History and Urban Economics

July 19, 2021

Latest Research: Articles, Papers, and Reports

July 13, 2021

What drives support for or opposition to redistributive taxation and spending? Why is ethnic diversity associated with inequality and a lack of redistribution? Written by Michael Donnelly, this book argues that many individuals, recognizing that they live in a world...

Addressing the Fairness of Municipal User Fee Policy

July 9, 2021

In a new paper for the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), Almos Tassonyi and Harry Kitchen set out to explain why user fees are a good source of revenue for certain municipal services, how user fees are employed...

Made in Ontario: A Provincial Manufacturing Strategy

June 8, 2021

This Ontario360 policy paper explores why manufacturing matters greatly for Ontario and outlines steps on how the province should engage supportive policies and partnerships to ensure Ontario remains Canada’s manufacturing hub. Read the paper.

The Political Economy of the Abe Government and Abenomics Reforms

June 2, 2021

This recently-released collection examines the conditions that brought Abe Shinzo to power as Japan’s longest-ruling Prime Minister, and the strengths and weaknesses of his government. The book is co-edited by Phillip Lipscy, Chair in Japanese Politics and Global Affairs; Director,...

Power, ideas, and World Bank conditionality

June 1, 2021

How and why do the policy areas covered in World Bank loan conditions change over time and across borrowers? Authors Ben Cormier & Mark S. Manger hypothesize that shifts in the Bank’s economic research and policy priorities influence Bank loan conditions, even after...

How to End Streaming in Ontario Schools

May 13, 2021

In this new policy paper from Ontario 360, authors Tianna Follwell and Sam Andrey show how streaming has harmful and disadvantageous consequences for both individual students and education systems more broadly. Read the full report. 

Middle Class Shanghai: Reshaping US-China Engagement

May 13, 2021

In this new book from Munk School distinguished fellow Cheng Li, the author argues that American policymakers must not lose sight of the expansive dynamism and diversity in present-day China, and that the caricature of the PRC as a monolithic...

Developing Air and Land Control at Toronto’s Airport

May 12, 2021

Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport is the busiest in Canada and anchors the second-largest employment zone in the country. In a new paper for the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), Nick Lombardo examines the history of the...

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