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: Canadian Health Care: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Prescription
Does Canada have the best health care system in the world? How sustainable is our current system? How can we improve it? Canadians care deeply about their health care, and our universal single-payer system is the focal point of constant attention. Mr. Barua will present objective international comparisons of performance, discuss recent and projected trends in spending, and propose some potential solutions based on the experiences of other countries with universal health care systems.
Presentation Title: Bud, Can You Spare a Dime? The Growth of Revenue in the New Age of Legal Marijuana
Marijuana will be a good revenue maker for governments. It joins a list of vices that have become virtues, such as gambling and alcohol. Over the next decades, the evolution of the market will see many policy challenges. What will be the pattern of development for this once reviled industry?
Presentation Title: What’s Up with House Prices? The Economics of Housing Markets in Canada
Rapidly rising housing costs in Canada’s most desirable cities are cause for concern both for potential buyers and renters. This presentation discusses the current imbalance between supply and demand, touching on the drivers of each, including historically low interest rates and municipal red tape entwining all aspects of homebuilding.close