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The Conversation: Measles outbreak: Why are anti-vaxxers risking a public health crisis?

May 14, 2019 — 
'I am an economist and the anti-vaxx movement makes me think of how a risk analysis could offer insight into the anti-vaccination decision of some parents'

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An aerial view of the Kapyong Barracks in an affluent area of Winnipeg, site of one of the most recent urban First Nations reserves. It will soon be transferred to seven Treaty One First Nations. // Image from Facebook

The Conversation: Urban reserves are tests of reconciliation

April 3, 2019 — 
'One approach to mitigating treaty violations is the additions-to-reserve process'

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The Conversation: Not every tax break is a smart tax break

January 15, 2019 — 
Whenever government adjusts taxation rules to offer a deduction or credit, economists call this a “tax expenditure” to distinguish it from the direct expenditures authorized by treasury boards

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Should I give a goat for Christmas?

December 7, 2018 — 
'A better way to approach that question is to rephrase it: Would this same family be better off with the cash equivalent (or less) of all the costs associated with providing them with a goat (acquiring the goat, transporting the goat, training the family to care for the goat, etc.) than they would be with a goat?'

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The Conversation: In defence of Statistics Canada’s request for financial data

November 19, 2018 — 
Proposal to collect a range of detailed financial data from 500,000 Canadians has certainly touched a nerve

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New Faculty in Arts

October 5, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Arts welcomes several new members of faculty with appointments beginning July 1, 2018.

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Op-ed: Can we accelerate pay equity through legislation?

October 1, 2018 — 
This sounds good, and if it eliminates pay discrimination, who is to object? But will it work? And what unintended consequences might result?

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Image of multiple posters promoting a Basic Income government project.

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Opinion: It was time to walk away from Ontario’s flawed basic income project

August 17, 2018 — 
Gregory C. Mason, Economics discusses the end of Ontario's basic income project in The Conversation Canada.

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Faculty of Arts Dean Jeffery Taylor introduces alumnus Winston Dookeran

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Former UMSU President goes on to international career

May 15, 2018 — 
Winston Dookeran [BA/66, LL.D./91], the first international student voted in as President of UMSU, recently returned to the University of Manitoba to share stories of a fulfilling career in economics, politics, and academia.

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Bloomberg: Winnipeg’s NHL Playoff Run Gives Its Economy a Boost

May 15, 2018 — 
“This is good economically for the city,” said University of Manitoba economics professor Ryan Compton

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