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QED economic projections behind new Canadian Shield COVID-19 policy proposal

Prof. Christopher Cotton, JDI Director and Jarislowsky-Deutsch Chair in Economic & Financial Policy, joined Global Canada’s COVID Strategic Choices group as the senior academic economist. The group worked to compare the costs and benefits of alternative COVID-19 mitigation and reopening scenarios being considered by federal and provincial governments across Canada to help guide policy. In [...]

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QED faculty named to the Royal Society of Canada COVID-19 Working Group on Economic Recovery.

Robin Boadway and Christopher Cotton were invited to participate on the RSC working group. Prof. Boadway is an Emeritus Professor and a leading authority on tax policy and basic income guarantees. Prof. Cotton is the Director of the JDI and the Jarislowsky Deutsch Chair in Economic Policy, and has been heavily involved in the modeling and analysis of COVID-19 lockdown policies since the beginning [...]

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QED economists receive a major Digital Technology Supercluster grant from the Canadian government.

The $2.4 million Looking Glass project funded by Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster will bring together state of the art economic and epidemiological modeling into an online policy analysis dashboard. The objective is to allow decision makers to explore both the projected health and economic impacts of alternative lockdown and recovery policies.  The project represents a [...]

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QED Faculty release new economic modeling dashboard to assess the impact of COVID-19

A new economic model to measure the impact of COVID-19 lockdown policies has been developed by members of the QED and Limestone Analytics including Professors Huw Lloyd-Ellis, Christopher Cotton, and Bahman Kashi, along with Ph.D. candidate Frederic Temblay and researcher Brett Crowley. The model captures the interconnections between different industries and communities within Canada to [...]

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