Perspective-Taking for Policy-Making: An Analysis of Canadian Cross-border Shopping

Abstract Research plays an essential role in policy analysis and is a significant tool used to identify and prioritize alternatives for intervention. Yet public policy problems have a reputation for being complex because one problem (i.e. shopping behavior) can be viewed as part of a larger set of issues (i.e. trade policies, tax policy, border Read More …

A Case for Sector-Specific Start-up Ecosystem

Abstract Entrepreneurship is neither novel, nor so trendy as to be presented as a universal panacea; however, politicians of all hues have some “policies” to promote high-value entrepreneurship – the left supports subsidies in greenfield areas such as environment-friendly technologies and bio-technology, while the right favours tax breaks. However, all agree that start-ups must be Read More …

The ornithology of macroeconomic policy India new monetary policy framework

The hawks have landed Hawks, doves and owls – some even speak of seagulls – but what have birds got to do with macroeconomics? At first, such ornithological labels seem an apt way of describing personalities of individuals.  Indeed, to an extent, they are. But there is something more significant in these ornithological tags that Read More …