Fraser Institute

Fraser Institute

Type Think Tank
Wikipedia Wikipedia
Year founded 1974
Location Vancouver, BC Canada Canada
Budget USD 5M-19M
Functions Advocacy, Education and training
Funding sources Foundations or grants, Individual citizens
Tags economics social policy
See also AIMS
Summary The Institute was founded to redirect public attention to the roles that markets can play in providing for the economic and social wellbeing of Canadians. The Institute aims to present innovative market solutions to economic problems, expand debate on public policy, and positively influence policy formation in such areas as welfare reform, privatization, taxation, free trade, government debt, education, poverty, deregulation, healthcare, labor markets, economic restructuring, and the role of government. The Institute now has about 3,200 individual, corporate, and foundation supporters in Canada, the United States, and other countries.

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Fraser Institute · 1 June 2023

In 2021, the Government of Canada enacted the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, more commonly discussed as “Net-Zero Emissions 2050.” The goal of this Act is to ensure that in …

Fraser Institute · 26 May 2023 English

Payment of reparations to historically mistreated racial minorities, especially people of African origin, is a lively topic of discussion in the United States and other countries where slavery was institutionalized. …

Fraser Institute · 24 May 2023 English

For four decades during the latter half of the 20th century, Poland and its people were the subjects of a grand socio-economic experiment. Under the watchful eye of its Soviet …

Fraser Institute · 18 May 2023 English

This essay presents empirical evidence about poverty in Canada. It employs a basic needs approach to defining and measuring poverty and uses three different Statistics Canada databases to help estimate …

Fraser Institute · 16 May 2023 English

Summary This research bulletin compares median employment income levels in Canada’s largest metropolitan areas, which Statistics Canada designates as Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs). Median employment income in Canada’s 41 CMAs …

Fraser Institute · 12 May 2023 English

English philosopher and political economist John Stuart Mill argued that people learn by choosing: this is how they become creative and productive individuals. For this reason, and because he felt …

Fraser Institute · 11 May 2023 English

The economic and fiscal disruption and associated effects of the pandemic in Canada and around the world were severe and unprecedented. The general effects of the pandemic were to disrupt …

Fraser Institute · 9 May 2023 English

Summary One measure of the privately borne cost of wait times is the value of time that is lost while waiting for treatment. Valuing only hours lost during the average …

Fraser Institute · 4 May 2023 English

This report presents the results of the Fraser Institute’s 2022 annual survey of mining and exploration companies. The survey is an attempt to assess how mineral endowments and public policy …

Fraser Institute · 2 May 2023 English

The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated adverse economic impacts put substantial strains on governments’ budgets. When governments face a sharp increase in their budget deficits, they can respond by raising …

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