Postal variables as Proxy for Economic Growth in the Colonial Period

Abstract The study attempts to add to the basic historical debates regarding economic development during the colonial period. It tries to use a new methodology to understand the level of economic growth between 1854 and 1914 and to draw a co-relation between the growth of postal services, a crucial service, and economic growth. It can Read More …

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 …