Alana Wilson

Alana Wilson is a former Senior Economist with the Fraser Institute’s Centre for Natural Resources. She managed the content development for the Mining Facts website and analyzed mining policy and the impacts of mining in Canada and overseas. Ms. Wilson has a MSc. in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and a BSc. Agroecology (Honours) in Food and Resource Economics from the University of British Columbia. She joined the Fraser Institute in 2011 after working in international and rural development in Washington, D.C., Peru, Alberta, and British Columbia.

Recent Research by Alana Wilson

— Mar 2, 2014
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Survey of Mining Companies 2013

Since 1997, the Fraser Institute has conducted an annual survey of mining and exploration companies to assess how mineral endowments and public policy factors such as taxation and regulation affect exploration investment. Survey results now represent the opinions of executives and exploration managers in mining and mining consulting companies operating around the world. The survey includes data on 112 jurisdictions worldwide, on every continent except Antarctica, including sub-national jurisdictions in Canada, Australia, the United States, and Argentina.

— Dec 5, 2013
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Quebec's Mining Policy Performance

Mining exploration and extraction contributes to Quebec’s economy and creates high paying employment in remote and rural areas. It supports jobs in ore processing and contributes significantly to Quebec’s domestic exports. Yet this sector is currently facing numerous challenges that are threatening future exploration and mine development in the province.

— Nov 17, 2013
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This report presents the results of the Fraser Institute’s 7th annual survey of petroleum industry executives and managers regarding barriers to investment in oil and gas exploration and production facilities in various jurisdictions around the globe. Those barriers include high tax rates, costly regulatory obligations, uncertainty over environmental regulations and the interpretation and administration of regulations governing the “upstream” petroleum industry, and concerns over political stability and security of personnel and equipment. A total of 864 respondents participated in the survey, providing sufficient data to evaluate 157 jurisdictions.