Jake Fuss

Director, Fiscal Studies, Fraser Institute

Jake Fuss is Director of Fiscal Studies for the Fraser Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Calgary. Mr. Fuss has written commentaries appearing in major Canadian newspapers including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Sun, and National Post. His research covers a wide range of policy issues including government spending, debt, taxation, labour policy, and charitable giving.

Recent Research by Jake Fuss

— Feb 13, 2024
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A Case for Spending Restraint in Canada: How the Federal Government Can Balance the Budget

A Case for Spending Restraint: How the Federal Government Can Balance the Budget is a new study that finds the federal government could achieve a balanced budget within a couple short years with only modest spending restraint, such as slowing the growth in nominal program spending by only 4.3 per cent.

— Feb 13, 2024
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Canada’s Challenge in Meeting NATO’s Defence Spending Target

Canada’s Challenge in Meeting NATO’s Defence Spending Target is a new essay in the Institute’s series on federal reforms, which highlights how Canada is unlikely to meet the NATO spending target of two per cent of GDP without running large deficits and accumulating debt.

— Feb 8, 2024
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Meritocracy, Personal Responsibility, and Encouraging Investment

Meritocracy, Personal Responsibility, and Encouraging Investment: Lessons from Singapore’s Economic Growth Miracle finds that western countries including Canada can learn from Singapore’s pro-growth policies, which have helped transform Singapore from a comparatively poor country into one of the world’s richest countries.