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Economics Blog

Europe-Russia Connections Force Europe to Walk a Tight Rope

April 01, 2014

Russian Economy Exposed by Takeover in Crimea

March 17, 2014

Why Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams Are Better for Canadians and the Health System

March 13, 2014

Not for Beginners: Should Small Players Go to Fast-Growth Markets?

February 06, 2014

We Are All Keynesians Now … and All Monetarists, Too

January 24, 2014

Are Rock-Bottom Interest Rates the New Normal?

January 17, 2014

The Falling Loonie: Friend or Fowl?

January 15, 2014

Unstable Ukrainian Economy the Backdrop for Ongoing Political Drama

December 23, 2013


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News iconMerchants near NHL arenas pay penalty for lockout: Glen Hodgson, senior vice-president and chief economist with the Conference Board of Canada, said there will not be much of an impact for the entire economy in Canada because of the lockout. “Why? Because the money that would have been spent by consumers on NHL games, either directly via ticket purchases or indirectly through the purchase of related services, will largely be re-directed to other forms of consumption in the economy,” he said. Calgary Herald, December 5, 2012