Andrew Coyne once wrote:

Economics is the only profession where people who have never studied the subject, never read any of its major works, never so much as thought about it, nevertheless feel entitled to dismiss two centuries of the most rigorous intellectual spadework — not for nothing is economics known as the queen of the social sciences — with a wave of their hands.

I’m an economist at Industry Canada in Ottawa. The people I advise have every incentive to not listen to me. I’m happy to find that they still do (well, at least most of the time).

Needless to say: all opinions expressed on this website are my own, and do not represent those of Industry Canada or any other part of the government of Canada.

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