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What do the Different Measures of GDP Tell Us?
December 8, 2016 - Philip Cross

How one views GDP has important implications for policymaking, states a new working paper from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "What do the Different Measures of GDP Tell Us?", author Phillip Cross ...

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 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...

Strength in Numbers? The Weak Effect of Manufacturing Clusters on Canadian Productivity
April 4, 2013 - Kristian Behrens

There is no strong link between the clustering of Canada’s manufacturing industries and their economic performance on a sector-wide basis, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe...

August 9, 2012 - Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson

Business investment in Canada is picking up relative to its international peers, but underlying problems remain, according to a report released by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “From Living Well to...

June 16, 2011 - Serge Coulombe

In the race to improve productivity and household incomes, winners and losers emerge among the Canadian provinces, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Lagging Behind:...

Rivers & Shaffer - Does Daylight Saving Time Reduce Energy Consumption? (Part 1)
Intelligence Memos
From: Nic Rivers and Blake Shaffer To: Canadians with one less hour of sleep Date: March 7, 2017 Re: Does Daylight Saving Time Reduce Energy Consumption? (Part 1) Every spring and fall, clocks across...
Making Sense of Alberta’s New Energy Efficiency Program: Maclean's
Op-Ed
Following a report by Alberta’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel, the government announced a large program last week aimed at improving the energy efficiency of homes, businesses and non-profits. It...
Drop in loonie poses threat to productivity: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
By Craig Alexander The precipitous decline in the Canadian dollar has come as a shock to many businesses. Only a few years ago, forecasters were telling them to come to terms with a currency at par...
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