Latest Research: Articles, Papers, and Reports

2015 G20 Antalya Summit: Interim Compliance Report part one

July 22, 2016

This compliance report monitors 10 priority commitments selected by the promises made by the G20 leaders at the Antalya Summit. It covers only the period from November 16, 2015, to April 6, 2016. Assessments are based on publicly available information...

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More Tax Sources for Canada’s Largest Cities: Why, What and How?

June 27, 2016

This paper from the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance (IMFG) examines a dilemma that many large Canadian cities face: how should they pay for growing expenditure challenges and deteriorating infrastructure with a tax base that has remained largely the...

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Corruption in the Pharmaceutical Sector

June 6, 2016

Within the health sector, pharmaceuticals stands out as sub-sector that is particularly prone to corruption. Jillian Kohler is the lead on this research report, which outlines how corruption in the pharmaceutical sector endangers positive health outcomes. Whether it is a pharmaceutical...

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Keep Calm and (Don’t) Enable Macros: A New Threat Actor Targets UAE Dissidents

May 27, 2016

This Citizen Lab report describes a campaign of targeted spyware attacks carried out by a sophisticated operator, which the authors call Stealth Falcon. The attacks have been conducted from 2012 until the present, against Emirati journalists, activists, and dissidents.  Authors...

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Summitry and Global Order

May 1, 2016

Today, the world’s biggest challenges-from financial (in)stability to immigration, health, the environment, terrorism and food safety- are global in nature, and their solutions demand global thinking. Authors Alan S. Alexandroff and Donald Brean argue that modern summitry is one of the best ways...

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Bolsa Familia Case Study – Final

March 30, 2016

How does Bolsa Familia, Brazil’s conditional cash transfer program, reach the country’s poorest citizens? A team of researchers, led by Joseph Wong, investigated the program in a case study.

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Conceptualizing Cooperation Coordination and Concertation as Two Logics of Collective Action

March 14, 2016

Despite recognizing that institutionalized cooperation is central to both business and politics in many advanced, industrialized economies, scholars remain divided over the origins, character, and future of “non-liberal” capitalism. This article, written by Darius Ornston and Tobias Schulze-Cleven, seeks to...

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Shifting Tactics: Tracking changes in years-long espionage campaign against Tibetans

March 10, 2016

This report, written by Citizen Lab researchers Jakub Dalek, Masashi Crete-Nishihata, and John Scott-Railton, describes the latest iteration in a long-running espionage campaign against the Tibetan community. It details how the attackers continuously adapt their campaigns to their targets, shifting...

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A Policy Agenda for the Digital Economy

February 26, 2016

This paper by David A. Wolfe, co-directer of the Innovation Policy Lab (IPL), identifies challenges and recommends strategies for fostering a digital economy in Canada and around the world. Part of the IPL’s White Paper Series. Read the full report. 

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Baidu’s and Don’ts: Privacy and Security Issues in Baidu Browser

February 23, 2016

Baidu Browser is a free web browser for the Windows and Android platforms, produced by Baidu, one of China’s largest technology companies. The browser offers a number of features beyond those found in standard browsers, including video and audio download...

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