Chris Ragan

What Should Canada Do Next? | Hot Talk Podcast

Published: 12Jan2021

December 23, 2020 | In this episode of the Hot Talk podcast, Max Bell School director Chris Ragan comments on the federal government's newly announced plan to raise the price of carbon and...

The Liberals need to have faith that their carbon tax will do its job | The Line

Published: 12Jan2021

In this article for The Line newsletter, Max Bell School Professor Ken Boessenkool and Director Chris Ragan argue that the government should have more confidence in the newly increased carbon tax...

Why the Bank of Canada needs a revised mandate | The Globe and Mail

Published: 17Sep2020

Max Bell School Director Chris Ragan and Professor Stephen Gordon of Université Laval penned this opinion piece to highlight the importance of monetary policy and the upcoming revision of the Bank...

Three rules for post-pandemic corporate rescues | Financial Post

Published: 5Jun2020

June 3, 2020 | Given the early-warning signal from bank earnings last week, we should be expecting a wave of business failures in the months ahead, and demands for taxpayer assistance will soon...

Canada’s COVID-19 recovery plan | The Current

Published: 7Jul2020

By how much will the pandemic cause federal spending to rise? How much revenue are we expecting to lose? And how will the Canadian government manage their debt and avoid a financial emergency? As...

Canada needs a new prescription for the pandemic recession | Maclean's

Published: 2Jun2020

June 2, 2020 | The spread of the COVID-19 virus has resulted in a severe — and unique — recession, which continues to ravage many corners of the Canadian economy. What makes the current "pandemic"...

How Trudeau is faring economically ahead of pre-election budget | BNN Bloomberg

Published: 5Apr2019

March 18, 2019 | Prior to Canada’s next election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers his fourth and final budget. After surveying over a dozen economists to take stock of the government’s...

Federal carbon tax comes into effect | CTV Power Play

Published: 4Apr2019

April 1, 2019 | Director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy, Christopher Ragan, sat down with Don Martin on Power Play to speak about the Federal Carbon Tax....

There’s probably more consensus on output-based pricing than you think | Canada's Eco-fiscal Commission

Published: 5Apr2019

March 29, 2019 | "Meeting Canada’s climate targets in a way that is best for our economic prosperity requires broad policy that creates consistent incentives across all emissions in the economy,...

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