About the Event
Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.
Speakers & Instructors
Presentation Title: The Internet of Threats: The Role of Policymakers in Addressing Cybersecurity in the IoT
The scale and scope of connected devices that make up the "internet of things" present a unique cybersecurity challenge, as one device’s vulnerability can be a problem for the entire network. With incidents of ransomware, data breaches, and distributed denial-of-service attacks on the rise, cyberspace is now an active war zone. What role can policymakers and other stakeholders play in addressing the consequences of device insecurity in the internet of things?
Presentation Title: But Why?
Excessive rulemaking is costly, makes us less safe and quashes the entrepreneurial spirit. But why aren’t we doing more about it? Learn more about the hidden costs and consequences of red tape and how to challenge it.close
Presentation Title: Soaking the Rich—A Simple but Counterproductive “Solution” to Inequality
You hear it on campuses and from governments: fight inequality by raising taxes on the so-called “rich.” But are upper income earners in Canada really getting away without paying their fair share of taxes? What are the negative consequences of raising taxes on the rich? In the end, taxing the rich may seem like a simple solution to inequality, but it could very well do more harm than good.close
Presentation Title: The $100 Billion Question: Canada’s Hidden Internal Trade Costs, and How to Deal with Them
While international trade gets plenty of attention, trade between provinces within Canada is no less important for our economy. But it is neither as free nor as open as it could be. Countless thousands of regulatory differences between the provinces distort trade, make goods and services artificially expensive, and cost Canada's economy. Prof. Tombe will present research estimating the size and consequences of internal trade costs—and argue that governments should embrace free trade within Canada.
The Moral Impact of Entrepreneurship
Senegalese entrepreneur Magatte Wade explains how the only way to create prosperity in Africa is through entrepreneurship and free markets. She describes the heavy regulatory obstacles to launching and managing a business across Africa and shows step-by-step how entrepreneurs change lives by generating jobs by creating value for customers.close