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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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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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Students Ryan Churchill and Lisa Huang with Dr. David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manitoba.

Brushing up on generosity

April 26, 2018 — 
School of Dental Hygiene voted overwhelmingly in support of Smiles for Miles, largely because of the personal experiences they’ve had through the program, which sponsors dental care for newcomers

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Arts researcher helping to fund a future for children

March 14, 2018 — 
Economics professor proposes improved funding model for First Nations child and family services.

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Metro: ‘The costs are incredible’: Manitoba report weighs emotional, economic toll of MMIWG

October 17, 2017 — 
“If you don’t do anything, of course it’s going to cost you anyway, and you’re just basically not solving a problem,” Loxley said.

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