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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.

Tooling Up: Canada Needs More Robust Capital Investment
September 13, 2018 - William B.P. Robson, Jeremy Kronick and Jacob Kim
Weak business investment is a threat to Canada’s future prosperity, according to a new report published by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Tooling up: Canada Needs More Robust Capital Investment,”...
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...
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'...
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  • The Innovation and Competitive Imperative: Seizing Opportunities for Growth
Roundtable Luncheon with Murad Al-Katib, Charles Deguire, and Lorraine Mitchelmore
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
20 Sep 2018
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  • Inside Access: Tooling Up - Canada Needs More Robust Capital Investment
An exclusive members only conference call with author Jeremy Kronick
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
06 Apr 2018
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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
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Johnson & Johnson Inc.

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