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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.

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...
Measuring Innovation in Canada: The Tale Told by Patent Applications
November 28, 2014 - Aaron Jacobs, Benjamin Dachis, Nicholas Chesterley and Robbie Brydon
Alberta and Ontario are leading the pack in innovation as measured by patents filed per capita, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Measuring Innovation in Canada: The Tale...
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...
Intellectual Property Income Taxation: An Update
Intelligence Memos
September 28, 2016 By: Nick Pantaleo and Scott Wilkie In 2013, we proposed a “patent” or “innovation” box to encourage research and development and generate positive “spillovers”, including...
Failures and job losses are integral to economic growth: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
By Peter Howitt With the Canadian economy shrinking for the past two quarters, the news has looked grim. But people leaving jobs and companies going out of business can also be signs of a dynamic...
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'...
28 Mar 2017
Mar
28
  • 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, March 28, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Johnson & Johnson
01 Feb 2017
Feb
01
  • Inside Access: Government Intervention in Venture Capital in Canada
Conference Call with Richard Rémillard, President, Remillard Consulting Group
Conference Call
Wednesday, February 1, 2017,
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
10 Nov 2016
Nov
10
  • Inside Access: In Support of the Longer Minimum Bid Period
Call with Sharon Geraghty, Partner, Torys LLP
Toronto
Thursday, November 10, 2016,
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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