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Opinion: Alberta's biofuels policies belong in the history books

« Alberta will soon have an economy-wide carbon price. Over time, it will reduce the province’s greenhouse gas emissions and drive the innovation and cost reductions crucial for the future prosperity of the oil and gas sector. » Op-ed coauthored by Chris Ragan, associate professor of economics at McGill University.  Read more: Edmonton Journal  

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Published on : 31 Oct 2016

Canadian dollar's decline

The Canadian dollar has dropped below the 70-cent US level for the first time since May 2003 yesterday. It's still worth below 70-cent today. (Source: CBC and Google Finance)

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Published on : 13 Jan 2016

US Interest Rates

The U.S. central bank began raising interest rates Dec. 16 from record lows, as it hiked its benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point. (Source: CBC) Chris Ragan, Department of Economics “Increases in the policy interest rate in the United States will reflect the data showing that the U.S. Economy is really strengthening, after years of a sluggish recovery.

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Published on : 16 Dec 2015

McGill Prof. Chris Ragan chairs high-profile group on economic and environmental fiscal reform

Montreal Gazette | Jan 25, 2015 BY: Rene Bruemmer The Canadian committee of economists headed by McGill University economics professor Chris Ragan, are looking at ways Canada can follow the lead of other countries and start taxing pollution instead of jobs and profits, without hurting taxpayers or Canadian firms’ ability to compete internationally. Read the full story here

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Published on : 30 Nov 2014

McGill Experts: 2012 U.S. Presidential Race

With the U.S. Presidential Election Day on November 6, Americans must decide whether to re-elect President Barack Obama for a second term or vote for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2012