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Do Higher Minimum Wages Benefit Workers AND Employers?

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Andrew Jackson, of the Broadbent Institute, argues in a Huffington Post article that the recent increase in Alberta’s minimum wage to $12.20 (on a path to $15 in 2018) not only benefits workers, but also employers. He presents the cons and pros of minimum wages, including a claim […]

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Uber Teaching Moments Galore!

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After meeting an Uber developer at a University of Waterloo hackathon, a student posted this paper – “The Effects of Uber’s Surge Pricing – A Case Study” – by Jonathan Hall (Head of Economic Research, Legal and Public Policy at Uber Technologies), Cory Kendrick (Data Scientist at Uber Technologies) […]

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