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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.

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:...
A Crisis of Capital: Canadian Workers Need More Tools, Buildings and Equipment
December 16, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson
For the first time since the 2008-2009 economic crisis and recession, capital investment by business has declined, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “A Crisis of Capital: Canadian...
Mushrooms and Yeast: The Implications of Technological Progress for Canada’s Economic Growth
September 2, 2015 - Peter Howitt
Economic growth from technological innovation tends to spring up in unpredictable places, creating winners and losers, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Mushrooms and Yeast: The...
Adam Found and Peter Tomlinson - The Best (and Worst) Big Cities for Business Investment in Canada
Intelligence Memos
To: Municipal Finance Policymakers From: Adam Found and Peter Tomlinson Date: February 2, 2018 Re:  The Best (and Worst) Big Cities for Business Investment in Canada Before a business decides to...
Rosalie Wyonch - Rise of the Robots – Which Provinces are Ready?
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch To:  Education Policy Makers Across Canada Date: January 24, 2018 Re: Rise of the Robots – Which Provinces are Ready? Some provinces, with more economic diversification or a...
Rosalie Wyonch - There Are People Who Still Don’t Pump Their Gas?
Intelligence Memos
To: Canada’s Regulators From: Rosalie Wyonch Date: January 12, 2018 Re: There Are People Who Still Don’t Pump Their Gas? Yes, there are people that, by law, may not pump their own gas. But as of...
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'...
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Apr
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  • 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.
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
07 Feb 2018
Feb
07
  • Blockchain 2.0 – Applying Blockchain to Capital Markets
Webinar with Usman Sheikh and Fredrik Voss
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

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