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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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Getting closer to market doesn't mean moving

Herb Emery

Posted: July 3, 2019 12:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Regional Economics , JDI Roundtable , Manufacturing , Government , Taxation

How can our export-based businesses grow? A common answer I’ve heard from New Brunswick’s export manufacturers is that they need to “get closer to the market”. Since New Brunswick isn’t a floating island that can be dragged closer to some other place, this seems impossible without setting up production closer to destination markets. In economics, transportation costs are “iceberg costs” – the further the goods travel, the more of the total value...

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