Elmira Aliakbari

Senior Economist, Fraser Institute

Elmira Aliakbari is Senior Economist at the Fraser Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Guelph in 2016 and her B.S. in Economics and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Tehran in Iran (2003 and 2007).  She has studied public policy involving energy and environment for nearly 7 years. Prior to joining the Fraser Institute Ms. Aliakbari was Director of Research, Energy, Ecology and Prosperity with the Frontier Center for Public Policy.  Her commentaries have appeared in major Canadian newspapers such as the Globe and Mail, National Post, Financial Post and Edmonton Journal.

Recent Research by Elmira Aliakbari

— Oct 17, 2017
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Rising Electricity Costs and Declining Employment in Ontario’s Manufacturing Sector

Rising Electricity Costs and Declining Employment in Ontario’s Manufacturing Sector finds that Ontario’s rising electricity prices—now the highest in Canada—have cost the province an estimated 74,881 manufacturing jobs since the 2008 recession.

— Jul 20, 2017
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Evaluating Electricity Price Growth in Ontario

Evaluating Electricity Price Growth in Ontario finds that hydro prices in Ontario increased twice as fast as the national average over the past decade, and the average Toronto resident now pays $60 more per month than the average Canadian for electricity.

— Apr 20, 2017
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Canada's Air Quality Since 1970: An Environmental Success Story

Canada's Air Quality Since 1970: An Environmental Success Story finds that levels of four major air pollutants—ground-level ozone, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide—have all fallen substantially since the 1970s despite significant population and economic growth and increased energy usage over the same time.