Kevin Milligan

Professor, Vancouver School of Economics

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Appointment to the Privy Council Office

On June 15th, 2020 I started as Special Advisor (Economic Recovery) to the Clerk of the Privy Council. I look forward to the challenge of helping in the effort to spur a vigorous and inclusive economic recovery. This position is with the Privy Council Office, arranged through an Interchange Agreement between the Government of Canada […]

Testimony at Finance Committee April 2020

I’m appearing at the House of Commons Finance Committee at 1pm PDT on Friday April 24th. The topic is “GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Panel on Students, Workers and Unemployed.” My comments are below:   —- Thank you for the invitation to appear. My brief comments will first address some data, followed by thoughts […]

Basic Personal Amount

[PDF version of this letter] My conflict disclosure is here. This is the text of a letter written by me to Liberal policy advisor Tyler Meredith. Re: Basic Personal Amount Tyler Meredith Liberal Party of Canada tmeredith@liberal.ca September 21, 2019 Dear Mr. Meredith, I am writing about your request to provide information about the proposal by […]

Old Age Security Expansion

[PDF version of this letter] My conflict disclosure is here. This is a letter written by me to Liberal policy advisor Tyler Meredith. Re: Old Age Security Tyler Meredith Liberal Party of Canada tmeredith@liberal.ca September 16, 2019 Dear Mr. Meredith, I am writing about your request to provide information about the proposal by the Liberal […]

Discussion on Basic Income: CEA 2019

Kevin Milligan Professor of Economics UBC Vancouver School of Economics kevin.milligan@ubc.ca May 31, 2019 Discussion of the papers in the CEA session “Promises and Prospects for a Guaranteed Basic Income in Canada / Promesses et perspectives d’un revenu de base garanti au Canada” Basic Income: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Thanks to the […]

Testimony for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA)

Kevin Milligan Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia Testimony to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance: Bill C-97 Opening Statement, via video conference May 9, 2019 Merci pour m’avoir invité.  Je m’appelle Kevin Milligan, et je suis professeur d’économie a l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique ici à Vancouver. I am going to direct […]

Does Canada Need a Tax Commission?

Script for Presentation to Canada 2020 Tax Event Monday October 22 Ottawa ON —- Does Canada need a tax commission? ——– Let’s start with some history. With Order in Council #1334, dated 25th September 1962, the Progressive Conservative government of John Diefenbaker nominated Kenneth Carter to be chairman of a Royal Commission on Taxation. The […]

Inclusive Corporate Tax Reform

Inclusive Corporate Tax Reform Kevin Milligan Vancouver School of Economics University of British Columbia Notes prepared for Northern Policy Institute “State of the North” conference September 26, 2018 North Bay, ON Powerpoint slides here. PDF of notes here. Why do we have corporations? Why does society have corporations? What is their function; the benefit they […]

FINA Testimony: Canada Workers Benefit

Notes prepared for House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance April 30, 2018 Kevin Milligan Professor of Economics Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia Topic: Bill C-74. “An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures.” (PDF copy of these notes can be […]

Speaking Notes: Canada 2020 Event on Response to US Tax Cuts

Here are my notes prepared for today’s event on Canada’s response to the US tax cuts. It was hosted by Canada 2020 in Ottawa. — Should Canada Respond to the US Tax Cuts? Kevin Milligan Vancouver School of Economics University of British Columbia Notes prepared for Canada 2020 event April 10, 2018 Ottawa, ON The […]

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