PPF Scotiabank Fellowship in Strategic CompetitivenessCanadian Economic Competitiveness
The PPF Scotiabank Fellow in Strategic Competitiveness is focused on producing and communicating policy research and ideas related to Canada’s economic competitiveness. The ultimate goal, consistent with PPF’s long-time prioritization of the social and economic determinants of growth, is to develop and popularize a policy agenda that will support higher rates of economic growth and productivity in Canada.
In the coming months the fellowship will be carrying out research to address what pro-growth policies Canada should be pursuing. This work will cover a wide range of issues including but not limited to: digital infrastructure, clean technology, immigration, and science and technology. The goal is to produce a comprehensive set of policy recommendations that can inform and shape an ambitious, pro-growth agenda for Canada.
THE FIRST REPORT
Beyond Two Percent: The Case for Economic Growth in the Post-Pandemic Age
By Sean Speer and Nikita Perevalov
“As the federal government finalizes its forthcoming budget, it ought to prioritize higher rates of economic growth and productivity as a seed investment into a long-term economic strategy for Canada. They are needed now more than ever.”
Sean Speer is the PPF Scotiabank Fellow in Strategic Competitiveness. He is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Additionally Sean is Fellow in Residence and Prime Minister of Canada Fellow at the Public Policy Forum. He previously served as a senior economic adviser to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
PPF is grateful to Scotiabank and its support of this Fellowship.
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