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This research area concerns public institutions and rules governing decision-making in government or in government-supported organisations, affecting economic outcomes. It covers, for example, the role and governance of charities, federalism and urban governance issues, and questions of accountability and transparency in government.

Revisions to Economic Statistics and Their Impact on Policymaking
October 17, 2017 - Philip Cross
Policymakers need not be the passive victims of revisions to the economic data they are scrutinizing, according to a report by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Revisions to Economic Statistics and Their...
Premium Compensation: The Ballooning Cost of Federal Government Employees
The cost of federal employees has risen rapidly, with total compensation per employee jumping nearly 5% per year on average over the past decade, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “...
Defining the Public Interest in Regulatory Decisions: The Case for Economic Efficiency
May 9, 2017 - Jeffrey Church
Canada’s public utility regulators, in sectors ranging from energy to telecommunications, are facing a crisis of legitimacy because they promise more than they can deliver and do not deliver what...
Numbers You can Trust? The Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments, 2017
April 25, 2017 - Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson
Alberta and New Brunswick come out on top in the Institute’s latest report card on government financial reporting, with Prince Edward Island trailing the pack. In Numbers You can Trust? The Fiscal...
Getting Real: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2017
Ottawa should set out a path back toward balance to inspire confidence among savers and investors, says the C.D. Howe Institute’s annual Shadow Federal Budget. In “Getting Real: A Shadow Federal...
Hidden Spending: The Fiscal Impact of Federal Tax Concessions
February 16, 2017 - William B.P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
More than $16 billion of annual “tax expenditures” never show up on the federal government’s books, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Hidden Spending: The Fiscal Impact of...
Philip Cross - Policymakers Need Not be Passive Victims of Economic Data Revisions
Intelligence Memos
From: Philip Cross To: Concerned Canadians Date: October 20, 2017 Re: Policymakers Need Not be Passive Victims of Economic Data Revisions Policymakers need not be the passive victims of revisions to...
Paul Thomas - Modernizing the Governance Framework for Statistics Canada
Intelligence Memos
From:  Paul Thomas To:  Concerned Canadians Date:  October 13, 2017 Re: Modernizing the Governance Framework for Statistics Canada In many countries, national statistical agencies face political...
Wyonch, Robson & Laurin - Why the Small Business Deduction Should be a Young Business Deduction
Intelligence Memos
From: Rosalie Wyonch, Bill Robson, and Alex Laurin To: The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: February 28, 2017 Re: Why the Small Business Deduction Should be a Young Business...
18 Dec 2017
Dec
18
  • Leaders and Laggards: The 2017 Score card on Cities’ Financial Reporting
Roundtable Luncheon with Guillaume Lavoie and William Robson
Monday, December 18, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
11 May 2017
May
11
  • The Ballooning Cost of Federal Government Employees
Conference Call with Bill Robson, President and CEO, C.D. Howe Institute; and Alex Laurin, Director of Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
25 Apr 2017
Apr
25
  • Inside Access: Fiscal Accountability of Canada’s Senior Governments
Conference Call with Bill Robson, President and Chief Executive Officer, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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