The Department of Economics congratulates Hongxiu Li on the successful defense of her PhD thesis entitled "Three Essays on the Economics of Innovation as Adaptation to Climate Change". In January 2018, Hongxiu Li will be joining Roy Brouwer's research team at the Water Institute as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
Canada’s provinces should each get leeway on the way they sell, tax and control marijuana once the drug is legalized by the federal government, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute.
The framework suggested by economist Anindya Sen would create a patchwork of rules across Canada, with different laws governing everything from the stores that can carry the drug to the penalties for selling to underage users.
Professor Jean-Paul Lam was interviewed by Maclean's Magazine this week to discuss the potential dangers with car loans. Over the last 10 years, Canada's car loan debt has increased to over $120 billion - with a notable spike since the 2008 financial crisis.
Read the full article below for contributing factors to this trend and the possible risks in the near future.