A series of works by our staff.

Published Research

The publications highlighted below show the sophisticated work we have done collaborating with leading scholars and organizations across the globe. This work demonstrates not only the type of advisory work we have been a part of, but also our scholarly publications. Actively participating in peer-reviewed research, we stay at the forefront of economics knowledge in our domain areas.

Public Policy

Government of Northwest Territories

In this paper, we identify policy options for the Government of the Northwest Territories for generating social benefits from natural resource projects. The paper supported both executive and legislative decision-making.
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British Columbia Regional Tourism Secretariat

Working with the British Columbia Regional Tourism Secretariat, we assisted in survey design, analysis, and reporting on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the visitor economy. The research informed stakeholders and government on the changing health of this hard-hit sector.
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Global Development

Economic Diversification

Although resource-rich countries are routinely advised to diversify their economies, little evidence exists on the drivers of economic diversification success. In this paper we link an appraisal of the academic and policy knowledge base with new empirical methods and measurements, leading to new indicators of diversification success.
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Development for Fragile States

Development policy in fragile states, in particular around private sector development, is one of the remaining quagmires in a world of rising prosperity and opportunity. This framework enables high-level policy action in a complex and multidimensional environment that recognizes political economy as well as market forces.
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Business Strategy

Frontier Economies

The Harvard Business Review cover article outlined how to utilize economics and political economy to consider global strategy in frontier economies. A key insight is to think beyond the riskiness of the economy to the political and structural factors affecting different types of firms.
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Various Case Studies

We have co-written dozens of Harvard Business School and Ivey cases and teaching notes on business strategy and global economics, and the case studies are taught in business schools around the world.
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Negotiation Support

Resource Impact and Benefit Agreements

This paper pioneers a method to quantify the benefits in a resource impact and benefit agreement. We value not only financial benefits, which are relatively simple, but also the employment and contracting opportunities that the agreement enables.
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Additional Research and Co-Authorings

Besides these examples above, we have co-authored many other publications, which can be viewed at the links below.
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