Stephen Gordon

Stephen Gordon

Stephen Gordon is an economics professor at l'Université Laval in Quebec City. He started the blog Worthwhile Canadian Initiative in 2005 and has been blogging about economics ever since.
Tom Mulcair, Andrew Thomson
Economic analysis

Why the NDP’s exact plan for the corporate tax rate matters

If Mulcair keeps his promises on the budget and the corporate tax rate, it’s unclear how an NDP government could avoid spending cuts
Stephen Gordon
Economic analysis

What you need to know ahead of the interest rate announcement

Are we in a recession? Will the Bank of Canada cut the interest rate again? Should it?
Stephen Gordon
Economic analysis

How the rich would benefit from the Liberals’ middle class tax cut

The NDP is right. Higher-income earners will benefit more from the Liberal tax cut plan than the middle class
Stephen Gordon
Economic analysis

The real story of government spending? Unprecedented discipline

Economist Stephen Gordon explains why the PM’s five-year plan held up—and why it’s so remarkable
Stephen Gordon
Canada

The Quebec budget starts the structural reform the province needs

From fixing the ’bad habit’ of special tax credits to removing roadblocks to growth, the Quebec budget gets a lot of things right
Stephen Harper
Economic analysis

Harper almost has his surplus

It seems pretty clear that the Conservatives will be able to announce a small surplus when it brings down its budget in April
Stephen Gordon
Economic analysis

Canada’s population is getting older faster than we thought

The bad news about our greying population in Statistics Canada’s revised labour force survey data
Stephen Gordon
Economic analysis

What beer and pizza can tell us about the impact of the oil crash

Don’t make this mistake when trying to analyze the effect of falling oil prices on the Canadian economy
Stephen Gordon
Economic analysis

The Harper agenda prevails, whether he wins or loses

By putting shrewd politics ahead of sound economics, the Prime Minister has guaranteed Canada will have austerity for years to come
Stephen Gordon
Economic analysis

Is Canada’s one per cent really in retreat?

Why has the income share at the top fallen in Canada, even as it continues to increase in the US?