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Dr. Emery on Rogers Voice of the Province

AIPR Staff

Posted: December 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM AST

Category: Manufacturing , JDI Roundtable , Immigration , Government , Labour Markets , Taxation , Regional Economics

Dr. Herb Emery, Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics at the University of New Brunswick, was invited to Rogers Voice of the Province in October 2019 to talk about the New Brunswick's economy and how shifting manufacturing into higher gear could be a game changer.  

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When labour costs outpace productivity

Herb Emery

Posted: August 7, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Manufacturing , Social Policy , JDI Roundtable , Regional Economics , Labour Markets

New Brunswick’s economy is sick. Since the 2008 Great Recession, New Brunswick has been plagued by a chronic condition called “Baumol’s cost disease”, caused by the double whammy of an aging population and sluggish business investment. We have fewer people in the labour force and our businesses either don’t have the confidence or resources to invest in productivity-enhancing improvements. The result? Labour costs are going up but productivity is not. While...

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