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This research area covers the evaluation of the costs and benefits of capital projects of Canadian governments, such as roads, ports or public utilities, of financing modes for such projects, such as public-private partnerships, and the contribution of public infrastructure to economic growth.

A Better Flight Path: How Ottawa can Cash In on Airports and Benefit Travellers
February 7, 2017 - Steven Robins
The C.D. Howe Institute is embarking on a series of publications on Canada’s infrastructure policies, including electricity, airports, water, and an infrastructure bank. Below is a timely first look...
Tapping the Land: Tax Increment Financing of Infrastructure
March 29, 2016 - Adam Found
Cities across Canada should consider new and innovative approaches to financing their share of infrastructure spending, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Tapping the Land: Tax...
Getting More Buildings for our Bucks: Canadian Infrastructure Policy in 2016
January 13, 2016 - Benjamin Dachis
Canadian governments need to spend wisely in order to maximize their infrastructure dollars, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Getting More Buildings for our Bucks: Canadian...
Tackling Traffic: The Economic Cost of Congestion in Metro Vancouver
March 9, 2015 - Benjamin Dachis
The hidden costs of congestion are between $500 million and $1.2 billion a year for the Metro Vancouver area, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Tackling Traffic: The...
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...
The Valuation of Public Projects: Risks, Cost of Financing and Cost of Capital
September 12, 2013 - Eric Gravel, Marcel Boyer and Sandy Mokbel
The costs of public sector investments in infrastructure projects are underestimated and should include the risks to taxpayers who backstop them, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe...
Bert Clark - What Should Your Infrastructure Bank Look Like (Part 2)
Intelligence Memos
From: Bert Clark To: The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Date: February 3, 2017 Re: What Should Your Infrastructure Bank Look Like (Part 2) In recent years, a...
Bert Clark - What Should Your Infrastructure Bank Look Like (Part 1)
Intelligence Memos
From: Bert Clark To: The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Date: February 3, 2017 Re: What Should Your Infrastructure Bank Look Like (Part 1) The Federal Government has...
Toronto’s economy will pay the toll for Wynne’s ‘no’: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Friday that she will not allow the City of Toronto to proceed with road tolls. I’ll leave the politics of this decision to others, but the economic...
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'...
08 Feb 2017
Feb
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  • Inside Access: How Ottawa can Cash In on Airports and Benefit Travellers
Conference Call with Steven Robins, joint MBA and Master Public Policy Candidate, Harvard University 
Conference Call
Wednesday, February 8, 2017,
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
12 Apr 2016
Apr
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  • The Future of Transit in the GTHA
Roundtable Luncheon with Jennifer Keesmaat, Andy Byford and Bruce McCuaig
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, April 12, 2016,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
07 Dec 2015
Dec
07
Special Policy Conference
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Monday, December 7, 2015,
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Hatch Mott MacDonald
Metrolinx

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