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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.

Equipment Failure: Feeble Business Investment Costs Canadians their Competitive Edge
March 24, 2017 - William B.P. Robson, Aaron Jacobs and Benjamin Dachis
Business investment per worker in Canada is at its worst level compared to the United States in more than a quarter century, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Equipment Failure:...
Government Intervention in Venture Capital in Canada: Toward Greater Transparency and Accountability
January 26, 2017 - Richard Rémillard
Governments across Canada need to reform their approach to venture capital policy, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Government Intervention in Venture Capital in Canada:...
A Crisis of Capital: Canadian Workers Need More Tools, Buildings and Equipment
December 16, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs, Benjamin Dachis and William B.P. Robson
For the first time since the 2008-2009 economic crisis and recession, capital investment by business has declined, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “A Crisis of Capital: Canadian...
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...
Small Business Preferences as a Barrier to Growth: Not so Tall After All
May 20, 2015 - Benjamin Dachis and John Lester
Small business tax breaks do not create significant barriers to growth, but they still come with a high cost, says a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Small Business Preferences...
Simplifying the Rule Book: a Proposal to Reform and Clarify Canada’s Policy on Inward Foreign Direct Investment
May 3, 2015 - A.E. Safarian
Ottawa should end the economic review of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Simplifying the Rule Book: a Proposal to Reform and...
Our Workers Outgunned: Financial Post Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Business investment in Canada is weak. The 2017 federal budget highlighted how it is lagging the rest of the economy. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and his colleagues have expressed concerns...
Plant and James - Business Innovation Spending May Be Bigger Than You Think
Intelligence Memos
From: Charles Plant and Kay James To: The Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development CC: Anil Anora, Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada Date: April 5, 2017 Re:...
Dachis and Jacobs - How Diversified is Alberta’s Innovation?
Intelligence Memos
From: Benjamin Dachis and Aaron Jacobs To: Members of Alberta’s Energy Diversification Advisory Committee Date: October 27, 2016 Re: How diversified is Alberta’s innovation? Congratulations on your...
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'...
22 Jun 2017
Jun
22
  • Dr. David Naylor, O.C., Chair, Canada’s Fundamental Science Review
Roundtable Luncheon - Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, June 22, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
18 Apr 2017
Apr
18
  • John Knubley, Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Roundtable Luncheon - Canada’s Innovation Agenda: Next Steps
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, April 18, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Johnson & Johnson
23 Mar 2017
Mar
23
  • Inside Access: Increasing Canada's Competitive Edge through Capital Investments
Conference Call with Bill Robson, President and Chief Executive Officer, C.D. Howe Institute; and Ben Dachis, Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute
Conference Call
Thursday, March 23, 2017,
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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