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Recession Aftermath Still Haunts Many Americans

July 31, 2014

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate
Economic Services

Five years after the end of the Great Recession, the private sector in the United States has finally regained the nine-million jobs lost during the devastating downturn. Yet many Americans contend that the economy is still in terrible shape, despite the fact ...

Immigrants Strengthen Canada's Exports

July 30, 2014

Danielle  Goldfarb
Danielle Goldfarb

Associate Director
Global Commerce Centre

Canada has an export problem. Despite rapid growth in emerging markets, Canada's trade has flatlined over the past decade. With a relatively small domestic economy, Canadians depend on exports to sustain their high standard of living. And most exports go to the relatively ...

Can Anything Be Done to Slow Rising Global Inequality?

July 08, 2014

Kip Beckman
Principal Research Associate
Economic Services

French economist Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has taken the economics profession by storm. Piketty concludes that rising inequality isn’t simply a feature of modern times, but has been a key part of the capitalist system going ...

Beyond Hewing Wood and Drawing Water: Canada’s Hidden Export Gems

July 03, 2014

Kristelle Audet

Kristelle Audet
Economist
Canadian Industrial Outlook

Oil, wheat, canola, aircraft, and autos come to mind as typical Canadian exports. But Canadian companies have been globally successful in other, lesser-known sectors, according to a recent Conference Board of Canada report, Competing Globally: Canada’s Hidden Success Stories. These “success ...


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