Kevin Milligan

Kevin Milligan teaches at UBC's Vancouver School of Economics. His research looks at Canada's tax and transfer system and how it affects work, saving, inequality, children and the elderly.
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Progressive corporate tax reform? It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

Kevin Milligan: Ratcheting the corporate tax rate up or down doesn’t grow the economy or improve tax fairness. Here’s a smarter approach.
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Economic analysis

The Conservative and NDP platforms are starting to take serious shape

Economist Kevin Milligan examines what we know so far about the policies the opposition parties plan to fight the Liberals with in the next election
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Economic analysis

Will Bill Morneau’s crackdown on tax avoidance work?

The measures will likely make it harder for high-earning Canadians to avoid the taxman, but the government could have gone further
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump meets with local small business leaders before a campaign rally in West Palm Beach
Economic analysis

What does Trump mean for Canadian taxes?

Canada enjoys a large advantage in corporate tax rates compared to the United States. Under Trump, that could be about to change.
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Economic analysis

Making sense of the CPP expansion

Economist Kevin Milligan explains how the CPP expansion came about, what it means for workers, and what comes next
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau walk from Trudeau’s office to the House of Commons to deliver the budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa
Economic analysis

We are not heading to fiscal crisis

The 2016 federal budget does not put us on the road to 1995-style budget crisis. Here’s why.
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Economic analysis

Are deficits the solution to low growth?

The Liberals are betting that deficits will boost growth. The low cost of borrowing means it won’t cost us too much to see if they’re right.
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Economic analysis

What provinces can learn from B.C.’s sound finances

B.C. still faces challenges with its budget, but far and away it has the best finances of any province in the country.
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Economic analysis

Why a big stimulus plan isn’t the fix for what ails Canada

5 things to consider before asking Ottawa to embark on a massive stimulus plan for the Canadian economy
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Economic analysis

CPP reform is back on the agenda. Here’s what you need to know

Economist Kevin Milligan provides the why, what and who of CPP reform ahead of this weekend’s meeting of Canada’s finance ministers