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Milagros Palacios

Senior Research Economist, Fraser Institute

Milagros Palacios is a Senior Research Economist at the Fraser Institute. She holds a B.A. in Industrial Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Concepcion, Chile. Ms. Palacios has studied public policy involving taxation, government finances, investment, productivity, labour markets, and charitable giving, for nearly 10 years. Since joining the Institute, Ms. Palacios has authored or coauthored over 70 comprehensive research studies, 70 commentaries and four books. Her recent commentaries have appeared in major Canadian newspapers such as the National Post, Toronto Sun, Windsor Star, and Vancouver Sun.

Recent Research by Milagros Palacios

— Mar 14, 2017
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Sustainability of Health Care Spending in Canada 2017

The Sustainability of Health Care Spending in Canada 2017 finds that health-care spending by provincial governments has increased by 116 per cent since 2001 and is projected to keep growing over the next 15 years. In fact, by 2031, health-care spending is projected to consume 42.6 per cent of all provincial program spending (on average), up from 40.1 per cent in 2016 and 37.6 percent in 2001.

— Mar 9, 2017
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Alberta, 2017

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Alberta finds that government employees in Alberta—including federal, provincial and municipal workers—receive 7.9 per cent higher wages, on average, than comparable workers in the private sector and also enjoy much more generous non-wage benefits.

— Mar 9, 2017
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Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Quebec, 2017

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Quebec finds that government employees in Quebec—including federal, provincial and municipal workers—receive 9.1 per cent higher wages, on average, than comparable workers in the private sector and also enjoy much more generous non-wage benefits.