Stabilizing Provincial Revenues: Economic, Political and Policy Perspectives


Wednesday April 17, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


George Teves Dining Room, University Club



Provincial revenues have become far more volatile in the wake of the global financial crisis. How should Canadians mitigate and cope with provincial revenue shocks? Should the federal government enhance nationwide insurance? Should the provinces self-insure and limit provincial revenue volatility themselves? And how do we design stabilization policies that voters will support? This workshop will bring together economists, political scientists and policy experts to explore these and other issues related to the stabilization of provincial revenues. It will also discuss possible paths for normative, political and policy research.