As national and provincial governments move carbon pricing forward at different paces and levels of stringency, concerns about business competitiveness often rise to the surface.
What is the scope of the challenge for different sectors in our provincial economies?
How can governments and industries determine, in an objective way, which businesses and sectors will face competitiveness pressures?
How can we design policy to address genuine concerns in an uneven carbon pricing landscape?
The Ecofiscal Commission’s research helps illuminate answers and offers a pragmatic starting point for broader discussion and information gathering required to address competitiveness issues head-on in a way that is fair, effective, and data-driven.
Dr. Chris Ragan is Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and Associate Professor, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, McGill University. Prior to joining the faculty at McGill in 1989, Chris Ragan was the David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute. Dr. Ragan has a Ph.D. in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.