Ergete Ferede

Associate Professor of Economics, MacEwan University

Ergete Ferede is an Associate Professor of Economics at MacEwan University. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Alberta. His research focuses on taxation policy and intergovernmental grants. He also conducts research on the efficiency costs of taxes and the effects of taxes on various economic activities. His research has been published in National Tax Journal, International Tax and Public Finance, Small Business Economics, Public Finance Review etc.

Recent Research by Ergete Ferede

— Jun 25, 2019
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Revenue Effects of Tax Rate Increases on High-Income Earners

Revenue Effects of Tax Rate Increases on High-income Earners spotlights the federal government’s top personal income tax rate increase (from 29 per cent to 33 per cent), which took effect in 2016. And compares the effects of the tax increase on federal government revenue based on two scenarios—if there were no behavioural responses from taxpayers and if taxpayers responded by changing their behaviour.

— Jul 10, 2018
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The Effects on Entrepreneurship of Increasing Provincial Top Personal Income Tax Rates in Canada

The Effects on Entrepreneurship of Increasing Provincial Top Personal Income Tax Rates in Canada finds that many provincial governments across Canada are discouraging entrepreneurship and preventing hundreds of new businesses from being created by increasing top provincial personal income tax rates, which reduces the incentives for entrepreneurs to start new businesses.

— Feb 14, 2008
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Throughout much of the past 30 years, British Columbia's economy has lagged behind other Canadian provinces.