Todd Gabel

Asst. Professor of Economics, University of Texas

Todd Gabel is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Texas (Arlington) and Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute.  Prof. Gabel holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in economics from the University of Texas (Dallas) and a B.Sc. from Simon Fraser University.  He is an expert in the field of U.S. and Canadian social policy with a particular focus on welfare. His articles have been published widely in journals and newspapers including the Canadian Journal of Economics, Fraser Forum, Vancouver Sun, and National Post.

Recent Research by Todd Gabel

— Mar 6, 2006
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The allocation of investment capital, both internationally and domestically is increasingly acknowledged as a leading contributor to a jurisdiction's economic success or failure.

— Dec 7, 2004
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This study will examine welfare policies in Ontario since 1985, evaluating the welfare reforms initiated under the newly elected provincial government in June 1995. These will be compared with reforms of welfare policies in the United States, which have proven abundantly successful in reducing dependency, increasing employment and earnings of welfare leavers, and lowering poverty rates, as well as with reforms of welfare policies undertaken by other Canadian jurisdictions. The following evaluation is based upon six principles that research has found to play a prominent role in effective welfare reform. The criteria selected cover two broad areas: policy and program delivery.

— Jun 11, 2004
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The net direct debt of all three levels of government in Canada fell from $847 billion to $789 billion between 1997/98 and 2001/02. This is a small drop compared to the growth in debt over the last decade: it was only $533 billion in 1990/91.