Benjamin Dachis

C.D. Howe Institute

Policy Analyst

67 Yonge St., Suite 300

Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (40)

1.

Rethinking Royalty Rates: Why There is a Better Way to Tax Oil and Gas Development

C.D. Howe Institute
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Oct 2011
Colin Busby, Benjamin Dachis and Bev Dahlby
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and University of Alberta - Department of Economics
Downloads 139 (204,456)

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Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness, Province of Alberta, oil and gas royalties, tax revenues

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The Laws of Unintended Consequence: The Effect of Labour Legislation on Wages and Strikes

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, No. 304, June 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Jul 2010
Benjamin Dachis and Robert Hebdon
C.D. Howe Institute and McGill University
Downloads 111 (242,552)

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Economic Growth and Innovation, Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments, Labour Relations, Compulsory Arbitration, Back-to-Work Legislation

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Stuck in Place: The Effect of Land Transfer Taxes on Housing Transactions

C.D. Howe Institute 364
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Nov 2012
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 103 (255,623)

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Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness, Canadian provincial and municipal governments, Land Transfer Taxes (LTTs), real estate sale or transfer, household mobility

4.

Changing the Channel on Canadian Communications Regulation

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 451
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 May 2016
Benjamin Dachis and Daniel Schwanen
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute - Research
Downloads 98 (264,239)

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Industry Regulation and Competition Policy

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Cars, Congestion and Costs: A New Approach to Evaluating Government Infrastructure Investment

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 385
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 78 (304,493)

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Economic Growth, Innovation, Congestion, Public Infrastructure, Transportation

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Drilling Down on Royalties: How Canadian Provinces Can Improve Non-Renewable Resource Taxes

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 435
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 Sep 2015
Robin Boadway and Benjamin Dachis
Queen's University and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 76 (309,187)

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Energy and Natural Resources, Taxation, Non-renewable resource

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Picking Up Savings: The Benefits of Competition in Municipal Waste Services

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 308
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Oct 2010
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 64 (339,490)

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Urban Issues, competitive tendering, waste services contracts, Ontario, municipalities, contracting

8.

Tackling Traffic: The Economic Cost of Congestion in Metro Vancouver

C.D. Howe Institute eBrief 206
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 15 Mar 2015
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 62 (344,996)

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Economic Growth and Innovation, Urban Issues Series, Congestion, Traffic

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National Priorities 2016: The Future of Canadian Energy Policy

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 224
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Jan 2016
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 59 (353,578)

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Industry Regulation and Competition Policy

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Holding Canada's Cities to Account: An Assessment of Municipal Fiscal Management

C.D. Howe Institute Vol. 145, November 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Jan 2012
Benjamin Dachis and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 59 (353,578)

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Fiscal & Tax Competitiveness, Governance and Public Institutions, Urban Issues Series, Canadian municipalities, fiscal management, municipal budgets

11.

Small Business Preferences as a Barrier to Growth: Not So Tall after All

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 426
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 May 2015
Benjamin Dachis and John Lester
C.D. Howe Institute and University of Calgary - The School of Public Policy
Downloads 53 (371,978)

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Fiscal and Tax Policy

12.

At the Crossroads: New Ideas for Charity Finance in Canada

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 01 Apr 2012
Adam Aptowitzer and Benjamin Dachis
Drache Aptowitzer, LLP and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 48 (388,459)

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Governance and Public Institutions, Canada, Canadian charities, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

13.

Building Better Budgets: Canada's Cities Should Clean Up Their Financial Reporting

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 439
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Nov 2015
Benjamin Dachis and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 44 (402,351)

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Public Governance and Accountability

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All's Well that Ends Well: Addressing End-of-Life Liabilities for Oil and Gas Wells

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 492
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 02 Oct 2017
Benjamin Dachis, Blake Shaffer and Vincent Thivierge
C.D. Howe Institute, University of Calgary and University of Ottawa - Institute of the Environment
Downloads 43 (406,024)

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Energy and Natural Resources, Business Investment, Environmental Policies and Norms, Oil and Gas

15.

Full Throttle: Reforming Canada's Aviation Policy

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 398
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Jan 2014
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 43 (406,024)

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Economic Growth and Innovation

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Access Denied: The Effect of Apprenticeship Restrictions in Skilled Trades

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 380
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Robbie Brydon and Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 43 (406,024)

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Economic Growth, Innovation, Skills, Trades, Apprenticeship, Labour Market

17.

Measuring Innovation in Canada: The Tale Told by Patent Applications

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 191
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Dec 2014
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute, Nuffield College and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 42 (409,667)

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Economic Growth and Innovation, Energy & Environment

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Getting More Buildings for Our Bucks: Canadian Infrastructure Policy in 2016

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 225
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Jan 2016
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 39 (420,976)

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Public Investments, Infrastructure

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The National Energy Board's Limits in Assessing Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 229
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 26 Feb 2016
Grant Bishop and Benjamin Dachis
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 38 (425,061)

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Industry Regulation and Competition Policy

20.

What Gets Measured Gets Managed: The Economic Burden of Business Property Taxes

C.D. Howe Institute Ebrief 166
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Oct 2013
Adam Found, Benjamin Dachis and Peter Tomlinson
University of Toronto, C.D. Howe Institute and University of Toronto
Downloads 35 (437,226)

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Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness

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Through the Roof: The High Cost of Barriers to Building New Housing in Canadian Municipalities

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 513
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 May 2018
Benjamin Dachis and Vincent Thivierge
C.D. Howe Institute and University of Ottawa - Institute of the Environment
Downloads 33 (445,601)

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Industry Regulation and Competition Policy; Financial Services and Regulation; Housing and Mortgages

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New and Improved: How Institutional Investment in Public Infrastructure can Benefit Taxpayers and Consumers

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 473
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Apr 2017
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 27 (473,920)

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Public Investments and Infrastructure

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Baffling Budgets: Canada's Cities Need Better Financing Reporting

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 397
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Jan 2014
Benjamin Dachis and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 24 (489,980)

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Fiscal Policy and Tax Competitiveness

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Fiscal Soundness and Economic Growth: An Economic Program for Ontario

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 505
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Mar 2018
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 23 (495,441)

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Fiscal and Tax Policy; Provincial Taxation and Budgets

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Death by a Thousand Cuts? Western Canada’s Oil and Natural Gas Policy Competitiveness Scorecard

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 501
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Feb 2018
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 17 (529,861)

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Energy and Natural Resources; Business and Capital Taxation; Efficiency and Productivity; Electricity

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Fuzzy Finances: Grading the Financial Reports of Canada's Municipalities

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 496
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Dec 2017
Benjamin Dachis, William B. P. Robson and Farah Omran
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 17 (529,861)

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Fiscal and Tax Policy

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Capital Needed: Canada Needs More Robust Business Investment

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief No. 179
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Jul 2014
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and Nuffield College
Downloads 16 (535,509)

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Economic Growth, Innovation

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The 2014 C.D. Howe Institute Business Tax Burden Ranking

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief 187
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Nov 2014
Adam Found, Benjamin Dachis and Peter Tomlinson
University of Toronto, C.D. Howe Institute and University of Toronto
Downloads 14 (547,257)

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Fiscal Policy and Tax Competitiveness

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A Crisis of Capital: Canadian Workers Need More Tools, Buildings and Equipment

C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 223
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Dec 2015
Benjamin Dachis, William B. P. Robson and Aaron Jacobs
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 13 (553,183)

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Innovation and Business Growth

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A Roadmap to Municipal Reform: Improving Life in Canadian Cities

C.D. Howe Institute Policy Study 46
Number of pages: 288 Posted: 17 Nov 2018
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 12 (559,130)

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Public Investments and Infrastructure; Capital Projects Costs and Benefits;Crown Corporations and other Government Enterprises;Government Assets;Local Services and Governments;Property Taxes;Public-Private Partnerships;Role and Efficiency of Government;Transportation;Urban Issues;User Fees

31.

How Ottawa Can Deliver a Reformed Canada Post

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief No. 162
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 13 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2013
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 12 (559,130)

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Governance and Public Institutions, Canada Post, Transport

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Two Sets of Books at City Hall? Grading the Financial Reports of Canada's Cities

C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 460
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Benjamin Dachis, William B. P. Robson and Jennifer M Tsao
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 10 (571,260)

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Public Governance and Accountability

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Equipment Failure: Feeble Business Investment Costs Canadians Their Competitive Edge

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 255
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 25 Mar 2017
William B. P. Robson, Aaron Jacobs and Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 9 (577,320)

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Innovation and Business Growth

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Railroad Blues: How to Get Canada's Rail Policy Back on Track

C.D. Howe Institute e-brief No. 207
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 19 Apr 2015
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 9 (577,320)

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International Paper, Sectoral Studies, Railroad

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Equipping Canadian Workers: Business Investment Loses a Step Against Competitors Abroad

C.D. Howe Institute E-brief 167
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Nov 2013
Benjamin Dachis and William B. P. Robson
C.D. Howe Institute and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 7 (589,654)

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Economic Growth and Innovation

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Hosing Homebuyers: Why Cities Should Not Pay for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure with Development Charges

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 281
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 31 Aug 2018
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 6 (596,005)

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Public Investments and Infrastructure

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Speed Bump Ahead: Ottawa Should Drive Slowly on Clean Fuel Standards

C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief 279
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Aug 2018
Benjamin Dachis
C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 2 (626,701)

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Energy and Natural Resources; Business Subsidies and Preferences; Efficiency and Productivity; Environmental Policies and Norms; Oil and Gas; Regulatory Burden; Transportation

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The Impact of Collective Bargaining Legislation on Strike Activity and Wage Settlements

Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 53, Issue 3, pp. 394-429, 2014
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Jun 2014
Michele Campolieti, Robert Hebdon and Benjamin Dachis
University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management, McGill University and C.D. Howe Institute
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Collective Bargaining in the Canadian Public Sector, 1978–2008: The Consequences of Restraint and Structural Change

British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 192-213, 2016
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Feb 2016
Michele Campolieti, Robert Hebdon and Benjamin Dachis
University of Toronto, McGill University and C.D. Howe Institute
Downloads 1 (639,245)
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Business Tax Burdens in Canada's Major Cities: The 2015 Report Card

C.D. Howe Institute eBrief 221
Posted: 24 Nov 2015
Benjamin Dachis, Peter Tomlinson and Adam Found
C.D. Howe Institute, University of Toronto and University of Toronto

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Public Investments, Infrastructure