Mukesh Khanal
University of Calgary
Per capitaEconomic sectorRevenueSectoral outputVolatility (finance)
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#1Bev Dahlby (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 18
#2Mukesh Khanal (U of C: University of Calgary)
The counterpart to the economic cycle is the policy cycle. Whenever there is a downturn in the Alberta economy because of slumping oil and gas prices, politicians of all persuasions, from Peter Lougheed to Rachel Notley, have called for policies to diversify the economy, on the assumption that expanding other sectors of the economy will insulate Alberta’s economy against volatile oil and gas prices. However, just because a sector is not directly part of the oil and gas extraction sector, does no...
#1Bev DahlbyH-Index: 18
#2Melville McMillanH-Index: 11
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Lethbridge County introduced a new business tax on confined feeding operations (CFO), notably feedlots, in 2016. It was expected to bring in $2.5 million for county road maintenance in 2017. However, the tax could have a detrimental impact on feedlot owners and is not the fairest way to amass revenue for road repairs. Four criteria can be used to evaluate a particular form of taxation. They are fairness, efficient resource allocation, compliance and administration costs, and revenue stability. T...
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