Contributors

A key part of the Finances of the Nation project is publishing research on public finance in Canada. The authors of FON policy commentaries are amongst the leading economists and policy analysts in the country. This page lists our commentary contributors to date

David Andolfatto

David Andolfatto

Senior Vice President, Research Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


Is Canada’s Federal Debt a Cause for Concern?


Mostafa Askari

Chief Economist, Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy.


Fiscal Anchors for Canadas Post-COVID Economy


Robin Boadway

Emeritus Professor, Queen’s University, former President, Canadian Economics Association, International Institute of Public Finance.


Marginal tax rates under the Canada Recovery Benefit


Wei Cui

Professor, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia


Reforming GST Rules for Foreign Digital Suppliers


Miles Corak

Professor of Economics, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.


Livio di Matteo

Professor of Economics, Lakehead University


Ontarios Public Finances: Diagnosis and Prescription


Ben Eisen

Managing Editor, Finances of the Nation


Making the Best of It: Options for Carbon Levy Revenue in Alberta


Tommy Gagné-Dubé

Professionnel de Recherche, l’Université de Sherbrooke


Pandemic response by Canadian governments: A summary


Luc Godbout

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Victoria


The Fiscal Rationale for Meaningful Federal Intervention in Child Care


Luc Godbout

Director, Department of Taxation, holds the Chaire de recherche en fiscalité et en finances publiques at the Université de Sherbrooke.


Marginal tax rates under the Canada Recovery Benefit



Kyle Hanniman

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University.


Fiscal Risks and Government Debt in Canada: The Implications of Interest Rate and Growth Rate Volatility


Alex Himelfarb

Director emeritus, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, at York University, former Clerk of the Privy Council


More Federal Debt Can Help Build a Better Canada


Allan Lanthier

Retired Senior Partner, EY Canada and Former Advisor to the Department of Finance and Canada Revenue Agency.


Canada Should Repeal the Small Business Deduction


Adam Lavecchia

Assistant Professor, McMaster University


Evidence on Behavioural Effects of Higher Capital Gains Taxes in Canada


John Lester

Executive Fellow, The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary


Overcompensation of Income Losses: A Major Flaw in Canada’s Pandemic Response


Marc Lévesque

President, l’Association des Économistes Québécois, former Vice-President and Chief Economist, Public Sector Pension Investment Board


Canada Needs a New Fiscal Anchor. (Québec Has One to Offer.)


Nick Mahoney

Research Associate, Finances of the Nation


Large Corporate Groups that Received CEWS Payments


Ken McKenzie

Research Director, School of Public Policy and Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary and Co-Director of Finances of the Nation.


The Taxation of Capital Income in Canada Part III: Bringing it all Together


Kevin Page

Founding President and CEO, Institute for Fiscal Studies and Democracy


Fiscal Anchors for Canadas Post-COVID Economy


Jennifer Robson

Associate Professor of Political Management, Carleton University


Tracking the Canada Emergency Response Benefit


Tammy Schirle

Professor of Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University


The Challenge of Designing Income Support Programs for the Self-Employed


Mikal Skuterud

Professor of Economics, University of Waterloo


The Challenge of Designing Income Support Programs for the Self-Employed


Michael Smart

Co-Director of Finances of the Nation and Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto.


Large Corporate Groups that Received CEWS Payments


Suzie St-Cérny

Professionnel de Recherche, l’Université de Sherbrooke


Pandemic response by Canadian governments: A summary


Alisa Tazhitdinova

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research


Evidence on Behavioural Effects of Higher Capital Gains Taxes in Canada


Trevor Tombe

Associate Professor, Department of Economics at the University of Calgary and Co-Director of Finances of the Nation.


Fiscal Risks and Government Debt in Canada: The Implications of Interest Rate and Growth Rate Volatility


Frances Woolley

Professor of Economics, Carleton University


The Great Barrington Proposal Won’t Save the Economy