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Clemens, Jason

Works: 37 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 1,121 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Jason Clemens
The Canadian century : moving out of America's shadow by Brian Lee Crowley( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact and cost of taxation in Canada : the case for flat tax reform by Jason Clemens( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is increasing interest in, and recognition of, the need for both tax reduction and tax reform in Canada. This book provides both the rationale for tax reform and a road map for that reform. The book includes five chapters from leading experts in the field and provides a persuasive, compelling case for tax reform in Canada
Tax efficiency : not all taxes are created equal by Jason Clemens( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tax payers and tax takers is the trend of tax progressivity in the US emerging in Canada? by Jason Clemens( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditional definition of tax progressivity is being rewritten and this change could have serious ramifications for democratic decision-making. Up to now, tax progressivity has meant that, as an individual or household earned more income, they not only paid more in taxes but also paid a proportionately higher share of their income in taxes. The concept of tax progressivity is being fundamentally altered so that, rather than a progressively increasing tax burden, there is a fairly large and growing group of people who do not contribute to taxes in any meaningful way and another group of people, fairly small, that carry the overwhelming burden of taxes
Comparing public and private sector compensation in Canada by Milagros Palacios( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As federal and many provincial governments continue to struggle with both deficits and finding ways to constrain spending, there is heightened interest in how wages and non-wage benefits (i.e., total compensation) in the public sector compare with those in the private sector. While a lack of non-wage benefits data mean that there is insufficient information to make a definitive comparison of total compensation between the private and public sectors, the data that are available indicate that the public sector enjoys a clear wage premium. There are also strong indications that the public sector has more generous non-wage benefits than the private sector
Learning from the past : how Canadian fiscal policies of the 1990s can be applied today by Niels Veldhuis( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federalism and fiscal transfers essays on Australia, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States by Jason Clemens( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the constant pressures within countries organized along federalist grounds, like Canada, is the balance of power between the central and sub-national levels of governments, provinces or states. Federalism is a political system whereby a group of jurisdictions has chosen to bind themselves together by covenant. In Canada's case, provinces voluntarily decided to join the Canadian confederation. Federalism is characterized by a constitution or other binding agreement regarding the rights and powers of each level of government. Disputes regarding tax powers, spending authority, legislated mandates, and regulatory encroachment are but a sample of the many struggles observed on an ongoing basis in federalist countries between the two levels of government
The economic costs of increased marginal tax rates in Canada by Robert P Murphy( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a superficial level, and considering only the top federal personal income tax rate, Canada appears to enjoy the lightest tax burden among the G7 countries and Australia. However, this appearance is deceptive. Canada places a relatively greater emphasis on provincial taxation than do other countries in its peer group. Another complication is that the personal income tax thresholds in Canada are typically lower than in the other reference countries, meaning that the top rate may not be decisive. In other words, it is misleading to look only at the top marginal rate when it kicks in at different rates around the world. In some coutries, like Canada, the top marginal tax rate begins at a low dollar amount whereas in other countries, the top rate begins at a very high dollar amount. In Canada's case, the federal top rate is low compared to other peer countries and the threshold at which that top rate kicks in is also low compared to other peer countries. Once adjustments for these two factors are made, Canada falls to somewhere in the middle of the group of peer countries, under scoring the need for provincial tax relief if Canada wishes to build on past reforms and its current success"--page [8]
Can Canada prosper without a prosperous Ontario? by Livio Di Matteo( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- Assessing Ontario's economic malaise -- Assessing the state of Ontario's public finances -- Government, policy, and competitiveness -- Why Canada needs Ontario to prosper -- References
Policy reforms in Australia and what they mean for Canada by Stephen Kirchner( )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada and Australia share many common cultural, economic, governmental, political, and socio-economic characteristics, yet few researchers have carried out comparative analyses of their public policy experiences. These two papers, the first by Stephen Kirchner, the second by Sean Speer and Jason Clemens, are another step in the Fraser Institute's effort to fill this gap. Stephen Kirchner's study examines public policy reforms in Australia that are pertinent to policy in Canada today. The three policy areas covered are fiscal reforms made over the last two decades, Australia's experience in reforming its retirement savings system, and changes to Australia's labour laws governing unionization and collective bargaining
Measuring choice and competition in Canadian education an update on school choice in Canada by Jason Clemens( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- 1. Understanding school choice and its importance, an updated review of existing research -- 2. School choice in Canada -- 3. Conclusion -- Appendix. Notes and sources for tables and figures
Economic principles for prosperity by Robert P Murphy( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A central goal of the Fraser Institute is to provide interested Canadians with information about what works and what doesn't when it comes to creating, maintaining, and improving prosperity. In short, our view of a prosperous society is one that affords opportunities to everyone for personal and professional fulfilment. This book is about how best to achieve those aims. One of the book's underlying tenets is that stagnation has been the overwhelming norm for human society. We recognize that the remarkable progress that began to take hold in the 18th century is atypical in the scope of human history
Comparing the debt burdens of Ontario and California lessons from the past and solutions for the future by Robert P Murphy( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By any measure, the province of Ontario is carrying a much worse debt burden than the state of California. To many in the United States and Canada, California represents the epitome of irresponsible government spending coupled with poor cash management. In this context, discovering thatOntario's financial position is far more precarious should serve as a wake-up call to Ontario policy makers and citizens alike. To get a sense of just how serious Ontario's debt situation is, the paper compares Ontario's indebtedness, across a host of measures, to California's
An economic and fiscal comparison of Alberta and other North American energy producing provinces and states by Livio DiMatteo( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moreover, Alberta's deficit in 2012-13 ballooned from 0.1 per cent of provincial spending to almost seven per cent. Consequently, continuous deficit spending has drained the province’s rainy day funds. Alberta's net assets (total assets minus total liabilities) plummeted from $31.5 billion in 2007-08 to $12.1 billion in 2012-13 -- a loss of $19.4 billion in just five years. During that same period, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador were able to reduce their debt by $2.2 billion and $1.6 billion, respectively. And the problem isn’t a lack of revenue. Alberta’s spending on programs increased by $22.1 billion -- more than needed to account for inflation and population growth since 2005-06. Had the government simply maintained spending rates based on inflation and population growth, Alberta would have enjoyed successive balanced budgets. Continuous deficits also deny Albertans tax relief and the fruits of tax reform. When compared to the U.S. states analyzed in the study, Alberta's tax rates are generally higher and its tax system markedly unique. For example, Alaska, Texas and Wyoming impose no personal income taxes, and Wyoming and Texas also impose no corporate income tax while relying more heavily on consumption taxes such as sales tax. The study also spotlights a largely ignored weakness in Alberta's economic performance, which could threaten the province's future prosperity. Alberta ranked dead last (among the analysed jurisdictions) for productivity growth over the past decade with an average growth rate of 0.4 per cent compared to an average of 1.6 per cent for the other jurisdictions. North Dakota, which ranked first in productivity growth, recorded an amazing average growth rate of 4.1 per cent
Capital gains tax reform in Canada lessons from abroad by Charles Lammam( )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Income inequality measurement sensitivities by Christopher Sarlo( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ontario vs. the U.S. "rust belt" : coping with a changing economic world by Robert P Murphy( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rates of return for the Canada pension plan by Jason Clemens( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is confusion regarding the rates of return earned by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), which manages the investable funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) with the returns received by individual Canadian workers in the form of CPP retirement benefits. The returns of the CPPIB do not in any direct way influence the CPP retirement benefits received by individual Canadian workers. CPP retirement benefits are basically determined by the number of years a person works, their earnings in each year (relative to the maximum under the CPP), and the age at which they retire. The returns to the CPPIB, however, do benefit workers and retirees indirectly. Specifically, the returns earned by the CPPIB can reduce the need for higher contribution rates. In addition, sustained over-performance by the CPPIB over time could allow for a reduction in the contribution rate and/or an increase in the benefits paid. However, the opposite is also plausible, whereby under-performance by the CPPIB could nec
Interprovincial migration in Canada Quebeckers vote with their feet by Jason Clemens( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How income and wealth are "earned" matters in understanding inequality by Jason Clemens( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines a key missing piece of the inequality debate: differences in how income is earned and wealth accumulated that ultimately result in inequality. Put simply, how income is earned or wealth amassed matters with respect to the degree to which citizens should be concerned about inequality. Individuals can earn income and accumulate wealth in a number of different ways. The first is by serving other people through the creation and provision of demanded goods or services at prices consumers are willing to pay. Individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses that earn income and accumulate wealth by innovating and providing such goods and services benefit not only themselves and their businesses but also society more generally. There are, however, other methods by which to "earn" income and accumulate wealth that do not provide such social benefits. Individuals can earn great amounts of income and amass wealth by securing special privileges and protection from governments
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