Government Role

The consequences of over-reliance on oil

Part I of the series on how Canada was unprepared for the drop in oil prices.

Reliance on oil means unnecessary pain

Summary of three-part series of article CMIS will be posting on how Canada could have avoided the problems caused by the drop in oil prices.

New report looks at role government investment could play in Canadian economy

Work by economists like Mariana Mazzucato has led to growing recognition that many of the key innovations that fueled economic growth were funded by governments.

Canadian Wheat Board privatization news suggests economic needs taking a back seat

The suggestion that the federal government plans to give away the assets of the Canadian Wheat Board to a multinational corporation instead of selling them to a farmer-owned group is not a surprise.

Bank report suggests reducing income inequality good for economy

A recent report from the TD Bank calls for measures to reduce income inequality as a way to encourage economic growth.

The recommendations of the report are based on research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that found that a 1% increase in income inequality reduces GDP growth by between 0.6% and 1.1%.