Philip Cross

Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute

Philip Cross spent 36 years at Statistics Canada, the last few years as its Chief Economic Analyst. He wrote Statistics Canada's monthly assessment of the economy for years, as well as many feature articles for the Canadian Economic Observer. After leaving Statistics Canada, he worked for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. He has been widely-quoted over the years, and now writes a bi-weekly column for the National Post and other papers.

Recent Research by Philip Cross

— Feb 6, 2024
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Is the Federal Daycare Program Achieving Its Stated Goals?

Is the Federal Daycare Program Achieving Its Stated Goals? is a new study that finds the federal government’s initiative to expand subsidized daycare and raise the labour force participation rate of women has produced few results, nor has the roll-out of daycare meaningfully expanded employment in the industry.

— Jul 11, 2023
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What is Behind Canada’s Growth Crisis?

What is Behind Canada’s Growth Crisis? finds that Canada’s per-person GDP, a common measure of prosperity, is growing at its slowest rate since the 1930s and the Great Depression.

— Apr 6, 2023
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Canada’s Fiscal Policy Has Undermined Efforts to Tackle Inflation

Canada’s Fiscal Policy Has Undermined Efforts to Tackle Inflation finds that the federal government’s decision to increase already high levels of spending and continued budget deficits will hinder the Bank of Canada’s efforts to tame inflation.