Competitiveness

— Nov 19, 2018
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The Flight of Capital From Canada

The Flight of Capital From Canada finds that a host of economic measures indicate that Canada continues to underperform when it comes to business investment, which is crucial for improving living standards and generating prosperity. Notably, from 2013 to 2017, Canadians increasingly invested abroad while at the same time, foreign direct investment in Canada dropped a staggering 55.1 per cent from 2013.

— Oct 11, 2018
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Capital Investment in Canada: An International Comparison

Capital Investment in Canada: An International Comparison finds that Canada’s anemic growth rate of capital investment—which has slowed to a 40-year low—has lagged behind growth rates in the United States and other developed countries in recent years. Investment growth has been especially weak in Canada’s business sector, particularly in the areas of machinery, equipment and intellectual property.

— Sep 13, 2018
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Capital Investment in Canada: Recent Behaviour and Implications

Capital Investment in Canada: Recent Behaviour and Implications finds that the growth rate of overall investments in Canada—particularly in the important areas of equipment, machinery and intellectual property—has slowed to a 40-year low, negatively affecting living standards for workers and overall economic growth.

— Aug 2, 2018
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Financial Markets, Laws, and Entrepreneurship

Financial Markets, Laws, and Entrepreneurship and Spurring Entrepreneurship through Capital Gains Tax Reform—chapters in a recent book on demographics and entrepreneurship—find that eliminating, or at least lowering, Canada’s uncompetitive tax rate on capital gains is the best policy for encouraging entrepreneurial financing, which is critical for new business startups.