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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 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....

Rewarding Innovation: Improving Federal Tax Support for Business R&D in Canada
September 22, 2011 - Mark Parsons

Ottawa could better foster business innovation in Canada by creating a competitive tax system across the entire innovation value chain, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe...

May 31, 2011 - Benjamin Dachis and Jan Carr

Ontario’s subsidy program for renewable electricity suppliers will cost Ontario electricity users about $310 a year, per household, unless the program is reformed, according to a report released...

Doug Ford almost got it right on cannabis - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Ontario Premier Doug Ford should be congratulated for improving Ontario’s marijuana market structure last week. He decided to privatize the retailing of marijuana in the province. That decision...
Curbs on demand won’t solve surging house prices in Canada - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
The cost of housing has been going through the roof in many parts of Canada. Most government policies have focused on curtailing the demand for housing. Ontario and B.C. have introduced foreign-...
Gulati, McAusland, Sallee - Heat My Seats: How Canadians Spend Their Hybrid Vehicle Rebates
Intelligence Memos
From: Sumeet Gulati, Carol McAusland and James Sallee To: Provincial Ministers of Transportation Date: January 10, 2018 Re: Heat My Seats: How Canadians Spend Their Hybrid Vehicle Rebates Ontario,...
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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