Joel Emes

Senior Economist, Fraser Institute

Joel Emes is a Senior Economist, Addington Centre for Measurement, at the Fraser Institute. Joel started his career with the Fraser Institute and rejoined after a stint as a senior analyst, acting executive director and then senior advisor to British Columbia’s provincial government. Joel initiated and led several flagship projects in the areas of tax freedom and government performance, spending, debt, and unfunded liabilities. He supports many projects at the Institute in areas such as investment, equalization, school performance and fiscal policy. Joel holds a B.A. and an M.A. in economics from Simon Fraser University.

Recent Research by Joel Emes

— Jul 9, 2024
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A New Fiscal Framework for British Columbia

A New Fiscal Framework for British Columbia finds that the B.C. government should stop relying on volatile boom-and-bust resource revenues—like the Alberta government—and fundamentally change its fiscal approach.

— May 23, 2024
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Report Card on Ontario's Secondary Schools 2023

Report Card on Ontario's Secondary Schools, 2023 ranks 689 public, Catholic, and independent schools based on eight academic indicators derived from provincewide test results, and, contrary to common misconceptions, the data suggests every school can improve regardless of type, location, and student characteristics.

— May 9, 2024
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Ontario’s Two Lost Economic Decades: 2002-2022

Ontario's Two Lost Economic Decades: 2002-2022 finds that, from using several key indicators of Ontario’s economic performance from 2002-2022, minimal economic progress was made for Ontarians during this time—and the province lost ground relative to much of the country.