Milagros Palacios

Associate Director, Addington Centre for Measurement, Fraser Institute

Milagros Palacios is the Associate Director for the Addington Centre for Measurement at the Fraser Institute. She holds a B.S. 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

— Sep 26, 2017
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Measuring the Impact of Federal Personal Income Tax Changes on Middle Income Canadian Families

Measuring the Impact of Federal Personal Income Tax Changes on Middle Income Canadian Families finds that 81 per cent of middle-class families in Canada are paying higher income taxes due to changes made by the federal government. On average, middle-class families with children will pay $840 more in federal income taxes this year.

— Aug 24, 2017
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Canadian Consumer Tax Index 2017 finds that last year the average Canadian family paid twice as much of their income in taxes (42.5 per cent) as they did for housing (22.1 per cent). The annual study tracks the total tax bill of the average Canadian household from 1961 to 2016, and looks at both visible and hidden taxes that families pay to the federal, provincial and local governments, including income, payroll, sales, property, health, fuel and alcohol taxes, and more.

— Aug 1, 2017
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The Price of Public Health Care Insurance, 2017 edition

The Price of Public Health Care Insurance, 2017 finds that a typical Canadian family of four will pay $12,057 for health care this year—an increase of nearly 70 per cent over the last 20 years.