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Productivity and the Financial Sector – What’s Missing?
April 10, 2018 - Jeremy Kronick

Canada’s financial institutions are key to solving the country’s productivity problem, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Productivity and the Financial Sector – What’s...

Regulatory Reform in Ontario: Machine Learning and Regulation
March 29, 2018

Regulators can better use big data and machine learning to save time and money for businesses, individuals and themselves, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Regulatory...

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...

Hilber, Palmer, Pinchbeck - Does Historic Designation Induce Higher Energy Costs?
Intelligence Memos
From: Christian Hilber, Charles Palmer and Ted Pinchbeck To: Heritage preservation policymakers Date: May 23, 2018 Re: Does Historic Designation Induce Higher Energy Costs? Policies to preserve...
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...
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