Steven Globerman

Senior Fellow and Addington Chair in Measurement, Fraser Institute

Mr. Steven Globerman is a Senior Fellow and Addington Chair in Measurement at the Fraser Institute, and Professor Emeritus at Western Washington University. Previously, he held tenured appointments at Simon Fraser University and York University and has been a visiting professor at the University of California, University of British Columbia, Stockholm School of Economics, Copenhagen School of Business, and the Helsinki School of Economics.

He has published more than 200 articles and monographs and is the author of the book The Impacts of 9/11 on Canada-U.S. Trade as well as a textbook on international business management. In the early 1990s, he was responsible for coordinating Fraser Institute research on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

In addition, Mr. Globerman has served as a researcher for two Canadian Royal Commissions on the economy as well as a research advisor to Investment Canada on the subject of foreign direct investment. He has also hosted management seminars for policymakers across North America and Asia.

Mr. Globerman was a founding member of the Association for Cultural Economics and is currently a member of the American and Canadian Economics Associations, the Academy of International Business, and the Academy of Management.

He earned his BA in economics from Brooklyn College, his MA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his PhD from New York University.

Recent Research by Steven Globerman

— Aug 30, 2022
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ESG: Myths and Realities

ESG: Myths and Realities is a new essay series that highlights the misunderstandings and simplifications of Environmental, Social and Governance investing—ESG investing for short. The first essay, The New Capitalism, identifies the various arguments made in favour of ESG investing, including mandatory ESG disclosures by public companies. The second essay, Friedman and His ESG Critics, revisits Nobel laureate Milton Friedman’s iconic 1970 article in the New York Times, which argued that the sole responsibility of business is to increase profits, and that it is misguided to expect managers of businesses to try to achieve broad public policy objectives.

— Aug 18, 2022
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Adjusting for the Canada Child Benefit’s Tax-Free Status finds that the federal government has shifted the share of overall spending on child benefits away from lower-income families to middle- and upper-income families—to an even greater degree than previously thought.

— Jul 21, 2022
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Promoting Capital Investment in Atlantic Canada: An Imperative for Prosperity

Promoting Capital Investment in Atlantic Canada: An Imperative for Prosperity is a new study that finds business investment in the three maritime provinces has been below the average for the rest of Canada since at least 1990, and that has contributed significantly to the region’s slow economic growth and lower living standard.