Kevin Milligan is Professor of Economics in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and is also a Scholar-in-Residence with the C.D. Howe Institute and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Since 2011, he has served as Co-Editor of the Canadian Tax Journal. His research spans the fields of public and labour economics, with a focus on how the Canadian tax and transfer system affects the decisions and wellbeing of individuals and families.

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Get better data

The article is thought-provoking and draws out some important and interesting facts about the declining attention of Canadian economists to Canadian topics. My response is coloured by my own experience and research record, which involves …

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Meanwhile, in the rest of Canada...

Many countries face solvency crises in their public pension plans. Contributions are too low or benefits are too high to sustain the programs as they are. But in Canada, the reforms of the 1990s put …

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Phaseout Rates for Child Benefits

The federal Liberal party made a big announcement on Monday--a new Canada Child Benefit to replace and build on the existing child benefit framework. I already wrote a lengthy analysis for Maclean's here, so this …

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Will taxing CEO options raise much revenue?

Employees who receive some of their compensation through stock options are eligible (with some conditions) for special tax treatment of their compensation. Lindsay Tedds wrote a great backgrounder on the taxation of employee stock options. …

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