We are a group of Canadian economists, working at institutions across Canada. We represent a fairly broad spectrum of views and opinions.
Our purpose here is to offer a sense of how many economists approach economic problems and economic policy.
Our focus is on those issues most important to Canadians.
Here we offer a series of short videos. The videos are also presented (in a much more user-friendly format) at the Institute for Research on Public Policy's website (here). Below, we've grouped the videos into three sections.
The first - Concepts and Canadian Policy - offers some background necessary to understand Canadian policy, how our economy operates, and some related research.
A second series - Canadian research - tells you what the experts know about specific issues in the Canadian economy, based on recent Canadian research.
A third series - Current Debates - offers a discussion of current policy debates we hear across Canada, at federal, provincial, and local levels, from the viewpoint of an economist.
We are building our video library, and trying to improve on accessibility. The videos are posted on YouTube, with captions available. If you require alternative formats, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best. Below, we offer links to the videos and a copy of the script, some cases with further references for those who want to know more.