and Accountability
January 26, 2017 - Richard Rémillard
Governments across Canada need to reform their approach to venture capital policy, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Government Intervention in Venture Capital in Canada:...
Anthony Niblett - Machines to the Rescue in Cutting Red Tape
Intelligence Memos
From: Anthony Niblett To: Regulators and the Regulated across Canada Date: April 10, 2018 Re: Machines to the Rescue in Cutting Red Tape Government regulation of individual and business activity is...
Schwanen, Wyonch - An Innovation Report Card for Canada
Intelligence Memos
From: Daniel Schwanen and Rosalie Wyonch To: Innovation Policymakers Date: March 26, 2018 Re: An Innovation Report Card for Canada Fostering innovation in the Canadian economy requires bringing a pro...
Robson, Kim - Let’s Get You the Tools You Need to Succeed
Intelligence Memos
From: William B.P. Robson and Jacob Kim To: Canadian Workers Date: March 12, 2018 Re: Let’s Get You the Tools You Need to Succeed Would we send a Canadian hockey team into international competition...
Évaluation de projets publics: risques, coût de financement et coût du capital
Research
Le coût des investissements du secteur public dans les projets d'infrastructures sont sous-estimés et doivent comprendre les risques encourus par les contribuables, selon un rapport publié aujourd'...
06 Apr 2018
Apr
06
  • Innovation Policy: Making Canada an Economic Powerhouse
Roundtable Luncheon with Mitch Davies, Councillor Michelle Holland, Allan Miranda and Daniel Schwanen
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Friday, April 6, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Johnson & Johnson Inc.
16 Mar 2018
Mar
16
  • Inside Access: Canada's 2018 Innovation Policy Report Card
Conference Call with Daniel Schwanen, Vice President, Research, C.D. Howe Institute and Rosalie Wyonch, Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Friday, March 16, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
15 Feb 2018
Feb
15
  • The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Minister of Economic Development and Growth, Ontario
Building and Maintaining Ontario’s Place in the New Global Economy
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Insurance Bureau of Canada

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