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Alberta’s Crude Dilemma

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  • Carlos Murillo
  • Pedro Antunes
| Jan 18, 2019

Is Democracy Doomed?

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  • Kip Beckman
| Nov 14, 2018

More Than Trade at Stake in Clash Between China and the United States

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  • Kip Beckman
| Oct 23, 2018

Is the U.S. on the Verge of an Economic Boom?

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  • Kip Beckman
| Sep 28, 2018

Are Trade Wars Really Easy to Win?

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  • Kip Beckman
| Jul 23, 2018
History reveals that trade wars don’t end well. There are so many moving parts and unintended consequences that it is virtually impossible to predict how things will unfold.

Rome is Burning

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  • Kip Beckman
| Jun 21, 2018
The nightmare known as the Italian debt crisis, which had been simmering on the back burner for a few years, has come back to life at a particularly inopportune time.

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

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  • Kip Beckman
| Jun 06, 2018
The greatest risk to the U.S. economic outlook is rapidly developing labour shortages. If firms can’t find the workers to run their operations, the economic expansion could grind to a halt.

More Than Just Mexico’s Economy at Stake in NAFTA Talks

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  • Kip Beckman
| Feb 01, 2018
What might take place in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada if the deal is scrapped?

NAFTA Termination? Canada’s Proactive Strategy

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  • Brent Dowdall
  • Danielle Goldfarb
  • Kristelle Audet
| Jan 19, 2018
The end of NAFTA would put at risk Canada’s privileged and certain access to the U.S. market and the highly integrated nature of Canada-U.S.-Mexico supply chains.

Almost Paradise: Cracking Down on Tax Havens

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  • Brent Dowdall
| Jan 10, 2018
Some observers have been quick to call for investigations and prosecutions of those mentioned in the Paradise Papers, a high-profile exposé of the financial dealings of the world’s wealthy.