1. Unravelling the Complicated State of Alberta's Finances

    Calgary Herald, October 4, 2013 - by Robert Ascah - With Saturday’s economic summit taking place, it is timely to reflect on the major accounting changes adopted in Budget 2013. Here is some background.

  2. A Discussion with Mark Wiseman

    A Discussion with Mark Wiseman, the CEO of the CPP Investment Board: Investing for the Long Term Wednesday, October 2 2:00 - 3:00 pm Edmonton Clinic Health Academy University of Alberta 11405 87 Avenue NW (seating is limited to 250 - no registration required)

  3. Labour shortage to cost Alberta economy $33 billion over four years

    Bill Mah, Edmonton Journal, July 18, 2013 - A new report says Alberta's labour shortage will cost the provincial economy billions of dollars, but one of its recommendations to solve the problem - phasing out government-supported immigration of unskilled temporary workers - is sparking opposition from industry and government.

  4. Labour Shortages Report Released

    July 18, 2013 - Report examines Alberta labour market and impact of labour shortage. The scope of Alberta’s labour shortage and the need for recommendations on how to address those shortages were the catalyst for year-and-a-half-long study of one of the province’s most pressing policy challenges.

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The Institute for Public Economics was formed in the fall of 1996 to promote research and teaching in public economics: the study of the public sector and its influence on the economy and society. The goal of the Institute is to enhance understanding of public policy issues by conducting and disseminating research results through publications, conferences and teaching.

The IPE is housed in the Department of Economics at the University of Alberta which contains Canada's largest group of active researchers in the field of public economics. Most IPE Fellows are members of the Department of Economics, but some Fellows are members of other universities, in government, or with international agencies.

Many IPE Fellows enjoy international reputations and regularly provide policy advice to municipal, provincial, and federal governments, as well as international agencies such as the IMF and the World Bank.

On Feb. 25, 2011 Bob Ascah, IPE Director, appeared on the CBC Program, "Lang and O'Leary Exchange" to talk about the Alberta Budget.  Here is the link to the program


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