Ben Eisen and Kenneth Green show that high levels of resource consumption in North America enables economic production and wealth creation that brings benefits to people all over the world.
Manitoba Health Spending: Still Much Higher Than Average
Per-person healthcare spending in Manitoba is significantly higher than the national average.
The West’s Boom Has Indeed Benefitted the Poor
Ben Eisen shows that economic growth in western Canada has improved the material conditions of low-income individuals and families in the region.
Canada Health Consumer Index 2011
The Canada Health Consumer Index compares the performance of Canada’s ten provincial healthcare systems from the perspective of the consumer.
International Climate Policy Shouldn’t Punish Growth
Ben Eisen shows that simple national emissions targets in international climate change treaties disadvantage countries like Canada that are experiencing rapid population growth.
The Myth of North American Carbon Reduction Laggards
This study reassesses the greenhouse gas emissions reduction performance of Canada and the United States in light of relevant demographic and economic statistics.
Quebec’s Tuition Increases Are Nothing To Protest Over: Quebec university students already among most highly subsidized
Ben Eisen discusses recent protests over tuition increases in Quebec, and argues that the province’s modest tuition hikes no cause for outrage.
Low Tuition Fees No Panacea for Low-income Families: Low tuition fees does not necessarily promote higher university participation for youth from low-income families
An examination of university participation patterns across the country reveals that provinces with very low tuition fees do not generally attract greater ratios of young adults from low-income families compared to provinces where tuition fees are higher.
Tuition Fees and University Participation for Youth from Low-Income Families: An Interprovincial Analysis
Ben Eisen and Jonathan Wensveen investigate the claim often made in Canada that low tuition fees lead to higher rates of university participation. The authors find that there is no positive correlation between low tuition fees and higher rates of university participation, either overall or in the specific case of young adults from low-income families.