Finances of the Nation: Data-driven policy analysis for Canada

The project will foster high-quality analysis of taxation and other public policies in Canada. We will assemble data on public finances of governments in Canada and, to make them more useful for policy analysis, we will transform the data to make them consistent over time and across geographic units of Canada. We will make the data readily available to researchers, policymakers, journalists, and others through an online open data portal. Then, using the data, we will prepare short, focused, and accessible research papers analyzing the data to provide insights into and assessments of public policies in Canada. These research reports will be primarily non-technical in nature and will be published in a variety of outlets and available to all readers.

Alexander Hempel
Faculty Supervisor: 
Michael Smart
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