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Oct 02, 2018

What the rise of the trillion dollar tech company means for policymakers

October 2, 2018

The ascent of Amazon and Apple into the trillion dollar valuation club is a landmark corporate achievement. Together, these two firms are worth as much as the annual gross domestic products of Spain and Switzerland combined. But, beyond the accolades, what does the rise of these digital titans mean for policymakers? Read More

Aug 16, 2018

Inside the Black Blocks

August 16, 2018

A policymaker’s introduction to blockchain, distributed ledger technology and the “Internet of Value”

When Bitcoin was in the news earlier this year, little attention was paid to the blockchain technology that underpins it. This is unfortunate as blockchain’s emergence has important implications far beyond cryptocurrency. Our new report cuts through the hype to take an in-depth look at this technology, and analyze its promises and perils for Canadian governments. Read More

Aug 16, 2018

Q&A – Blockchain and Public Policy

August 16, 2018

What is blockchain and why is it important for citizens and governments? This Q&A summarizes the findings from Mowat’s Inside the Black Blocks: A policymaker’s introduction to blockchain, distributed ledger technology and the “Internet of Value”. Read More

Jul 30, 2018

Robots, Revenues & Responses

July 30, 2018

Ontario and the Future of Work

What effects might artificial intelligence, the sharing economy, and other disruptive technologies have on government revenues? A new Mowat Centre report examines how taxation systems based on residency are ill-suited for a digital, global economy. Read More

Apr 27, 2018

Armine Yalnizyan discusses Mowat’s Race to the Top report

April 27, 2018

Armine Yalnizyan explains what people are talking about, and why it’s such a game-changer in how the economy works. Read More

Apr 25, 2018

Sunil Johal discusses Mowat’s Race to the Top report

April 25, 2018

Sunil Johal on pushing for an ‘inclusive growth’ agenda. Read More

Apr 25, 2018

Armine Yalnizyan and Sunil Johal discuss Mowat’s Race to the Top report

April 25, 2018

Slowth is a new term for a prolonged period of slow to no economic growth. Combined with a rapidly changing digital economy, slowth creates challenge for governments in terms of collecting taxes to service programs and services needed for citizens. Read More

Mar 08, 2018

Megatrends shaping the future of tourism

March 8, 2018

In this research contribution for the OECD’s Tourism Trends and Policies 2018, The Mowat Centre discusses megatrends affecting the future of tourism. Read More

Jan 18, 2018

Toronto makes Amazon HQ2 short list

January 18, 2018

Sunil Johal on CBC’s On the Money to discuss Toronto making the Amazon HQ2 short list. Read More