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Charles Lammam

Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute

Charles Lammam is Director of Fiscal Studies at the Fraser Institute. He holds an M.A. in public policy and a B.A. in economics with a minor in business administration from Simon Fraser University. Since joining the Institute, Mr. Lammam has published over 80 studies and 300 original articles on a wide range of economic policy issues including taxation, government finances, pensions, investment, income inequality and mobility, labour, entrepreneurship, public-private partnerships, and charitable giving. His articles have appeared in every major national and regional newspaper in Canada (including the Globe and Mail and National Post) as well as prominent US-based publications (including Forbes and The American). Mr. Lammam’s career in public policy spans over a decade. He regularly gives presentations to various groups, comments in print media, and appears on radio and television broadcasts across the country to discuss the Institute’s research. He has also appeared before committees of the House of Commons as an expert witness.

Recent Research by Charles Lammam

— Jan 12, 2017
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in British Columbia

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in British Columbia finds that government workers in B.C. receive 7.4 per cent higher wages, on average, than comparable workers in the private sector, and enjoy much more generous non-wage benefits, too. For example, nine-in-ten public sector workers have defined benefit pension plans, compared to just one-in-ten in the private sector. And government workers retire, on average, 2.5 years earlier.

— Dec 15, 2016
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Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2016 Generosity Index

Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2016 Generosity Index finds that the percentage of Canadians claiming charitable donations on their taxes—and the amount they’re giving as a percentage of their income—is the lowest it’s been in a decade. And Americans donate two-and-a-half times more to charities than Canadians, as a percentage of income. The state of Utah tops the list of 64 North American jurisdictions in the Index. Manitoba (37th place) remains the highest ranked Canadian jurisdiction.

— Dec 8, 2016
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Canada

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Canada finds that government workers in Canada get 10.6 per cent higher pay than comparable private-sector workers and also enjoy more generous benefits—including earlier retirement, more personal leave, more job security and better pensions.