Kevin Milligan

Professor, Vancouver School of Economics

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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 […]

Notes from address to Vancouver Rotary Club luncheon

Notes for talk to Rotary Business Luncheon March 13, 2018 Kevin Milligan, UBC Vancouver School of Economics — With the big US tax reform now law, many are wondering what Canada should do in response. Minister Morneau has taken a cautious approach so far. I think that’s appropriate. But do think there is a strong […]

Notes from C.D. Howe: Investment-focused corporate taxation

Notes for talk to C.D. Howe Institute, National Council Meeting March 7, 2018 Kevin Milligan, UBC Vancouver School of Economics (Printable PDF version here.) — With the big US tax reform now law, many are wondering what Canada should do in response. Minister Morneau has taken a cautious approach so far. I think that’s appropriate. […]

The Graham Lecture: Canada’s Fiscal Federation for the next 50 years

Canada’s Fiscal Federation: The Next 50 Years Kevin Milligan UBC Vancouver School of Economics John F. Graham Memorial Lecture 2017 Dalhousie University November 30, 2017 Draft Script Slides can be found here. A PDF of this script can be found here. Introduction Slide 1: Title slide Thank you for the introduction. Slide 2: Pier 21: […]

Comments on Ontario PC Policy Platform

UPDATE March 12, 2018: Because of the change in leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, my words below no longer represent my current views. I wish the voters of Ontario good luck with their choices. KM —– I am Kevin Milligan, Professor of Economics at the Vancouver School of Economics. My disclosure information […]

Canada’s Radical Fiscal Federation

Canada’s Radical Fiscal Federation Kevin Milligan UBC Vancouver School of Economics Presentation at the conference “Canada at its Centennial and Sesquicentennial: transformative policy then and now” organized by UofT’s School of Public Policy and Governance, held in Toronto on November 17, 2017. This is my draft script. The powerpoint slides can be downloaded here. There […]

Senate Finance Committee Testimony

Kevin Milligan Professor of Economics Vancouver School of Economics Submission in support of testimony to the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance November 6, 2017. My disclosure is here. This text is available as a nicely-printable PDF here. The Economic Impact of the Private Corporation Tax Proposals and Small Business Rate Cut In October, Finance […]

FINA Testimony, September 2017

Kevin Milligan Professor of Economics Vancouver School of Economics University of British Columbia Prepared Comments on Tax Planning for Private Corporations for Standing Committee on Finance September 26, 2017 Ottawa, ON I’d like to make two points this morning. First, I want to talk about the goals of this reform package. Second, I will discuss […]

Integration and the Taxation of Passive Income: An Economic Perspective

Notes prepared for the Canadian Tax Foundation conference “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations: Analysis and Discussion with Finance,” held in Ottawa on September 25, 2017. Kevin Milligan Vancouver School of Economics kevin.milligan@ubc.ca This presentation concerns the Department of Finance proposals on the tax planning by private corporations. The discussion document can be found here. The […]

The Efficiency and Fairness Case for Private Corporation Tax Reform

Background notes prepared for private corporation tax event: “Taxing Small Corporations: Increasing Fairness or Undermining Growth?” University of Calgary School of Public Policy September 14, 2017 Kevin Milligan, UBC Vancouver School of Economics, kevin.milligan@ubc.ca PDF of these comments available here. Introduction Other speakers have covered the details of the proposed reform package in detail, so […]

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