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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.

Foreign Direct Investment in Canada – The Case for Further Openness and Transparency
July 26, 2018 - Daniel Schwanen
Canada’s performance in attracting foreign direct investment faces serious headwinds, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Foreign Direct Investment in Canada – The Case for...
Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System through the Virtualization of Services
May 23, 2018 - Will Falk and Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia
Virtual care is a natural next step in technological innovation for healthcare, according to a new report published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System through the...
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...
Benjamin Dachis - Business Property Tax Cuts Can Be a Secret Weapon
Intelligence Memos
To: Doug Ford and Ontario’s New Government cc: Governments across Canada From: Benjamin Dachis Date: July 12, 2018 Re: Business Property Tax Cuts Can Be a Secret Weapon Your government has committed...
Dachis, Kim - How Calgary (Quietly) Took the Lead as Canada’s Innovation Leader
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis and Jacob Kim To: Innovation-Attentive Canadians Date: June 13, 2018 Re: How Calgary (Quietly) Took the Lead as Canada’s Innovation Leader Which is the most innovative city in...
Laurence Kotlikoff - Our Economic Future and How to Fix It
Intelligence Memos
From: Laurence Kotlikoff To: Global policymakers Date: June 8, 2018 Re: Our Economic Future and How to Fix It (An extract of remarks at the C.D. Howe Institute’s annual Jack Mintz Lecture) Let me...
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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