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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.

Measuring Innovation in Canada: The Tale Told by Patent Applications
November 28, 2014 - Aaron Jacobs, Benjamin Dachis, Nicholas Chesterley and Robbie Brydon
Alberta and Ontario are leading the pack in innovation as measured by patents filed per capita, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Measuring Innovation in Canada: The Tale...
Tax Policy for a New Era: Promoting Economic Growth and Fairness
November 26, 2014 - Kevin Milligan
Canada’s tax system needs a new blueprint to respond to challenges from global trends, according to a groundbreaking report released today.  In “Tax Policy for a New Era: Promoting Economic Growth...
It’s Alive! Corporate Cash and Business Investment
August 27, 2014 - Finn Poschmann
Policymakers should not overreact to perceptions of corporate ‘dead money’, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “It’s Alive! Corporate Cash and Business Investment,” author Finn...
Capital Needed: Canada Needs More Robust Business Investment
July 17, 2014 - Benjamin Dachis, Nicholas Chesterley and William B.P. Robson
Canada’s performance in business investment per worker relative to its peers is sliding, led by dismal performances in Quebec and Ontario, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Capital...
The Public Purse versus Private Wallets: Comparing Provincial Approaches to Investing in Economic Growth
June 25, 2014 - Philip Cross
Canadian provinces have parted ways when it comes to their share of public- versus private-sector investment, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “The Public Purse versus Private...
Equipping Canadian Workers: Business Investment Loses a Step against Competitors Abroad
November 6, 2013 - Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson
After several years of relatively robust performance, Canada is lagging its peers in business investment growth, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe institute. In “Equipping Canadian Workers:...
Dachis and Jacobs - How Diversified is Alberta’s Innovation?
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis and Aaron Jacobs To: Members of Alberta’s Energy Diversification Advisory Committee Date: October 27, 2016 Re: How diversified is Alberta’s innovation? Congratulations on your...
Intellectual Property Income Taxation: An Update
Intelligence Memos
September 28, 2016 By: Nick Pantaleo and Scott Wilkie In 2013, we proposed a “patent” or “innovation” box to encourage research and development and generate positive “spillovers”, including...
Failures and job losses are integral to economic growth: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
By Peter Howitt With the Canadian economy shrinking for the past two quarters, the news has looked grim. But people leaving jobs and companies going out of business can also be signs of a dynamic...

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18 Apr 2017
Apr
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  • John Knubley, Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Roundtable Luncheon - Canada’s Innovation Agenda: Next Steps
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Johnson & Johnson
23 Mar 2017
Mar
23
  • Inside Access: Increasing Canada's Competitive Edge through Capital Investments
Conference Call with Bill Robson, President and Chief Executive Officer, C.D. Howe Institute; and Ben Dachis, Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
01 Feb 2017
Feb
01
  • Inside Access: Government Intervention in Venture Capital in Canada
Conference Call with Richard Rémillard, President, Remillard Consulting Group
Conference Call
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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