From Theory to Practice: Canadian Economists' Contributions to Public Finance Kevin Milligan ~ Vancouver School of Economics ~ University of British Columbia

From Theory to Practice: Canadian Economists' Contributions to Public Finance

with Bev Dahlby.
March, 2017
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Abstract:

This survey of Canadian economists' contributions to the field of public finance covers the period from the mid-1980s to 2016. In this survey, we highlight some of the contributions of Canadian economists in the development and extension of the models and tools of public economics and the empirical studies which have deepened our understanding of the efficiency and distributional issues over a wide range of public finance issues. Evidence of the high quality and relevance of Canadian public finance research is that 14 of the 23 Purvis Prize winners since 1994 have been by public finance economists. We also want to highlight some of the contributions that Canadian economists have made to the development of policies through commissioned reports and the important role that Canadian institutions---the Canadian Tax Foundation, the think tanks, and the federal and provincial Departments of Finance---have played in shaping tax and fiscal policies in Canada over the last 30 years.

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