Marijuana regulators face a trade-off between protecting inefficient producers and raising revenue
Jan 11, 2017
People need more capabilities to make the right choices, and those choices need to be easier to make
Oct 30, 2016
Not only do provinces have significant debts, it is hard to see how they will pay them down
Mar 23, 2016
Every government in the past 20 years has increased spending on families with children. The system isn’t ungenerous, but it is needlessly complex
Mar 21, 2016
There are alternatives to giving the LCBO complete control over the sale and distribution of pot
Dec 28, 2015
The sharing economy puts power in the hands of the people, but we may come to regret the move away from standardized customer service
Jul 24, 2015
Political calculus – not a victory for women – was, as usual, the likely motivation for the end of taxes on feminine hygiene products
Jun 29, 2015
A memo prepared for Joe Oliver on the cost of raising children doesn’t begin to capture the basic calculations parents make.
May 13, 2015
Tax deferring is smart economics, but lousy psychology.
Apr 20, 2015
Some believe that disclosure creates an upward salary spiral, since everybody wants to be paid above average
Mar 27, 2015
Frances Woolley is a professor of economics at Carleton University, where she teaches public finance. Professor Woolley is a former Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Economics Association, and currently co-editor of Review of Economics of the Household. Her research on taxation and the family was awarded the Purvis Prize in 2001 and the John Vanderkamp Award in 1997. Professor Woolley blogs regularly on Worthwhile Canadian Initiative. She holds an undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University, a Master's from Queen's and a doctorate from the London School of Economics.