Alexandre Laurin

C.D. Howe Institute

Associate Director of Research

67 Yonge St., Suite 300

Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8

Canada

http://www.cdhowe.org

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

Canada’s Looming Retirement Challenge: Will Future Retirees be Able to Maintain Their Living Standards Upon Retirement?

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary Pension Paper No. 317
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Jan 2011
Kevin D. Moore, William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
affiliation not provided to SSRN, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 68 (222,340)
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Pension Papers, Canada, Pensions, Retirement Income, LifePaths, Statistics Canada, Registered Pension Plans (RPPs), Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)

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Saver's Choice: Comparing the Marginal Effective Tax Burdens on RRSPs and TFSAs

C.D. Howe Institute
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Apr 2010
Alexandre Laurin and Finn Poschmann
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 67 (250,234)
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Pension Papers, Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs), Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs), marginal effective tax rates (METRs)

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Supersized Superannuation:The Startling Fair-Value Cost of Canadian Public Service Pensions

Rotman International Journal of Pension Management, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2010
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Jun 2010
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fair-Value, Liability Discount Rate, Pension Fund, Public Accounts, Public Service Pensions

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Supersized Superannuation: The Startling Fair-Value Cost of Federal Government Pensions

C.D. Howe Institute
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Feb 2010
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 57 (282,342)
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Pension Papers, governance and public institutions, fair-value accounting, defined-benefit pension plan

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Income Splitting for Two-Parent Families: Who Gains, Who Doesn't, and at What Cost?

C.D. Howe Institute
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Oct 2011
Alexandre Laurin and Jonathan R. Kesselman
C.D. Howe Institute and Simon Fraser University - Public Policy Program
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Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness, Canada, income splitting, tax savings, marginal tax rates

6.

Back to Balance: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2010

C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, No. 127
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Mar 2010
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 32 (379,083)
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Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness, shadow budget, federal budget, federal deficit

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Achieving Balance, Spurring Growth: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2012

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 Apr 2012
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Canada, Federal Budget 2012, Federal employee compensation, tax base, Crown Corporations

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Ottawa's Hidden Deficit: The Widening Gap between Federal Government Pension Liabilities and Assets

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 406
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Apr 2014
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Governance and Public Institutions, Pension

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A Faster Track to Fiscal Balance: The 2011 Shadow Budget

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, No. 320, February 2011
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Mar 2011
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal Policy, Canada, Federal Budget, Shadow Budget

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Pooled Registered Pension Plans: Pension Saviour - Or a New Tax on the Poor?

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 359
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Sep 2012
James Pierlot and Alexandre Laurin
Pierlot Pension Law and C.D. Howe Institute
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Pension Policy, Governance and Public Institutions, Canada, Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs)

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Comparing Nest Eggs: How CPP Reform Affects Retirement Choices

C.D. Howe Institute 352
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Jun 2012
Alexandre Laurin, Kevin S. Milligan and Tammy Schirle
C.D. Howe Institute, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and Wilfrid Laurier University - School of Business & Economics
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Pension Policy, Canada Pension Plan (CPP), early retirement, GIS clawback

12.

Outliving Our Savings: Registered Retirement Income Funds Rules Need a Big Update

C.D. Howe Institute Ebrief 175
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 06 Jun 2014
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 16 (411,097)

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Governance and Public Institutions, Pension Papers

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Equipping Canadians for Success: A Shadow Budget for 2014

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 399
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Feb 2014
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal Policy and Tax Competitiveness, Federal Budget

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Impacts of Quebec's 2010 Budget on the Province's Tax Burden (Le Budget 2010 du Québec: Effets sur la taille et la progressivité du fardeau fiscal)

C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, No. 132, July 2010
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2012
Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal Policy, Quebec Budget, Quebec Tax System

15.

Who Loses Most? The Impact of Taxes and Transfers on Retirement Incomes

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 189
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Nov 2014
Finn Poschmann and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 8 (482,017)
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Fiscal Policy and Tax Competitiveness, Retirement, Seniors

16.

Adaptability, Accountability and Sustainability: Intergovernmental Fiscal Arrangements in Canada

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 431
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Jul 2015
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy

17.

The Overlooked Option for Boosting Retirement Savings: Higher Limits for RRSPS

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 183
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Sep 2014
Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute
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Governance and Public INstitutions, Pension, Retirement

18.

Treading Water: The Impact of High METRs on Working Families in Canada

C.D. Howe Institute E-brief 160
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2013
Alexandre Laurin and Finn Poschmann
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal Policy, Tax Competitiveness, METRs, Canadian families

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The 8 Percent Solution: A Sensible Tax Compromise for Albertans

C.D. Howe Institute E-brief 159
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Colin Busby and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal Policy, Tax Competitiveness, Alberta

20.

Drawing Down Our Savings: The Prospects for RRIF Holders Following the 2015 Federal Budget

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief No. 210
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Jul 2015
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 6 (507,810)

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Retirement Income and Saving; Pensions

21.

Prudence and Opportunity: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2013

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 375
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2013
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Canada, Federal Budget 2013, Federal employee compensation, tax base, Crown Corporations

22.

Ottawa's Secret Debt: The Burden and Risks of Federal Employee Pensions

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief No. 208
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 May 2015
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Retirement Income and Saving; Pensions

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Challenges, Growth and Opportunity: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2015

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 423
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Apr 2015
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal Policy, Tax Competitiveness

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Off Target: Assessing the Fairness of Ottawa's Proposed Tax Reforms for 'Passive' Investments in CCPCs

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 493, ISBN: 978-1-987983-44-9
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 Oct 2017
Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy

25.

Tax Options for Childcare that Encourage Work, Flexibility, Choice, Fairness and Quality

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 481
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Jun 2017
Alexandre Laurin and Kevin S. Milligan
C.D. Howe Institute and University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics
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Fiscal and Tax Policy

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Premium Compensation: The Ballooning Cost of Federal Government Employees

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief No. 258
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 May 2017
Alexandre Laurin and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Retirement Saving and Income

27.

Bigger CPP, Bigger Risks: What 'Fully Funded' Expansion Means and Doesn't Mean

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 256
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 05 Apr 2017
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Retirement Saving and Income

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The Bigger Picture: How the Fourth Pillar Impacts Retirement Preparedness

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 457
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Sep 2016
Jeremy Kronick and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Retirement Income and Saving

29.

Worse Than It Looks: The True Burden and Risks of Federal Employee Pension Plans

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 449
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 May 2016
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Retirement Income and Saving

30.

Where the Bucks Stop: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2016

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 447
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Mar 2016
William B. P. Robson and Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy

31.

Job One Is Jobs: Workers Need Better Policy Support and Stronger Skills

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 228
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 Feb 2016
Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute
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Shifting the Federal Tax Burden on the One-Percenters: A Losing Proposition

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 222
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Dec 2015
Alexandre Laurin
C.D. Howe Institute
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Tax Reform Priorities for Canada: Creating More Wealth to Go Around

C.D. Howe Institute eBrief 220
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 24 Nov 2015
Alexandre Laurin and Craig R. Alexander
C.D. Howe Institute and C. D. Howe Institute
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Fiscal and Tax Policy