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Unstable Ukrainian Economy the Backdrop for Ongoing Political Drama

December 23, 2013

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

Russia has just played a very aggressive hand in Ukraine by offering to provide $15 billion in new financing and to cut the price of vital natural gas exports. For their part, European Union foreign ministers already offered ...

The Fiscal Benefits of Prevention and Wellness: Fresh Evidence From Alberta

December 12, 2013

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

Common sense would suggest that prevention of illness and improved population health saves money and can help make the health care system more sustainable. That common-sense view has new evidence to support it from a recent study by ...

Narrow Interest Groups Shackle EU and Japanese Recoveries

December 10, 2013

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate
Economic Services

Powerful interest groups (think labour unions, farm lobbies, and business groups) are damaging the economic recoveries in many eurozone countries and Japan. The influence they have on government policies that support their aims enables them to extract a bigger piece of the ...


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