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Is China Headed for Stagnation?

January 28, 2013

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

Last year, economists Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson published their ground-breaking analysis of the crucial role that institutions play in determining economic development. One of the boldest and most controversial claims made in Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and ...

Alberta’s Fiscal Model Needs a Fresh Re-think

January 22, 2013

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
Forecasting and Analysis

Alberta is arguably the most blessed jurisdiction in North America. Despite the continued- bumpy global economic environment, prospects are better in Alberta than in every other state and province in North America. The Conference Board of Canada forecasts ...

Le lockout est peut-être fini, mais le modèle financier de la LNH continue de battre de l’aile

January 14, 2013

Glen Hodgson
Vice-président principal et économiste en chef
Prévisions et analyses

Directeur
Centre des études municipales

English version

Le lockout de la LNH est enfin terminé et, partout au Canada et dans le Nord des États-Unis, les supporters purs et durs sont ravis du retour ...

The Lockout May Be Over, but the NHL's Business Model Is Still Broken

January 11, 2013

Glen Hodgson
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist
Forecasting and Analysis

Director
Centre for Municipal Studies

Version française

The NHL lockout is finally over, and the many serious hockey fans across Canada and the northern United States are excited about the return of the fastest game ...

Is 2 Per Cent Growth the New Normal?

January 04, 2013

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate,
Economic Services

Productivity guru Professor Robert Gordon, an economics professor at Northwestern University, recently asked an intriguing question: If given a choice, would you rather have all of the latest technological inventions such as Facebook and the iPhone, or running water and indoor ...


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